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Social Service League

Social Service League of Ithaca Grant Guidelines and Application

The mission of the Social Service League is to support Tompkins County not-for-profit, human service organizations in their work to address the most significant community needs. Any not-for-profit, incorporated, human/social service provider in Tompkins County is eligible to apply. Ordinarily, public/government agencies and individuals are not eligible to receive funds. Projects must prove the ability to sustain themselves without continuing support from the League. Funding is not granted for capital fund drives or deficits. For more information, contact John Mazzello at the Human Services Coalition at 607-273-8686.

In 2015-2016, the Social Service League of Ithaca Foundation received 23 applications requesting a total of $75,994 in support. The Board met in November and allocated $16,209 to 15 organizations. The Human Services Coalition continues to provide technical support and facilitate the funding process.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 grant funding cycle. The application deadline is Friday, September 30, 2016.

For a copy of the application form and grant guidelines, please click here.


Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Award Recipients!

2015 - 2016 award recipients in a group


2015-2016 Award Information:

Name of Applicant

Project or Title of Proposed Project


Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes Cancer Resources for New Residents from Other Cultures $1,625
Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga Personal Needs Products $1,000
Challenge Workforce Solutions Ability in Bloom $950
Child Development Council
Transportation Project $1,000
Downtown Ithaca Children's Center Curriculum $1,200
Finger Lakes Re-Use Outreach Support for ReSET Retail & Customer Service $1,000
Greater Ithaca Activities Center GIAC Navigators $1,500
Cornell Cooperative Extension Healthy Food for All $1,234
Ithaca Youth Bureau Explore and Be Active $1,000
Kitchen Theatre Company Radio-based assisted listening devices $1,000
Mental Health Association
Jenkins Center Computer Lab $700
Southside Community Center Southside Emerging Photographers: Boys2Men $1,000
Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service Shelter from the Storm $1,000
Tompkins Learning Partners Learning Materials and Application Fee Assistance $1,250
Unity House of Cayuga County Purchase CPR/First Aid training equipment $750