Social Service League of Ithaca

The mission of the Social Service League of Ithaca 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.

The funding application process for 2023-24 is closed.  Please check back with us in early fall of 2024 or contact John Mazzello at with any questions.

Social Service League Board of Directors

Steph Bailey, President
Keyanna Vann, Vice President
Carol Mallison, Secretary
Linda Madeo, Treasurer
Aala Al-Hashimi
Valerie Sykes
Delia Yarrow


2023 – 2024 Award Recipients

The Social Service League allocated nearly $18,900 to 13 organizations for the 2023-2024 funding cycle.
The Human Services Coalition provided technical support and facilitated the funding process.

This year grant funds supported:

BJM A+ Afterschool Program – Blessing Bags for the Homeless
Child Development Council – Basic Needs Program
Civic Ensemble – ReEntry Theatre Program
Enfield Community Council – Enfield Kwanzaa Celebration
Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca – Emergency Hotel Stays for Runaway Youth
Foodnet Meals on Wheels – Blizzard Bag Meals
Golden Opportunity – GO Club
Ithaca Welcomes Refugees – Welcome Home Program
OAR – Sunflower House Program
Open Doors English – Emergent Short-Term Beginner ESL Class
Second Wind Cottages – Dryden House for formerly homeless and at-risk women and their children
St. John’s Community Services – SJCS Ithaca Food Pantry
Youth Farm Project – Teen Internships

In celebration, we asked each organization to submit a short video regarding their plans for the funding. 

View our celebration video playlist on Youtube

Social Service League Grant Celebration 2023 - 2024