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Local Grant Opportunities

The Cayuga Community Fund is now accepting grant applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, [501(c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations] that reside within, or serve residents of, Cayuga County.

The Cayuga Community Fund anticipates awarding approximately $70,000 in grant funding this year, one-third of which is allocated to projects that address health, wellness and nutrition. Available grant funds vary each year and are dependent upon contributions and endowment performance. The Cayuga Fund invites proposals that promote innovative and collaborative responses to community needs and opportunities across Cayuga County.

The application deadline is April 15, 2021. Requests up to $10,000 will be considered. Grants must directly benefit the residents of Cayuga County and requests must be submitted via online application. Visit cnycf.org/cayugagrants to learn more about the Cayuga Fund application and guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact CayugaGrants@cnycf.org.

Learn more and apply here.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is inviting nonprofit organizations in upstate New York to apply for funding through its Community Health Award grant program.

Awards of up to $5,000 will be made to help organizations fund health and wellness programs. The application period is now open and runs through Friday, March 5.

Learn more and apply here.

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) announces the availability of funds through the Multi-Business Dairy Agritourism Grant Program, which will serve to elevate dairy businesses through agritourism across the Northeast region of the US. Projects funded through this program should
benefit multiple dairy businesses by promoting the access and sale of regionally produced milk and related products. Grants are available to applicants in all New England states, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Applications due March 16th.
Learn more and apply here.

The Allen Speiser Memorial Fund is now accepting grant applications for up to $2,000 for programs that promote the placement and retention of employees with disabilities in the workforce. Applications will be accepted until March 5, 2021!

Learn more and apply here.

William G Pomeroy Foundation – Support for NYS History Organizations

The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History, a partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York (MANY), will provide $50,000 in grants to assist 501(c)(3) history-related organizations with capital needs expenses in 2021. MANY will accept applications through a portal on their website starting on Wednesday, February 24.

In this fourth round of the Pomeroy Fund, a total of $50,000 will be distributed for capital needs in individual grants not to exceed $5,000. Grant requests will be considered for technology equipment, facility maintenance equipment, furnishings, major material purchases, renovations, refurbishments, remodeling and rehabilitation. If your organization received funding from the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History in 2020, you are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to those who have yet to receive funding.

Eligible organizations must be a history-related organization located in New York State and have an annual operating budget of $150,000 or less.

Pomeroy Fund applications will be accepted through Monday, March 22. Funding notifications and assistance grants will be issued in April 2021.

More Information and how to apply here.

Nonprofit charitable organizations determined as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code (IRS), that provide services directly to women and girls in Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison and/or Oswego counties, are eligible to apply for a grant award. Grant applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis with no grant application deadline.Grantmaking
Grants are intended to help our community respond to the challenges caused by the pandemic by addressing the basic needs of members of our communities. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis. Because this is an evolving situation, these will be rapid-response, short-term grants (up to 4 weeks of funding) that may be renewable based on ongoing need and available resources. Grants are meant to cover one month of expenses.Grants are limited to 501(c)3 organizations, fiscal sponsors or other charitable organizations able to receive tax-deductible contributions such as schools, faith-based organizations and other public entities.Applicants are asked to demonstrate potential to:
1. Address a Basic Need (such as food, housing, childcare, etc.)
2. Serve vulnerable populations (especially in underserved neighborhoods)
3. Commit to documenting services provided and impact

Renewed funding, if it becomes available, will be based on the organization’s ability to provide services and document impact.

Both current grantees of the above-mentioned funds and new applicants are eligible to apply.

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Unless otherwise noted, workshops are at Finger Lakes Grants Information Center, 2 State St., Auburn, NY 13021

Questions? email jwrench@cayugacountychamber.com or call 315-252-7291