Twelve organizations in the region received grants totaling $111,500 from the Community Foundation for South Central New York’s Community Fund and by the Young professional Advisory Committee. The successful grants, which were awarded through a volunteer panel and board review process, will be used for a variety of capital projects, operations and programs at the organizations.

Community Fund

· Whitney Point Central Schools District $15,000 for a pre-literacy program for families in district

· Unadilla Valley Central School District $10,000 for student service projects giving back to the community

· Spencer-Van Etten Central School District $2,254 for their new Biotechnology in Agriculture program

· Windsor Central School District $6,000 for a school-based telemedicine outreach program

· Deposit Foundation $7,981 for the senior citizen transportation program

· Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga County $15,000 for their food pantry

· Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County $11,000 for a summer employment/youth leadership program in Western Broome

· Samaritan Counseling Center $12,765 to expand mental health services for adolescents

· SUNY Delhi Research Foundation $15,000 for SUNY Delhi’s Business Innovation Hub

· Your Home Public Library $15,000 for the repair of the historic front porch

Young Professional Advisory Committee

· Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park $1,000 for a web-portal that will support the professional development of zoo staff

· Commerce Chenango $500 for the Young professional kick-off event in Norwich