Community Needs > Youth Services & Education (Prior to 2017)

These grants focus on the social, emotional, educational and artistic needs of youth, with a particular focus on the needs of low-income and at-risk youth in Tompkins County.

2016


Drop-In Children's Center

Ithaca, NY
DICC Family Empowerment and Leadership Initiative
$30,000
www.dicc.org

Ithaca Children's Garden, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
General operating support
$37,500
www.ithacachildrensgarden.org

Kitchen Theatre Company, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Next Steps Front of House Management Training and Community Engagement
$12,000
www.kitchentheatre.org

Tompkins Community Action

Ithaca, NY
Literacy & Parent Education
$15,000
www.tcaction.org

BJM Enrichment Program, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
A+ MakerPlace @ BJM
$28,000
www.icsd.k12.ny.us

City of Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
Engage Initiative
$35,000
www.cityofithaca.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
4-H Urban Outreach Northside Teen Program
$10,000
www.ccetompkins.org

Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Jump ropers cultural exchange program
$2,000
www.cityofithaca.org/327/Greater-Ithaca-Activities-Center

Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc.

The Learning Web, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Youth Outreach
$22,000
www.learning-web.org

The Village at Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
General operating support
$30,000
www.villageatithaca.org

Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
Youth Employment Research Project
$10,000
www.tompkins-co.org

YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County

Ithacan, NY
Nurture by Nature
$19,500
www.ithacaymca.com

Center for the Arts at Ithaca, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Equitable Access to Arts & Education
$15,000
www.hangartheatre.org

Historic Ithaca, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Work Preserve Job Training Program (over 2 years)
$60,000
www.historicithaca.org

Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES

Ithaca, NY
Music Access for All!
$11,000
www.tstboces.org

Discovery Trail

Ithaca, NY
Kids Discover the Trail! 2016-17
$15,000
www.discoverytrail.com

Dream Catchers dba Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center

Williamsburg, VA

General operating support


$5,000
www.dreamcatchers.org

Ithaca City School District

Ithaca, NY
Caroline Wilderness Performance Academy
$39,287

Social Ventures, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
General operating support for CUMEP
$25,000

Social Ventures, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
The Youth Farm Project
$37,950

2015


BJM Enrichment Program, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Tuition Assistance and STEM Infusion
$15,000
www.icsd.k12.ny.us

Drop-In Children's Center

Ithaca, NY
DICC Family Empowerment and Leadership Initiative
$25,000
www.dicc.org

Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
The Science and Mathematics Saturday Academy 
$10,000
www.cityofithaca.org/327/Greater-Ithaca-Activities-Center

Ithaca Children's Garden, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone and the publication of an online guide
$35,000
www.ithacachildrensgarden.org

New York Coalition for Healthy School Lunches

Ithaca, NY
Promoting Cool School Food and the consumption of healthy, whole plant food through after-school cooking classes
$5,000
www.healthyschoolfood.org

Southside Community Center

Ithaca, NY
Digital Media for Southside Teens
$19,000
www.ssccithaca.org/about-sscc.html

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
MRC Youth Organizing Fellowship 
$23,000

Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
What's Next? Career Expo 
$4,500
www.tompkins-co.org

City of Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
Youth Engagement Programs
$35,000
www.cityofithaca.org

Franziska Racker Centers

Ithaca, NY
SIVA Training
$10,000
www.rackercenters.org

The Learning Web, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Youth Outreach
$22,000
www.learning-web.org

Child Development Council of Central New York, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Healthy Beginnings
$40,000
www.childdevelopmentcouncil.org

Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Teen Action: Learning to be a Catalyst for Change
$15,275
www.cityofithaca.org/327/Greater-Ithaca-Activities-Center

Historic Ithaca, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Work Preserve Job Training Program
$28,000
www.historicithaca.org

Kitchen Theatre Company, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Community Engagement: "Next Steps" Trainees and Sharing Our Space
$8,000
www.kitchentheatre.org

Social Ventures, Inc.

