Tioga Downs awards $1.5 million to nonprofits on Giving Tuesday


NICHOLS – The Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation awarded $1.5 million in grants to 100 local non-profit organizations throughout the Southern Tier on this year’s Giving Tuesday.

Grant recipients were announced during an evening awards ceremony at Tioga Downs Casino Resort, where non-profit organizations from Chemung, Tioga, Broome, and Bradford counties were highlighted for their initiatives in addressing and combating local poverty and community deterioration.

“Through the experiences shared by our award winners, we eagerly anticipate the ripple effects of these grants making a real difference close to home,” said Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural. “There are countless organizations doing amazing work, often without the budget they truly deserve, and these grants aim to amplify their impact.”

According to a press release from Tioga Downs, the foundation is dedicated to promoting economic and community development by supporting organizations that contribute to charitable, religious, literary, scientific, and educational endeavors within the target counties. With hundreds of applications received annually, the foundation strives to donate to as many organizations as possible.

“Gural’s pledge to increase grant funding to $2 million in both 2024 and 2025 underscores the foundation’s commitment to driving positive local change, a goal made achievable through Tioga Downs’ continued community support,” the press release said.

For more information about the foundation and grant applications, visit www.tiogadowns.com/foundation/.

ABOUT: Tioga Downs Casino Resort is the premier gaming center in the Southern Tier. The property features more than 890 slot machines, 29 table games, and six poker tables. The resort is also home to some of the most competitive harness racing in the state of New York at its historic 5/8 mile racetrack. Families can also dine at one of our four restaurants, including the popular P.J. Clarke’s. You must be 21 years of age or older to play at the resort. Please play responsibly.