$21K in Grant Money Available for Tioga County Youth Programs


Sayre, Pa. –St. Patrick’s Day 1999, Tioga County resident Floyd “Vic” Hooker won $45 million in the New York State Lottery, which according to lottery officials at that time was one of the biggest prizes awarded in state history.

After his death in 2007, Floyd “Vic” Hooker designated a portion of his estate for the Floyd Hooker Youth Fund to assist the youth of Tioga County, N.Y. The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) is currently seeking applications for grants awarded from this fund. The total 2022 grants amount available is $21,650 and the application process is open to governmental or non-profit organizations that support youth programs in Tioga County, N.Y.

An application may be obtained from CFTT’s website www.twintierscf.org or by contacting [email protected] or by calling (570) 888-4759. You may also write to CFTT, 104 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa., 18840. The deadline for filing an application is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 2. The 2022 grant recipients must have completed their grant report before a new application.

Founded in 2003, the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves five counties, Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties, Pa. and Tioga County, N.Y. The Foundation is committed to building philanthropic resources that will sustain healthy and vital communities now and into the future. The Foundation currently manages over 115 funds valued at over $8 million dollars and has awarded over $1.2 million in grants and scholarships since inception, positively impacting hundreds of lives in the region. For more information on its work in the community contact Suzanne Lee at 570-888-4759.