Community Foundation awards $276K for nonprofit projects, programs, COVID relief


Johnson City, NY – Thirty-nine organizations in the region were awarded grants totaling $276,168 from the Community Foundation for South Central New York. The successful grant applications, approved through a competitive volunteer panel and board review process, are for a variety of capital projects, operations, COVID-19 related needs, and programming.
The Foundation received 99 applications totaling $1,149,712 in requests. Organizations funded included,
among others; museums, theater groups, libraries, school districts, human service agencies, animal welfare, and
recreational programs.
“We had four grant opportunities open this spring; Arts and Cultural Funding, Grants for Libraries, Small
Grants, and our Community Grants for up to $20,000 per organization, said Diane Brown, Executive Director. As
organizations begin to recover from the shut-down, they are seeking resources to for example, put kids back into
summer programs, restart theater seasons, and get back to post pandemic “business as usual.”
The Community Foundation for South Central New York, a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 and
headquartered in Johnson City, encourages and facilitates personal and institutional philanthropy throughout the
region by managing 140 funds within the Foundation’s endowment that are established by donors to achieve specific
charitable goals. From these funds, the Foundation has awarded over $19 million in grants to the area’s nonprofits
to help address community concerns and improve the quality of life in the region. The Community Foundation serves
donors and nonprofits in five New York counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga. More
information about the Foundation can be found on its website at