Community Foundation: Mini-grants

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

Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied 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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Because organizations cannot plan for every rainy day expense or future opportunity, a quick-decision turnaround and rolling deadline enables organizations to meet our community’s most critical needs without having to wait for the next Community Grants Program grant-making cycle. Mini grants are made from the more mundane – a vacuum cleaner for a parent resource center, to the more imperative - purchasing smoke detectors for low-income families. Mini grants are available throughout the year and are up to $1,000.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must be registered 501(c)3 organizations located in and serving the citizens of Chemung and/or Southeastern Steuben counties, New York.
  • Eligible for funding: 
    • Expenses not built into an organization’s annual budget
    • Emergent needs
    • Out of the ordinary projects/programs
  • Organizations may submit multiple mini grant requests throughout the year. 


  • Organizations may not submit a request for the same program/project twice in one fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

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