Community Needs > Social Justice & Equity (Prior to 2017)

These grants address inequity, human rights and racism issues in Tompkins County.

2016


Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
Building Bridges Initiative
$25,000
www.centerfortransformativeaction.org

Community Foundation of Tompkins County, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Purchase of 500 additional books for the community read, The New Jim Crow
$5,000
www.cftompkins.org

Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation

Dryden, NY
Ithaca Chemical Dependency Counselors of Color (over 2 years)
$50,000
www.tompkinscortland.edu

Tompkins County Workers' Center, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Living Wage Minimum Wage Campaign
$28,209
www.TCWorkersCenter.org

Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
Diversity Roundtable 2017
$10,000
www.diversityconsortium.org

Multicultural Resource Center

Ithaca, NY
Ultimate Re-entry Opportunity
$83,454
www.multicultural-resource.org

Civic Ensemble, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
General operating support
$10,000
www.civicensemble.org

Community Foundation of Tompkins County, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
The New Jim Crow Community Read
$20,000
www.cftompkins.org

Multicultural Resource Center

Ithaca, NY
Talking Circles on Race & Racism
$24,000
www.multicultural-resource.org

Social Ventures, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Youth Action Program of the White Privilege Conference in Philadelphia
$4,000

2015


Tompkins County Workers' Center, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Make the Minimum Wage a Living Wage Campaign
$42,865
www.TCWorkersCenter.org

Multicultural Resource Center

Ithaca, NY
Ultimate-Re-entry Opportunity - Second Phase
$91,640
www.multicultural-resource.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
Natural Leaders Initiative (over 2 years)
$25,000
www.ccetompkins.org

Multicultural Resource Center

Ithaca, NY
Talking Circles on Race & Racism
$22,500
www.multicultural-resource.org

2014


Alternatives Venture Fund, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Matched Savings for Low-Income Adults to Build Assets and Economic Stability (over two years)
$45,500
www.alternatives.org/venture

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca , NY
Finger Lakes Social Entrepreneurship Scholarships
$2,500
www.centerfortransformativeaction.org

Cornell University

Ithaca , NY
Addressing Farmworkers' Needs in Tompkins County
               
$20,000
www.giving.cornell.edu/foundations

Multicultural Resource Center

Ithaca, NY
Ultimate Re-Entry Opportunity
$43,000
www.multicultural-resource.org

The Village at Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
Together We Rise as a Community
$3,500
www.villageatithaca.org

2013


Multicultural Resource Center

Ithaca, NY
Talking Circles on Race and Racism
$20,000
www.multicultural-resource.org

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
Dorothy Cotton Institute-Human Rights Education and Leadership Development
$30,000
www.centerfortransformativeaction.org

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca , NY
Finger Lakes Social Entrepreneurship Institute Scholarships
$2,500
www.centerfortransformativeaction.org

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
Building Bridges initiative to create a just and sustainable local economy
$25,000
www.centerfortransformativeaction.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
Natural Leaders Initiative providing leadership training to low-income and underserved community members
$25,000
www.ccetompkins.org

Family Reading Partnership

Ithaca, NY
Understanding to Overcome: An All Community Viewing of Race: The Power of an Illusion
$8,000
www.familyreading.org

Multicultural Resource Center

Ithaca, NY
Talking Circles on Race and Racism
$20,000
www.multicultural-resource.org

2012


Alternatives Venture Fund, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Individual Development Accounts providing matched savings for low-income adults to build assets and economic stability (over two years)
$50,000
www.alternatives.org/venture

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
Dorothy Cotton Institute's human rights education and leadership development in local schools and communities
$30,000
www.cta.sas.cornell.edu

The History Center in Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
The Douglass 1852 educational DVD project
$7,500
www.TheHistoryCenter.net

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
The Building Bridges initiative to create a just and sustainable local economy
$25,000
cta.sas.cornell.edu

Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
Data collection and community outreach to support universal broadband access in Tompkins County
$9,878
www.tompkins-co.org

2011


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
The Natural Leaders Initiative providing leadership training to low-income and underserved community members
$25,000
www.ccetompkins.org

Multicultural Resource Center

Ithaca, NY
Talking Circles on Race and Racism
$20,000
www.multicultural-resource.org

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
Ithaca City of Asylum 2011-2013, providing support to writers in exile
$10,000
cta.sas.cornell.edu

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
Dorothy Cotton Institute's human rights education and leadership development in local schools and communities
$30,000
cta.sas.cornell.edu

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
Dorothy Cotton Institute's Building Bridges project to strengthen new and existing collaborative efforts between social justice and sustainability organizations
$14,600
cta.sas.cornell.edu

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
The Natural Leaders Initiative providing leadership training to low-income and underserved community members
$25,000
www.cce.cornell.edu

2010


Multicultural Resource Center

Ithaca, NY
Talking Circles on Race and Racism
$20,000
www.multicultural-resource.org

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
The Dorothy Cotton Institute's leadership and empowerment workshops, and the integration of a K-12 human rights curriculum in the Ithaca City School District and after-school programs
$30,000
www.centerfortransformativeaction.org

2009


Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
Undoing Racism Learning, Support and Leadership Development Program
$20,000
cta.sas.cornell.edu

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
Planning support for the Dorothy Cotton Institute for Leadership and Change
$15,000
cta.sas.cornell.edu

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
Ithaca City of Asylum 2009-2011, providing support to writers in exile (over two years)
$5,000
cta.sas.cornell.edu

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
Natural Leaders Initiative providing leadership training to low-income and underserved community members
$25,000
www.ccetompkins.org

Family Reading Partnership

Ithaca, NY
MLK Community Build project to inspire community conversations around Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work
$15,000
www.familyreading.org

Multicultural Resource Center

Ithaca, NY
General operating support ($5,000) and Talking Circles on Race and Racism ($5,000)
$10,000
www.multicultural-resource.org

Multicultural Resource Center

Ithaca, NY
Talking Circles on Race and Racism
$20,000
www.multicultural-resource.org