Social Service League of Ithaca

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. Public/government agencies and individuals are not eligible to receive funds. Projects must show the ability to sustain themselves without continuing support from the League. Funding is not granted for capital fund drives or deficits. For more information, read the Social Service League brochure or contact John Mazzello at the Human Services Coalition at 607.273.8686.


2017-2018 Funding Applications Now Available!

Applications are now open for funding under the Social Service League 2017-2018 grant cycle. Applications are due on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Download the application and instructions here. The application is in Microsoft Word format. You may submit the application and other required materials by email or deliver them to the Human Services Coalition office. If you have any questions, please call or email John Mazzello prior to the deadline.


2016-2017 Award Recipients

The Social Service League allocated $12,706 to sixteen organizations for the 2016-2017 funding cycle. The Human Services Coalition provided technical support and facilitate the funding process. 

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


2016-2017 Award Information:

Name of Applicant Project Title
AAUW-Ithaca Tech Savvy
Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga Personal Needs Products
Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom Creating a Visual, Multicultural Narrative for the Cayuga Lake Area
Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services Emergency Materials Fund for Home Repairs
Ithaca Welcomes Refugees Local Multilingual Orientation Materials for New Refugees
The Learning Web Transportation Support for Homeless Youth
Mental Health Association in Tompkins County Mental Health on the Move
Opportunities, Alternatives, Resources (OAR) College Initiative Upstate
Multicultural Resource Center Healing Days
Southside Community Center 305 Strong and Fit: Soutside Calisthenics
Tompkins Community Action Bed Bug Eradication Project
Tompkins Learning Partners Revitalized Resource Library
Unity House of Cayuga County Equipment: Therapy Swing and Stand
Varna Community Association Varna After School Program Technology
Village at Ithaca Lift Every Voice: We are the Village! Concert
Youth Farm Project Youth Farm Growth Plan