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. 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.


2020 – 2021 Grant Application Information

The Social Service League accepts grant applications once per year, generally in the fall.  The 2020- 2021 application process is now closed.  Please contact John Mazzello at or 607.273.8686 if you have any questions.

2019 – 2020 Award Recipients

The Social Service League allocated $12,600 to 13 organizations for the 2019-2020 funding cycle. The Human Services Coalition provided technical support and facilitated the funding process. 

Group portrait of the 2019-2020 Social Service League Grant Recipients

The 2019-2020 Social Service League Grant Recipients

See more photos from the Social Service League’s Tenth Annual Awards Reception on December 9, 2019

Name of Organization Project Title
Free Science Workshop Snack Program
Beverly J. Martin A+ Afterschool Program
Cornell Cooperative Extension West Village & 4H Urban Outreach Free Afterschool/Summer Programs
GIAC Seniors in Motion
Foodnet Nutrition for the Elderly in Tompkins County
Open Doors English ESL Library Materials
Tompkins Learning Partners Essential Learning Materials for Students and Tutors
Catholic Charities Personal Needs Products
Golden Opportunity Tutoring & Mentorship
OAR Endeavor House Resident Pantry Storage
On Dying Well Rural Outreach Event on Death and Dying
Youth Farm Project Fresh Snack Program
Civic Ensemble Production of ‘Streets Like This’






Social Service League Board of Directors

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