Contact Us

607.273.8686 or 211

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.


Grant Application Information

The Social Service League accepts grant applications once per year, generally in the fall.  The 2018-19 application process has now closed.  Please check back for more information in mid-2019, or contact John Mazzello for details.


2018-2019 Award Recipients

The Social Service League allocated $12,000 to 10 organizations for the 2018-2019 funding cycle. The Human Services Coalition provided technical support and facilitate the funding process. 

numerous organization representatives standing in front of a wall at the grant awards reception

Social Service League Grant Recipients and Board Members at the 2018 Awards Event


See more photos from the Social Service League’s Ninth Annual Awards Reception on December 11, 2018


Name of Organization Project Title
Advocacy Center of Tompkins County Urgent Needs Fund
Foodnet Meals on Wheels Adding Ingredients for Nutritional Health
Gadabout Transportation Services Gadabout Wheelchair Securements
Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties Tools for Change
OAR of Tompkins County Transportation Assistance
Racker Assistive Technology for Children with Communication Challenges
St. John’s Episcopal Church Ceiling Fans for Loaves & Fishes
Tompkins Learning Partners Assessment Support for Adult Basic Education and Citizenship Students
Ultimate Reentry Opportunity Initiative Beyond the Box Job Fair
Youth Farm Project Social Justice Lending Library


Social Service League Board of Directors

Andrew DeFran, President
Debra Traunstein, Vice President
Fred Schoeps, Treasurer
Audrey Cooper, Secretary
Steph Bailey
Diana Garcia
Linda Madeo