Community Foundation awards $318K in grants to Southern Tier nonprofits


Johnson City, NY — Seventeen organizations in the region were awarded grants totaling $318,288.00 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, economic development, and programming.

The Foundation received 70 applications totaling $1,202,517.00 in requests. Organizations and programs receiving funding include, among others; human services agencies, school districts, agricultural programs, shelters, music programs, entrepreneurial support, animal welfare, and recreational programs.

“Our grant opportunities this fall were fewer than the spring; nonetheless we had a significant number of applicants as organizations, school districts, and municipalities begin to move back toward projects and programs that were on hold or curtailed because of the pandemic. said Diane Brown, Executive Director.

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 143 funds within the Foundation’s endowment that are established by donors to achieve specific charitable goals. From these funds, the Foundation has awarded over $21 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