Ithaca Children's Garden, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone project, dedicated to offering children             opportunities for self-directed play
$30,000
www.ithacachildrensgarden.org

Social Ventures, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Community Unity Music Education Program
$18,000

Tompkins Learning Partners, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Incarcerated Youth Services
$16,000
www.TLPartners.org

Youth Farm Project

Ithaca, NY
The Youth Farm Project, Year Round Foundations of Youth
$20,000

2014


BJM Enrichment Program, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
STEM Infusion
$15,000
www.icsd.k12.ny.us

Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
The Science and Mathematics Saturday Academy
$10,000

Running to Places Theatre Company

Ithaca, NY
Running Free
$9,000
www.runningtoplaces.org

City of Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
Ithaca Youth Bureau's Recreation Department Scholarship Fund (ECHO)
$15,000
www.cityofithaca.org

City of Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
Mentoring and Youth Leadership Programs for Secondary Students
$20,000
www.cityofithaca.org

New York Coalition for Healthy School Lunches

Ithaca, NY
Cool School Food project to support adding plant-based dishes to the Ithaca City School District lunch menus

$25,000
www.healthyschoolfood.org

The Learning Web, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Youth Outreach
$20,000
www.learning-web.org

Tompkins Community Action

Ithaca , NY
Family Literacy & Parent Education (over two years)
$32,000
www.tcaction.org

WSKG Public Telecommunications Council

Vestal , NY
Youth Voice: Year Three
$20,000
www.wskg.com

Center for the Arts at Ithaca, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
2014-2015 Project 4 Artists-in-the-Schools Residency Program
$20,000
www.hangartheatre.org

Child Development Council of Central New York, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Healthy Beginnings
$40,000
www.childdevelopmentcouncil.org

Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Ithaca, NY
General operating support for Community Unity Music Education Program
$16,000
www.communityunity.cfsites.org

Drop-In Children's Center

Ithaca, NY
Tuition Assistance Program
$12,000
www.dicc.org

Historic Ithaca, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Work Preserve Job Training Program
$27,000
www.historicithaca.com

The Village at Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
General operating support (over two years)
$60,000
www.villageatithaca.org

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
Wood's Earth general support
$20,000
www.centerfortransformativeaction.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
4-H Urban Outreach Program
$20,000
www.ccetompkins.org

Ithaca Children's Garden, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone project, dedicated to offering children opportunities for self-directed play
$25,000
ithacachildrensgarden.org

2013


Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
The Willard Daetsch Youth Outreach Program for second graders in Tompkins County
$10,000
www.ccoithaca.org

Kitchen Theatre Company, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Next Steps Front of House Management Trainee Program for youth gaining marketable work skills and experience
$8,000
www.kitchentheatre.org

Running to Places Theatre Company

Ithaca, NY
Scholarship Fund for low-income youth participants
$9,000
www.runningtoplaces.org

City of Ithaca

Ithaca , NY
Ithaca Youth Bureau's Recreation Department Scholarship Fund (ECHO), Computer All-Stars Program and College Discovery Program
$30,000
www.cityofithaca.org

Family Reading Partnership

Ithaca , NY
Books to Grow On - Two-Year-Old Book, Barnyard Dance
$15,000
www.familyreading.org

Golden Opportunity

Ithaca , NY
BJM Strong - Tutoring for low-income students at Beverly J. Martin elementary school
$25,000
www.GOtutors.org

New York Coalition for Healthy School Lunches

Ithaca , NY
Cool School Food project to develop and implement plant-based main dish recipes in Ithaca City School District lunches and promote healthier, more sustainable food choices
$22,500
www.healthyschoolfood.org

Community Unity Music Education Program International

Ithaca , NY
General operating support
$16,000
www.communityunity.cfsites.org

Center for Transformative Action

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
4-H Urban Outreach Program
$15,000
www.ccetompkins.org

Drop-In Children's Center

Ithaca, NY
Promotional campaign and tuition assistance
$15,000
www.dicc.org

Ithaca Children's Garden, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone project, dedicated to offering children opportunities for self-directed play
$27,000
ithacachildrensgarden.org

The TCSD Foundation Incorporated

Trumansburg, NY
Trumansburg Kids Explore & Discover program (over two years)
$6,000
www.tcsdfoundation.org

Tompkins Learning Partners, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Academic support for incarcerated youth
$16,000
www.TLPartners.org

WSKG Public Telecommunications Council

Vestal, NY
Youth Voice radio program for at-risk youth
$20,000
www.wskg.com

Youth Farm Project

Ithaca, NY
General operating support for Youth Farm Project (over two years)
$30,000
www.outhfarmproject.weebly.com

2012


Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
The Willard Daetsch Youth Outreach Program for second graders in Tompkins County
$10,000
www.ccoithaca.org

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca , NY
General operating support for the Vitamin L. Project
$10,000
www.cta.sas.cornell.edu

Family and Children's Service of Ithaca

Ithaca , NY
Children's Comprehensive Care
$25,000
www.wheretoturnithaca.org

Kitchen Theatre Company, Inc.

