Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes: Community Grant Program

Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.

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Next deadline: Jul 1, 2020 (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Jun 1, 2021 (Letter of inquiry)

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $20,000

Fields of work: Environment Environmental Conservation

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New York: Chemung County, Steuben County

Location of residency: Counties in New York: Chemung County, Steuben County

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About this funder:



The Community Grants Program is an open, competitive program for nonprofits that reside in and serve the residents of Chemung and Southeastern Steuben counties. Grants are made in the fall in the areas of the arts, culture, education, youth, environment, animals, human services, and capacity building.

Grant Categories

Community Foundation funds a wide variety of programs and projects across all program areas. Most grants, however, fall into three categories:

Program or Direct Service Grants – for costs associated with implementation of the program

Capital Grants – for costs related to building construction, building renovation or capital equipment

Organizational Development and Capacity Building Grants - for costs related to activities such as strategic planning, board development, program planning, performance management and evaluation, succession planning or marketing and communications. Other organizational capacity areas under this category include business planning, fund development, facility planning and management systems (financial, HR, technology)

NEW! Nonprofit organizations may now apply for a Program Grant OR a General Operating Support Grant. 

Community Grant Program - General Operating Support

The general operating support grant is a one-time opportunity to provide nonprofits located in and providing services for the residents of Chemung and/or Southeastern Steuben counties that have been impacted by COVID-19 with unrestricted funding to achieve their missions. Review the GOS Guidelines for Grantseekers for more information. 

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