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Grants to Tompkins County, New York Organizations
and Individuals to Promote Resilient Communities

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Sustainable Tompkins

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Grants ranging from $150 to $750 to Tompkins County, New York community organizations, neighborhood groups, and individuals for resident-driven projects that promote environmental and community sustainability. Requests may be for small-scale projects that support or foster greater equity, self-sufficiency, and long-term social, economic, and environmental wellbeing. Grant funds may be used for ongoing or one-time projects, as long as they meet the stated criteria.

Goals of the grants
- To support and stimulate resident-based, “bottom-up” initiatives that improve the quality of life and long-term health of residents in neighborhoods.
- To build neighborhood capacity, opportunity, and leadership, and generate more collaboration between residents, organizations, and leaders.

Examples or Previously Funded Projects:
-Funds for tools for a start-up bloc-wide garden project;
-Materials for a community quilt project with an inter-generational component;
-Tuition scholarship for a leadership development training;
-Start-up funds for a youth-run business that increases neighborhood self-reliance.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176644

Estimated Size of Grant:

$150 - $750

Term of Contract:

Projects should produce some specific results in 6 months or less.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include residents of Tompkins County, including neighborhood or community organizations, newly formed groups of neighbors with a specific project in mind, or civic-minded individuals.

In general, the granted funds do not pay for staff time; only projects that take place in Tompkins County are eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due on a quarterly basis: March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.

To request an application form, please contact Sasha Paris (see contact details below).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications may be emailed or mailed to:

Sasha Paris, Mini-Grants Program Coordinator

Sustainable Tompkins
309 N. Aurora St.
Ithaca, NY 14850

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Tompkins County

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