Ithaca , NY
Next Steps Front of House Management Trainee Program for young people lacking marketable work skills and experience
$8,000
www.kitchentheatre.org

Running to Places Theatre Company

Ithaca , NY
Scholarship Fund for low-income youth participants
$9,000
www.runningtoplaces.org

The Food Studies Institute

Trumansburg , NY
Food literacy education program for Trumansburg Elementary School    

$35,000
www.foodstudies.org

The Village at Ithaca

Ithaca , NY
General operating support
$30,000
www.villageatithaca.org

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth

Canaan, NY

 






 
Bridges for Youth and Families' Anger Management and Life Skills groups for at-risk youth in Tompkins County
$17,500
www.berkshirefarm.org

BJM Enrichment Program, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Academic Plus afterschool program for low-income and at-risk youth
$15,000

City of Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
The Recreation Department Scholarship/ECHO Fund ($15,000); Computer All-Stars Program ($10,000); and, College Discovery Program ($5,000)
$30,000
www.ci.ithaca.ny.us

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Cornell Outdoor Education's Youth Adventure Program serving low-income, rural and underserved youth
$10,000
www.cornell.edu

New York Coalition for Healthy School Lunches

Mamaroneck, NY
Cool School Food project to develop and implement plant-based main dish recipes in Ithaca City School District lunches and promote healthier, more sustainable food choices
$22,500
www.healthyschoolfood.org

The Learning Web, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Youth Outreach apprenticeship stipends (over two years)
$40,000
www.learning-web.org

Tompkins Community Action

Ithaca, NY
Head Start Family Literacy and Parent Education programs for low-income families (over two years)
$32,000
www.tcactionweb.org

YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
Invest in Youth Scholarship Campaign
$10,000
www.ithacaymca.com

Community Unity Music Education Program International

Ithaca, NY
General operating support
$17,000
www.communityunity.cfsites.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
Better Together! networking and training events to strengthen families of infants, toddlers and preschoolers
$10,400
www.ccetompkins.org

Social Ventures, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Golden Opportunity program providing tutoring to low-income students
$25,000

The TCSD Foundation Incorporated

Trumansburg, NY
Trumansburg Kids Explore & Discover program in collaboration with the Discovery Trail
$3,000
www.tcsdfoundation.org

Social Ventures, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
General operating support for the Youth Farm Project
$15,000

Ithaca Public Education Initiative

Ithaca, NY
Scholarships to enable low income Ithaca High School students to attend the national Code Red Robotics Competition
$500
www.ipei.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
4-H Urban Outreach Program serving low-income youth and families
$15,000
www.ccetompkins.org

Tompkins Learning Partners, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Academic support for incarcerated youth
$16,000
www.TLPartners.org

2011


Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
In-School Youth Classical Music Appreciation Program
$10,000
www.cayugachamberorchestra.org

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
General operating support for the Vitamin L Project's work on youth character development through music
$10,000
cta.sas.cornell.edu

College for Every Student, Inc.

