OVERVIEW: The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers supports human services, economic development, youth, education, and health in select counties of New York and Pennsylvania.
FUNDING AREAS: Human services, economic development, youth, education, health
IP TAKE: New York nonprofits should learn about the youth program opportunities through the Floyd "Vic" Hooker Youth Fund.
PROFILE: Established Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) is a community foundation that supports communities in New York and Pennsylvania. It has at least 93 funds and awards grants and scholarships to local groups. CFTT aims to “inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our communities.” It funds local human services, economic development, youth, education, and health efforts.
The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers offers multiple grant programs, including the William "Bill" Ransom III Community Service Award that takes nominations. The Robert Sullivan Grant Incentive focuses on endowment-building, while the North Eastern Potter Economic Development Association has a fund at CFTT to support economic development efforts. The Floyd "Vic" Hooker Youth Fund supports youth programs in Tioga County, New York, and the Jordan Wilcox Fund supports families while children undergoing cancer treatments. All of these funds have distinct eligibility requirements and guidelines.
Grants range between about $500 and $2,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving on the funder’s grants awarded page of its website. Grantmaking focuses on Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York. Past local grantees include Bradford County Library, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Tiers, Carantouan Greenway, and Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department.
This foundation accepts grant requests from nonprofits and encourages grantseekers to reach out to the staff via email before submitting any paperwork. Scholarship applicants must access applications through local high school guidance offices. Direct general questions to the staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-888-4759.
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