$17,100 in Grants to Benefit Tioga County Youth


Five non-profit organizations serving youth in Tioga County, N. Y., have been awarded a total of $17,100.00 from the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers’ 2021 Floyd Hooker Youth Grants.

The organizations and their awards are as follows:

Food Bank of the Southern Tier- To support Child Hunger Programs in Tioga County. Grant Amount $2,500.00.

Corning-Elmira Musical Arts – This grant will make it possible for the chamber ensembles of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes to partner with the Tioga County libraries to present narrated story book concerts. Grant Amount: $2,600.00.

Tioga County Rural Ministry – To enable low-income teenagers to purchase new back-to-school clothing and shoes so that they like their peers feel confident and proud of their appearance as they return to school. Grant Amount: $3,000.00.

Christian Activity Network- For the purchase of the materials needed for addition of a gazebo structure at the Court Complex equipped with benches for participant use in pre and post playing activities. Grant Amount: $6,000.00.

Catholic Charities Tioga Outreach Center – To purchase supplies for presenters to engage students in interactive afterschool activities and support for career field trips for the Youth Empowerment Support Services program in the Newark Valley High School and Spencer-Van Etten High School. Grant Amount: $3,000.00.

In a press release announcing the awards, Suzanne Lee, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers said, “The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers and its Tioga County Advisory Board is committed to making an immediate impact by following the wishes of a former Tioga County New York resident, Floyd Hooker. His commitment to the young people of Tioga County through his fund at the Community Foundation will support youth programs in the county forever. Making a substantial impact by supporting projects and programs that will make a real difference in improving the health and welfare of our young people in all corners of Tioga County, New York.”

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves the counties of Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga (Pa.) and Tioga (N.Y.)