The Social Service League Grant Cycle is Open

The Social Service League of Ithaca Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 grant cycle.  The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, October 20, 2017.   
 

approximately 25 people including Social Service League Board members and funding recipients posing in front of a red wall

Social Service League Board Members and 2016-17 Funding Recipients

The mission of the Social Service League is to support Tompkins County nonprofit service organizations in their work to address the most significant community needs. Any nonprofit, incorporated, human/social service provider in Tompkins County is eligible to apply.   
 
Established to support local families and to respond to the needs of the growing immigrant population, the Social Service League has been part of the human services community in Tompkins County since its founding in 1904. The League opened three settlement houses between 1918 and 1925, offering a full range of programs including a nursery school, athletic and social events, classes, and educational and recreational facilities.  When the houses ended operation in the 1960s, the sales of the buildings formed the endowment for the current Social Service League.  This endowment supports annual grants to local organizations for projects consistent with the goals of the original League. 
 
Requests for funding up to $3,000 will be accepted.  In previous grant cycles, the average award has typically ranged between $1,000 and $1,500.  Funding is not granted for capital fund drives, deficits, or proposals requiring ongoing support from the Social Service League.  The League does not support regular ongoing operating expenses, unless the request shows how the activity will be supported once grant funds are spent. Public/government agencies and individuals are not eligible to receive funds. 
 
The Human Services Coalition supports the Social Service League Board of Directors in administering this grant program.  For a copy of the application and the full grant guidelines, please visit www.hsctc.org/socialserviceleague or contact John Mazzello at 607-273-8686 or jmazzello@hsctc.org.  Organizations in Tompkins County meeting the grant guidelines are encouraged to apply and we are happy to answer any questions about the application. 

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