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
Fred Schoeps
Valerie Sykes
Delia Yarrow


2022 – 2023 Award Recipients

The Social Service League allocated nearly $19,300 to 15 organizations for the 2022-2023 funding cycle.
The Human Services Coalition provided technical support and facilitated the funding process. 

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


Child Development Council, Basic Needs Program

Free Science Workshop, Community Events with the Ithaca Physics Bus

Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau, Outdoor Climbing Equipment

The Hangar Theatre, KIDSTUFF production of Little Red Riding Hood

Ithaca Community Childcare Center, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative

Ithaca Free Clinic, Patient Computer System Upgrades

Ithaca Welcomes Refugees, Supplies for the Global Roots Play School

Khuba International, Quarter Acre for the People

Love Living at Home, Virtual Connections for Older Adults Program

Mental Health Association in Tompkins County, Outreach Center Furniture

St. John’s Community Services, SJCS Ithaca Food Pantry

Second Wind Cottages, Replacement Stoves for Formerly Homeless

Women’s Opportunity Center, Mary Durham Boutique Storage

YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County, Food Equity and Daily Essentials for All

Youth Farm Project, Farm Shares for Families