Cornwall, VT
Scholars Program at Spencer-Van Etten Middle School serving low-income and underserved students
$5,000
www.collegefes.org

Drop-In Children's Center

Ithaca, NY
Tuition assistance ($13,000); and staff training to work with children who have challenging behaviors ($2,000)
$15,000
www.dicc.org

Family and Children's Service of Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
Children's Comprehensive Care which provides case management services services for children with intensive needs
$20,000
www.wheretoturnithaca.org

Ithaca Public Education Initiative

Ithaca, NY
Targeted teacher grants to projects serving high need and economically challenged students ($7,500), and an evaluation of the impact of its grants on low-income students ($7,500)
$15,000
www.ipei.org

Running to Places Theatre Company

Ithaca, NY
Scholarship Fund for low-income youth participants
$10,000
www.runningtoplaces.org

Social Ventures, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
School Success Transportation Coalition serving low-income students and parents
$4,000

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center

Ithaca, NY
Digital Design Workshop at Southside Community Center and scholarships
$4,150
www.ink-shop.org

WSKG Public Telecommunications Council

Vestal, NY
Youth Voice: Ithaca radio pilot program for at-risk youth
$20,000
www.wskg.com

The Learning Web, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Youth Outreach apprenticeship stipends and Housing Scholarship Program assistance
$22,000
www.learning-web.org

Day Care and Child Development Council of Tompkins County, Inc.

Ithaca , NY
Teen Pregnancy/Parenting Program for low-income youth
$15,000
www.childdevelopmentcouncil.org

City of Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
The Recreation Department Scholarship Fund (ECHO) ($15,000), Computer All-Stars Program ($10,000), College Discovery Program ($5,000), and the TEACH program ($5,000), aimed at serving low-income youth
$35,000
www.ci.ithaca.ny.us

Community Unity Music Education Program International

Ithaca, NY
General operating support
$16,000
www.communityunity.cfsites.org

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Cornell Outdoor Education's Youth Adventure Program serving low-income, rural and underserved youth
$10,000
www.alumni.cornell.edu/foundations

Discovery Trail

Trumansburg, NY
Feasibility study for expanding access to the Discovery Trail for all school districts in Tompkins County
$5,000
www.discoverytrail.com

New York Coalition for Healthy School Lunches

Ithaca, NY
Cool School Food project to develop and implement plant-based main dish recipes in Ithaca City School District lunches ($10,000) and promote healthier, more sustainable food choices ($10,000)
$20,000
www.healthyschoolfood.org

Social Ventures, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Golden Opportunity Program providing tutoring to low-income students
$20,000

The History Center in Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
Student Historians program providing training to youth in investigative journalism
$6,000
www.TheHistoryCenter.net

Tompkins Community Action

Ithaca, NY
Head Start Family Literacy and Parent Education programs for low-income families
$15,000
www.tcactionweb.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
4-H Urban Outreach Program
$15,000
www.cce.cornell.edu

Day Care and Child Development Council of Tompkins County, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Emergency child care scholarships for low and moderate-income families
$11,500
www.childdevelopmentcouncil.org

Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
GIAC Conservation Corps, teen environmental education program serving at-risk youth
$22,500

Suicide Prevention of Tompkins County, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Suicide awareness & intervention training in Tompkins County schools
$15,000
www.suicidepreventionandcrisisservice.org

2010


College for Every Student, Inc.

Cornwall, VT
Scholars Program at Spencer-Van Etten Middle School serving low-income and underserved students
$9,000
www.collegefes.org

Drop-In Children's Center

Ithaca, NY
Staff training to work with children who have challenging behaviors
$4,100
www.dicc.org

The Village at Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
General operating support
$30,000
www.villageatithaca.org

Tompkins Learning Partners, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Academic support for incarcerated youth
$15,000
www.TLPartners.org

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
General operating support for the Vitamin L Project's work on youth character development through music
$10,000
www.centerfortransformativeaction.org

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth

Canaan, NY
Bridges for Youth and Families' Anger Management Program for youth in Tompkins County
$15,000
www.berkshirefarm.org

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
In-School Youth Classical Music Appreciation Program ($10,000) and collaborative programs ($2,000)
$12,000
www.cayugachamberorchestra.org

Running to Places Theatre Company

Ithaca, NY
Challenge grant for the: 2011 season donor drive
$10,000
www.runningtoplaces.org

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
A special Vitamin L recording for the Martin Luther King Community Build project
$5,000
www.centerfortransformativeaction.org

Family and Children's Service of Ithaca

Ithaca,
Children's Comprehensive Care Fund which provides case management services for children with intensive needs
$25,000
www.wheretoturnithaca.org

City of Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
Ithaca Youth Bureau's Recreation Department Scholarship Fund (ECHO) ($15,000), Computer All-Stars Program ($10,000) and College Discovery Program ($5,000)
$30,000
www.ci.ithaca.ny.us

