Community Grant

The Community Grants Program is an open, competitive program for nonprofits that reside in and serve the residents of Chemung and Southeastern Steuben counties. Grants are made in the fall and spring in the areas of the arts, culture, education, youth, environment, animals, human services, and capacity building.

Award Amount: $2,000 to $20,000    Guidelines and Application»

Mini Grants

Because organizations cannot plan for every rainy day expense or future opportunity, a quick-decision turnaround and rolling deadline enables organizations to meet our community’s most critical needs without having to wait for the next Community Grants Program grant-making cycle.

Award Amount: up to $1,000  

Grants for the Environment

Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes Grants for the Environment ensure that our communities have the fiscal resources to protect, preserve and enhance the natural resources of our environment for generations to come.

Guidelines and application»

Keuka Area Fund

The Keuka Area Fund provides grants to registered 501(c)(3) organizations that serve residents of the communities surrounding Keuka Lake and protect the physical environment of the region.

Guidelines and Application»

Rose’s Youth Philanthropists (RYP)

Rose’s Youth Philanthropists (RYP) is a regional youth grants committee requesting proposals from organizations that impact youth in a wide variety of fields in Chemung and Southeastern Steuben counties. The S. Roberts Rose Fund was established at the Community Foundation of the Elmira- Corning and the Finger Lakes in order to give youth a voice at the grantmaking table. RYP offers grants of $200-2000 to local youth-serving organizations.

Award Amount: $200-$2,000  Guidelines and application»

Fund for Women Grants

The Fund for Women of the Southern Tier focuses on grants that help girls and women achieve economic self-sufficiency and realize life goals through grants in the areas of education, health, wellness, career, and life skills.

Award Amount: up to $500 for individuals   Guidelines and application»

Elmo M. Royce Youth Fund

The Elmo M. Royce Fund grants funds to non-profit organizations whose programs support youth activities and recreational programs for the youth of Schuyler County, New York and is a component fund at the Community Foundation. In May of 2003 HSBC Bank transferred the management of the Elmo M. Royce Youth Fund to the Community Foundation. 

Guidelines and application»

Elmo M. Royce Camperships

The Elmo Royce Benevolent Fund is an endowment fund that makes grants to support camperships for children from Schuyler County. 

Guidelines and application»

Schuyler County Fund

The Schuyler County Fund provides grants to registered 501c3 organizations that serve the residents Schuyler County.

Award Amount: $500-$2500   Guidelines and application»


Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes

Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.

helps realize potential in our community by matching the generosity of our donors with the community’s greatest needs. Our grants and scholarships support the people of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties in the Southern Tier of New York State.


Current Grantees

Reporting Requirements and Final Evaluation Form


Keuka Area Fund 
Deadline: 08/21/2018

Schuyler County Fund
Application Deadline: 09/20/2018

Community Grant Program
LOI Deadline: 09/01/2018
Application Deadline: 09/15/2018

Rose's Youth Philanthropists (RYP)
Deadline: 04/16/2018

Fund for Women of the Southern Tier
Deadline: 03/01/2018


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