Foundation / Corporation
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#: 176644
$150 - $750
Projects should produce some specific results in 6 months or less.
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.
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).
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
309 N. Aurora St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
USA: New York: Tompkins County