Non-Profit Success Stories

The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc., is proud of the impact our funds have on the region. Below are just a few of the many success stories for the non-profits who use our services

Southeastern Steuben Habitat for Humanity:
One Project that Touches Many Hearts

For someone who would otherwise be unable to afford a home working with Habitat for Humanity towards home ownership is a dream come true; doing it themselves provides dignity. For their children it provides safety, security, stability. For Habitat volunteers it provides immense satisfaction, and for Habitat’s worldwide affiliates it provides resources so they can build homes for even more people and so on… READ the STORY 

Spencer Crest Nature Center, Eldridge Park, The Promenade: Beyond the Woods: Supporting the Environment

For Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, the term environment applies to much more than just the great outdoors. Foundation support of our living environment includes a range of destinations and public spaces that promote and support the emotional, intellectual and yes, even recreational well-being of all community members. READ ON for a glimpse at our past, present and future:

Mandeville Fund:
A Donor’s Seeds See Fruition

David C. Mandeville’s leadership remains inspiring to the Community Foundation board, staff and grant panelists. Like Mandeville, the Community Foundation is able to demonstrate and encourage philanthropy in a variety of ways. One of the most visible is the Foundation’s generous support of “anchor” organizations’ capital campaigns. Most recently, the Foundation was able to do this for one of Mandeville’s favorites, the Clemens Performing Arts Center in Elmira. FIND OUT MORE

Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care and Rose’s Youth Philanthropists:
A Poignant Connection Between Teens

When death smacks up against the classic uneasiness of teenage-hood, the grieving process can be that much more complicated. “Most teens don’t understand the depth of loss and don’t get a lot of support,” confirms Chelsea Ambrose, MSW, Hospice’s Bereavement Social Worker. “Connecting teens with peers who’ve experienced a similar loss is a big piece of the healing.”  READ about this program

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

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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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