Foundation / Corporation
Grants to Tompkins County, New York nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that promote equity for low-income residents. Funding is intended for activities that address social justice and the obstacles to success faced by the most disenfranchised members of the community.
An important value of the Foundation is equity and the Foundation places a strong emphasis on equity in human service grants and efforts, which lead to good outcomes for all. The Foundation believes that it is better for everybody when it is better for everybody. As a result, a social justice lens for Community Needs grant making will be employed. Social justice is defined as understanding and interrupting the traditional patterns of exclusion, which prevent equal opportunity for all.
The Foundation has historically funded projects within the categories of health and human services, youth services and education, social justice and equity, and capacity building and philanthropy within its Community Needs program. It is anticipated that programs within these broad categories will continue to be funded along with proposals that advance social justice in other human service fields locally.
Priority will be given to low-income and historically disenfranchised populations. A strong preference will be given to proposals that:
- Develop interventions in partnership with the populations the project is intended to serve.
- Include relevant data for subpopulations within the target audience and tailor programs to meet the needs of those people who are most impacted by the issue being addressed.
- Identify barriers to success and facilitate initiatives that will surmount those obstacles.
- Describe how the proposed project will be implemented and evaluated in order to ensure that the intended beneficiaries are most effectively reached.
Grants for advocacy and community organizing around critical issues in Tompkins County will be considered. Technical assistance, capacity building, and planning grants are also available and interested parties are encouraged to discuss these needs with program staff before making an application.
GrantWatch ID#: 179492
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit an online letter of inquiry here:
Submit online full proposals here:
For questions about the electronic forms or process:
607.272.9124 or email to email@example.com
For emailed, mailed and faxed applications, please use the application documents provided below and submit all written correspondence to:
Park Foundation, Inc.,
140 Seneca Way, Suite 100
Ithaca, NY 14850
Sue Kittel, Senior Program Associate, Community Needs, Animal Welfare
USA: New York: Tompkins County