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. Mini grants are made from the more mundane – a vacuum cleaner for a parent resource center, to the more imperative - purchasing smoke detectors for low-income families. Mini grants are available throughout the year and are up to $1,000.
When should I apply?
The Foundation accepts mini grant requests with a rolling deadline throughout the year. Organizations may submit requests for funding up to $1,000 through our online application. Notification of mini grant awards takes approximately two-weeks.
Applications: rolling deadline, applications taken anytime throughout the year.
Notification: approximately 2 weeks from application submission.
Who may apply?
Applicants must be registered 501(c)3 organizations located in and serving the citizens of Chemung and/or Southeastern Steuben counties, New York.
What Activities are eligible for funding?
- Expenses not built into an organization’s annual budget
- Emergent needs
- Out of the ordinary projects/programs
Organizations may submit multiple mini grant requests throughout the year.
Organizations may not submit a request for the same program/project twice in one fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).