Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to Tompkins County, New York nonprofit organizations and municipalities for community events that promote the region's unique history and culture. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life for local residents through programs and events that are free and open to the public, and are planned by community members as a benefit to the community.
The Community Celebrations Grant program funds community-led efforts to educate the public about its history and cultural inheritances; to improve understanding of local culture; and to expand contemporary culture in ways that are informative, educational and just plain fun.
A celebration is defined as an event, program, or series of events endorsed by a municipality or recognized community. A celebration is also defined as an observance, commemoration, jubilation, inauguration, presentation, salute, or any other “red letter day” that has meaning for the community.
- Local artists, performers, or providers of cultural programming
- Promotion and marketing
- Professional services needed to produce a successful celebration
- Educational materials
- Reusable banners
GrantWatch ID#: 175718
Award Range: $500 to $3,000
- The spring grant round is for events that occur between May and December.
- The fall grant round is for events that occur between January and April.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To register and apply online: https://www.commongrantapplication.com/register.php?refOrgId=70636&refProgId=686&refProgType=grantsNew
Kristin McCarthy, Tourism Program staff
USA: New York: Tompkins County