Day Care and Child Development Council of Tompkins County, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Teen Pregnancy/Parenting Program
$15,000
www.childdevelopmentcouncil.org

Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Village Camp Scholarship Fund
$5,000
www.ithacacommunityrecovery.org

The History Center in Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
Student Historian program providing training to youth in investigative journalism
$6,000
www.TheHistoryCenter.net

The Learning Web, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Apprenticeship stipends for the Youth Outreach ($18,000) and summer jobs ($4,000) programs
$22,000
www.learning-web.org

Community Unity Music Education Program International

Ithaca, NY
General operating support
$16,000
www.communityunity.cfsites.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
4-H Urban Outreach Program serving low-income youth and families
$15,000
www.ccetompkins.org

Family Reading Partnership

Ithaca, NY
Production of Meet the Alphabet DVD
$2,300
www.familyreading.org

The Learning Web, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Main office building capital purchase
$10,000
www.learning-web.org

The TCSD Foundation Incorporated

Trumansburg, NY
Trumansburg Discovery Trail program (over two years)
$6,000
www.tcsdfoundation.org

The Village at Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School
$10,000
www.villageatithaca.org

Tompkins Community Action

Ithaca, NY
Head Start Family Literacy and Parenting Education Programs
$15,000
www.tcaction.org

Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES

Ithaca, NY
 TTTTThe Regional Summer School Drivers' Education and Traffic Safety Program
$13,000
www.tstboces.org

2009


Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth

Canaan, NY
Bridges for Youth and Families' Anger Management Program
$15,000
www.berkshirefarm.org

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
In-School Youth Classical Music Appreciation Program
$10,000
www.cayugachamberorchestra.org

Center for the Arts at Ithaca, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Education program during 2009-10 serving youth
$15,000
www.hangartheatre.org

Center for the Arts at Ithaca, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Hangar Theatre Artistic/Education Programming and Outreach Plan
$10,000
www.hangartheatre.org

Center for Transformative Action

Ithaca, NY
General operating support for The Vitamin L Project's work on youth character development through music
$10,000
cta.sas.cornell.edu

City of Ithaca

Ithaca, NY
Ithaca Youth Bureau's Recreation Department Scholarship Fund (ECHO), Computer All-Stars Program and College Discovery Program
$30,000
www.ci.ithaca.ny.us

College for Every Student, Inc.

Cornwall, VT
Scholars Program at Spencer-Van Etten Middle School serving low-income and underserved students
$15,000
www.collegefes.org

Community Unity Music Education Program International

Ithaca, NY
General operating support
$13,000
www.communityunity.cfsites.org

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Cornell Outdoor Education's Finger Lakes Youth - Cornell Adventure Consortium serving low-income and underserved youth
$10,000
www.alumni.cornell.edu/foundations

Franziska Racker Centers

Ithaca, NY
Assistance to preschoolers with behavioral challenges in community day care settings
$15,000
www.rackercenters.org

Ithaca Public Education Initiative

Ithaca, NY
Scholarships for the Ithaca High School Code Red Robotics team, a science and technology leadership program
$2,000
www.ipei.org

Ithaca Public Education Initiative

Ithaca, NY
Kids Discover the Trail! program providing access to Tompkins County's cultural and learning landmarks
$10,000
www.ipei.org

Running to Places Theatre Company

Ithaca, NY
Challenge grant for the 2010 season donor drive
$10,000
www.runningtoplaces.org

Social Ventures, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Golden Opportunity Program providing tutoring to low-income students
$20,000

The History Center in Tompkins County

Ithaca, NY
Student Historian program providing training to youth in investigative journalism
$6,000
www.TheHistoryCenter.net

The Learning Web, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Apprenticeship stipends to support the Youth Outreach Program's job training
$18,000
www.learning-web.org

Tompkins Learning Partners, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
Academic support for incarcerated youth
$15,000
www.TLPartners.org

Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES

Ithaca, NY
Smith School's All-School Read to build community and student literacy
$3,000
www.tstboces.org

Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES

Ithaca, NY
Regional Summer School Drivers' Education and Traffic Safety Program
$13,000
www.tstboces.org