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. Funding requests for programs of non-profit organizations should:

  • The Community Foundation builds community and inspires philanthropy. We support creative, effective and innovative programs in the areas of human services, arts and culture, education and youth, health, the environment and civic affairs. Successful projects will address community needs while demonstrating sustainable impact and measurable outcomes.

  • We strive to create healthier conditions for people in our community by collectively improving and/or developing them together.

  • Funded programs will provide clearly stated goals for the incorporation of diverse cultures, philosophies and experiences. Diversity is present not only in program delivery but also in the mission, boards, and operations of the organization

  • The voices of the under served and economically diverse are important, and programs designed to foster access for community connections are preferred.

View the Keuka Area Fund Guidelines for more information. 


The Keuka Area Fund accepts applications one time per year. Organizations may submit one application per funding cycle. 


Application: postmarked by August 21
Notification: end of October 

Who may apply?

Only projects serving the residents of Steuben County towns and villages of Bradford, Prattsburgh, Pulteney, Urbana, Wayne, Wheeler and/or Yates County will be considered

What Activities are NOT eligible for funding?

  • Annual campaigns, special event fundraisers or sponsorships

  • Religious purposes

  • Political or partisan purposes

  • Activities taking place before grant decisions are made

  • Deficit funding or debt retirement

  • Individuals

how should i apply?

Applications to the Keuka Area Fund will now be accepted through the online grant management system, Foundant Lifecycle Manager. 

Begin your online application. 

  • The first step will be to create a new account. You only need to do this once.

  • If you've applied for other grants managed by the Community Foundation using the online system, please log on using your email and password.

  • All applications must include a completed project budget and expense form. This form is a fillable PDF. In addition, the online application will ask you to upload your organizations operating budget for the current year.

    • Project Budget & Expense Form (Excel)
      Download and save this form to your desktop, complete it in full, save (as a PDF if you can), and upload into your application.

Questions? Contact the Vice President of Programs at (607) 739-3900, or by e-mail.

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: 08/21/2019

Schuyler County Fund
Application Deadline: 04/03/2020

Community Grant Program
LOI Deadline: 09/01/2019
Application Deadline: 09/15/2019

Edith Saxton Fund 
LOI Deadline: 09/01/2019
Application Deadline: 09/15/2019

Rose's Youth Philanthropists (RYP)
Deadline: 04/16/2020

Fund for Women of the Southern Tier
Deadline: 03/01/2020


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