Funding Priorities

These guidelines are intended to provide a broad sense of the Foundation’s program interests and priorities. They are not intended to be prescriptive or reduce the potential for presentation of creative ideas and innovative solutions.

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, for-profit entities, endowments or for debt reduction. Capital grants are highly selective and generally limited to nonprofits in Tompkins County, NY. Eligible organizations must be classified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Prospective grantees are encouraged to review these guidelines. If they believe their work may fit into the Foundation’s interests, they should contact the Foundation before submitting a full proposal. Contact can be by telephone, short email, or letter of inquiry.