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Spring 2021
 
Challenge Workforce Solutions LogoChallenge Workforce Solutions:

Funding for the development of a Transitional College Support Program for individuals with disabilities in collaboration with Tompkins Cortland Community College.


Child Development Council LogoChild Development Council:

Grant will cover essential basic needs for families including safety gear for young children, diapers, infant formula, car seats, strollers, and diapers.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Funding provided for the the 4-H Urban Outreach Program which offers free after-school and summer programs for under-served and minority youths ages 5-18.


Family Reading Partnership logoFamily Reading Partnership

Funding supported The Books to Grow On program which provides brand-new, high-quality books to all children in Tompkins County from before birth through kindergarten.


Foodnet LogoFoodnet Meals on Wheels

Funding supported the purchase of a compact cargo meal delivery van to replace an inefficient full-size delivery van that had surpassed its life expectancy.


lGroton Rec LogoGroton Recreation

Funding supported the purchase of a compact cargo meal delivery van to replace an inefficient full-size delivery van that had surpassed its life expectancy.


Ithaca Community ChildcareIthaca Community Childcare Center

Funding helped to offset costs associated with its COVID-19 cleaning and safety protocols, technology purchases, and necessary facility improvements


Ithaca Free Clinic LogoIthaca Health Alliance/Ithaca Free Clinic

The grant supported the purchase of two new laptops to enable clinic staff to provide critical health care services in remote and virtual environments which has become critical in serving people during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Ithaca Neighborhood Housing ServicesIthaca Neighborhood Housing Services

Funding supported INHS’ Minor Repair Program which helps low-income aging, disabled, and/or single head of household homeowners to maintain their homes, age in place, and continue living independently.


PRI logoPaleontological Research Institute

Funding supported the necessary Covid-19 safety protocols to operate the Cayuga Nature Center summer camp.


Photosynthesis logoPhotosynthesis/Dorothy Cotton Inst.

Funding from Legacy helped to support the new feature film MOVE WHEN THE SPIRIT SAYS MOVE which will honor the life and work Dr. Dorothy Cotton, an Ithacan, and important civil rights leader.


Sciencenter logoSciencenter

Funding from the Legacy Foundation supported the re-opening of Sciencenter hands-on exhibits with upgrades that follow current Covid-19 safety protocols.


United Way of Tompkins County logoUnited Way of Tompkins County

Grant supported The United Way/2-1-1 COVID-19 Response Program, a direct services resource for members of our community experiencing financial hardship during Covid-19.


Unity House logoUnity House

Funding from Legacy supported the purchase of laptops to help transition needed habilitation services for people with disabilities to virtual opportunities.


YMCA logoYMCA of Tompkins County

Funding supported the addition of a farm stand to the YMCA’s Graham Road location, creating a dedicated space for food distribution to those in need across the community.


 
Fall 2021
 
Boyce Thompson logoBoyce Thompson Institute

The funding supported the High School Workforce Advantage Program, an immersive seven-week internship program for local high school students that provides career exploration and work experiences in STEM-research support areas.


Brooktondale Community Center

Funding will allow the Brooktondale Community Center to add a new pavilion to accommodate more outdoor activities due to the ongoing pandemic.


Catholic Charities logoCatholic Charities/Food Bank of Southern Tier

Grant will support establishing School Food Pantries as an option to increase access to food support for children and their families.


Child Development Council LogoChild Development Council

Grant will cover essential basic needs for families including safety gear for young children, diapers, infant formula, car seats, strollers, and diapers.


College Mentors for KidsCollege Mentors for Kids

The program serves kids from low-income or single-parent homes. Mentors build one-on-one relationships with their elementary student to encourage a positive sense of self.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

This grant supports a collaboration of Healthy Food For All and Ultimate Reentry Opportunity to provide highly vulnerable and marginalized community members with reliable and dignified access to fresh fruits and vegetables and nutritious meals.


Dorothy Cotton Jubilee SingersDorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers

The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers will host a Community Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Concert in January 2022. Funding will cover the expense for a sign-language interpreter.


Downtown Ithaca Children's CenterDowntown Ithaca Children Center

The grant will cover costs for needed technology for virtual communication between learning environments, teachers, and families.


Family and Children's logoFamily and Children's Service of Ithaca

Funding will help cover costs for a new Group Therapy program in the mental health clinic.


Finger Lakes Toy LibraryFinger Lakes Toy Library

Grant will support the purchase of tables and chairs for The Finger Lakes Toy Library’s new space in the Shops of Ithaca Mall.


Foodnet LogoFoodnet Meals on Wheels

Funding will enable the purchase of two new convection ovens essential for the cooking and production of the daily meal delivery to the homes of Tompkins County’s most vulnerable populations.


Free Science logoFree Science

Funding will support our ability to increase our hours of operation, thus serving more children.


Girl Scouts NYPENNGirl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways

Grant will help Comstock Adventure Center to make much-needed renovations and upgrades to the lodge kitchen.


Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services logoIthaca Neighborhood Housing Services

Funding will support the Minor Repair Program which helps low-income aging, disabled, and/or single head of household homeowners to maintain their homes, age in place, and continue living independently.


Lifelong logoLifelong - TC Senior Citizens

Funding will cover costs to improve website and online presence helping to better serve the needs of older adults in Tompkins County.


Love Living at Home logoLove Living at Home

Grant helped to cover costs associated with strategic planning for the organization.


Mental Health Assoc. logoMental Health Association in Tompkins County

Funding supports the addition of a NY State Certified Youth Peer Advocate to join our team of Adult Peer Specialists.


NAMI Finger Lakes LogoNAMI Finger Lakes

The grant will support collaboration with Law Enforcement Officers who train to become Crisis Intervention Team members and respond to mental health crisis calls in Tompkins County.


PRI logoPRI

Funding will help pay for climate-controlled cases to protect against specimen deterioration and provide for an improved guest experience.


The Learning Web logoThe Learning Web

Grant will cover costs to update and improve the website to make it a more effective outreach and engagement tool.


Tompkins Learning Partners logoTompkins Learning Partners

Fund will cover website re-design working with their young adult community to design and implement these changes.


Women's Opportunity Center logoWomen's Opportunity Center

Grant will help to fund renovations including replacement of outside doors, addressing foundation issues, replacement of HVAC condenser, flooring replacement, ceiling, wall and light fixture repairs.


YMCA logoYMCA of Tompkins County

The funding supported the addition of hygiene and daily personal necessities at their farm stand food hub, addressing this additional need for people struggling in our community.


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