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.
WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?
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
Political or partisan purposes
Activities taking place before grant decisions are made
Deficit funding or debt retirement
how should i apply?
Applications to the Keuka Area Fund will now be accepted through the online grant management system, Foundant Lifecycle Manager.
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.