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Community Foundation for South CNY awards $64K in grants

By Journal Staff


JOHNSON CITY — Thirteen area organizations received grants totaling $64,534 from the Community Foundation for South Central New York’s Women’s Fund and Special Funds, the foundation recently announced.

The grants, which were awarded through a volunteer panel and board-review process, will be used for a variety of capital projects, operations, and programs at the organizations, per a foundation news release.

The following organizations received grants:

• A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital Foundation — $5,000 for the food pharmacy program, providing fresh food to patients by prescription

• Broome County Council of Churches — $7,000 for the Chop and Chat program, helping senior women fight food insecurity and social isolation

• Catholic Charities of Broome County — $8,000 for emergency assistance for working women to help them maintain employment

• Catholic Charities of Broome County — $5,000 for the Mother Teresa’s Cupboard emergency food assistance program

• Crime Victims Assistance Program, Chenango Child Advocacy Center — $1,800 for the Safety Backpack program for children on court mandated visits with parents

• Family and Children’s Society — $2,250 for the Vocational Incentives program, supporting women with mental-health diagnoses, to achieve and maintain employment

• First Baptist Church of Owego — $2,500 for the KIND program, supplying diapers and wipes for families in need

• Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways — $8,000 for the construction of a STEM classroom at Camp Amahami in Deposit

• Roberson Museum and Science Center — $3,000 for a collaborative capacity building project with five other historic institutions

• Safe Streets — $8,000 for a program to build social capital and employment skills among women on the north side of Binghamton

• Tier Zoological Society — $8,000 for Project VOICE, an initiative to have female veterans plan and execute a mosaic at the zoo

• Whitney Point Friendship Tree — $5,000 for back-to-school supplies for Whitney Point students in need

• Valleyview Elementary School — $984 for a kindergarten alternative seating program, helping students with special needs maintain focus in the classroom

The Community Foundation for South Central New York was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Johnson City. It manages 121 funds within the foundation’s endowment. The nonprofit organization serves donors and nonprofits in five New York counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, and Tioga. 

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