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.


2021 – 2022 Grant Application Information

The Social Service League accepts grant applications once per year, generally in the fall.  Please contact John Mazzello at or 607.273.8686 if you have any


2020 – 2021 Award Recipients

The Social Service League allocated $20,310 to 11 organizations for the 2020-2021 funding cycle.
The Human Services Coalition provided technical support and facilitated the funding process. 

2020-2021 Social Service League Grant Recipients

2020-2021 SSL Grant Recipients


We traditionally hold an awards ceremony each year to congratulate grant recipients but this year due to COVID-19 we instead asked each
organization to submit a short video regarding their plans for the funding. 

Take a look!


Advocacy Center, HopeLine Phone Project

Child Develpment Council, Basic Needs Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County,
Food for West Village & Northside Youth in the 4-H Urban Outreach Program

Foodnet: Meals on Wheels, Blizzard Bag Program

Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC), Academic Support Program
Online Learning During Pandemic

Golden Opportunity, Online Tutoring and Virtual Mentorship

Student and Tutor

Khuba International, Quarter Acre for the People

Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) of Tompkins County,
Soaps and Suds for the Homeless During COVID 19

Second Wind Cottages, Remote Job Training Workstations

Tompkins Learning Partners, Essential Study Materials for Remote Instruction


Village at Ithaca, Emergency Internet Assistance Program


Social Service League Board of Directors

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