Tioga Downs Foundation Gives $510K to Community Groups


As part of the ongoing commitment of Tioga Downs to support its surrounding community, the casino, along with its owner Jeff Gural, has presented $510,309 in funding from the Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation to deserving organizations. The award is the second of two $500,000 check presentations that the Foundation, a non-profit organization that reviews and selects the applications for grant funding, has made in 2019.

Recipients of the funding include:

• First Baptist Church of Owego
• North Central Sight Services
• Camp Ahwaga Association Inc.
• Western Broome Meals on Wheels
• Penn-York Valley Habitat for Humanity
• All Saints Episcopal Church
• Campville Fire Department
• Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA Inc
• Tioga Central School
• North Barton Grange #45
• Trinity Episcopal Church
• Bradford County Action, Inc
• Special Olympics Pennsylvania – Bradford/ Sullivan
• Broome Tioga BOCES
• Greater Valley EMS
• Broome County Gang Prevention, Inc
• Waverly Recreation Booster Club
• Tioga County Open Door Mission
• Fenton Free Library Association
• Bradford County Regional Arts Council
• Economic Opportunity Program, Inc. of Chemung
• SEEDs of Hope Binghamton, Inc.
• LeRoy Heritage Museum, Inc.
• Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, Inc.
• Tioga Opportunities – Project Neighbor of Newark Valley
• Catholic Schools of Broome County
• Endicott Performing Arts Center
• Broome County Humane Society & Relief Association
• Secure Rehabilitation and Vocational Enterprises, Inc
• Berkshire Free Library
• Friends of Broome County Public Library
• Salvation Army of Binghamton
• Danielle House
• Police Athletic League of Binghamton NY
• Discovery Center of the Southern Tier
• Junior Achievement of Central Upstate NY
• Goodwill Theatre, Inc.

In order to qualify for funding through the Foundation, applicants must be charitable, religious, literary, scientific or educational groups operating in Broome, Tioga, Chemung or Bradford counties. Qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations have the opportunity to apply twice annually for awards, during the July and January cycle.

“I am honored to be able to give back to a community that has always had a special place in my heart and proud to support these deserving recipients as we anticipate awarding more grant funding in 2020,” said Jeff Gural, owner of Tioga Downs.