JOHNSON CITY — The Community Foundation for South Central New York announced it has released an additional $142,705 in grants to organizations providing essential services to the individuals and communities they serve during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The grants went to the following organizations.
• Tioga Opportunities — $10,000 for the Tioga County Funders COVID-19 Response Fund
• Otsego County Department of Health — $5,000 for a public-awareness campaign on social distancing
• Delaware Valley Humane Society — $5,000 for increased capacity at the shelter as owners surrender animals they can no longer afford
• Good Shepherd Communities Foundation — $5,000 for personal protective equipment at Chase Nursing Home
• Second Baptist Church of Edmeston — $10,000 for its Community Cupboard meal delivery and pantry program
• ONC-BOCES — $7,292 for materials to 3D print personal protective equipment for local health-care providers
• Helios Care - Oneonta — $10,000 for personal protective equipment for hospice staff
• Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga — $20,000 for direct support to individuals (rent, food, car repair, etc.)
• Catskill Center for Independence — $8,000 for its meal and prescription-delivery program to community members with disabilities
• VINES — $5,000 for its partnership with local restaurants supplying meals to essential workers on-the-job “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, community nonprofits and the people they serve are struggling day-by-day. Our community member review panel is meeting weekly to review applications to our emergency fund so we can support as many essential needs as possible,” Diane Brown, executive director at the Community Foundation for South Central New York, said in a statement.
The Community Foundation for South Central NY is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 and headquartered in Johnson City. It encourages and facilitates personal and institutional philanthropy throughout the region by managing 126 funds within the foundation’s endowment that are established by donors to achieve specific charitable goals. From these funds, the foundation has awarded more than $16 million in grants to the area’s nonprofits. The Community Foundation for South Central NY serves donors and nonprofits in five New York counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, and Tioga.