Tioga County Foundations Portal

The Tioga County Foundations Coalition (TCFC) is comprised of eight charitable foundations that serve Tioga County, NY residents and non-profit organizations. The goals of the TCFC are to promote collective impact, foster a culture of collaboration, and to share information. Below is contact information for these foundations.

 Tioga County Foundations Coalition Members

Bassett Ah-Wa-Ga Center, 34 1/2 Lake Street, Owego, NY 13827
chbyouthfoundation37@gmail.com
(607) 972-7265 

 

History:
Founded in 1994 with the passing of Charles H. Bassett, an Owego native and prominent Syracuse attorney, the Foundation sustains and promotes the 150 years of Bassett Family good will and service in Owego and in communities where ancestors lived. The CHB Youth Foundation operates the Bassett Ah-Wa-Ga Center as a catalyst for community youth development, history and heritage. With a local Board of Directors and national Board of Overseers, the Foundation was initially funded and spearheaded by Charles' wife, Betty Ann Bassett, until her passing in 2008 and later by their son, Robert Clarke Bassett.

 

Mission
  • Promote positive community youth development through student scholarships for higher education and training.
  • Youth volunteer grants to youth serving organizations.
  • Youth community service, leadership and history-heritage activities.

 

How to apply:

  • Obtain application by emailing Foundation at chbyouthfoundation37@gmail.com or find online at www.chbyf.org
  • Submit application to Bassett Ah-Wa-Ga Center, 34 1/2 Lake Street, Owego, NY 13827.

 

Application deadlineApril 1

520 Columbia Drive, Suite 100, Johnson City, NY 13790
info@donorswhocare.org
(607) 772-6773 

 

History:
Founded in 1997, the Community Foundation for South Central New York encourages and facilitates personal and institutional philanthropy throughout the region by managing a 25 million dollar endowment with 120 funds established by donors to achieve specific charitable goals.

 

Mission
Offer caring individuals an effective way to endow their community in a manner that is responsible, responsive and lasting. Serves Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga Counties.

 

How to apply:
    • Create an online account at www.donorswhocare.org/grant-seekers
    • Grant opportunities will be available to an organization once it has created an account.
    • When a cycle is open and an application is available, it will show up in your online account dashboard.

 

Application deadlineVaries based on funding source

104 Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA 18840
info@twintierscf.org
(570) 888-4759 

 

History:
Founded in 2003, partnering with local donors is critical to us and the communities we serve. We seek to bring together the financial and intellectual capital of civic-minded people, and to focus dollars and energy on the most relevant opportunities and challenges in Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga counties PA and Tioga County, NY.
The Floyd Hooker Youth Fund was established to support the the youth of Tioga County, NY.

 

Mission
Improve the quality of life for people living in the Twin Tier region. Develop a spirit of philanthropy. Support nonprofit organizations by connecting donors to community needs. Build permanent charitable funds. Bring people together to solve community problems.

 

How to apply

 

Application deadlineAnnually in October

 

Fannie C. Hyde Charitable Trust
Chemung Canal Owego Office, 203 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827
Contact: Ed Morton
emorton@chemungcanal.com
(607) 722-0406 / (607) 426-0054

 

History:
Dr. and Mrs. Hyde lived all their lives in the Village of Owego. He was an Ophthalmologist and Director at the Owego National Bank. The fund was set up in 1966 and Fannie C. Hyde carried out the wishes of her husband's will by establishment of the Trust.

 

Mission
Provide financial aid for the creation, development, and support of facilities in the Village of Owego, which provide residents, especially its youth, with healthful and character building recreations. Special attention given to projects in the medical, educational and public safety fields.

 

How to apply
  • Email emorton@chemungcanal.com

 

Application deadlineMarch 1 and September 1

PO Box 265, Owego NY 13827
info@hookerfoundation.org

 

History:
Floyd "Vic" Hooker was a lifelong Owego resident. On March 17, 1999 he won $45 million in the New York State lottery. Upon his death in 2007, 30% of his estate was designated to this foundation.

 

Mission
To benefit the children of Tioga County, NY.

 

How to apply

 

Application deadlineAnnually in April

P.O. Box 89, Owego, NY 13827
Contact: Stephanie Carrigg, Grant Advisor
ssc@mftf.net
(607) 687-0225

 

History:
Mildred Faulkner Truman was born in Owego in 1897 and a lifelong resident. She was a successful investor and upon her death in 1983, her will provided for the establishment of a foundation to fund grants to organizations whose worthwhile projects benefit the residents of Owego, the Owego area and Tioga County.

 

Mission:
Practice responsible stewardship by providing worthwhile grants to organizations that enhance and benefit the residents of Tioga County, NY.

 

How to apply
  • Discuss proposal with Grant Advisor prior to submitting application.
  • Online and printable forms can be accessed at www.MFTF.net

 

Application deadlineMay 15 and November 15

P.O. Box 117, Owego, NY 13827
seniorcitizensfoundation@yahoo.com
(607) 687-0229

 

History:
Established in 1982 with funds from the sale of the Owego Home for Aged Women, which provided care to older women for decades on Front Street in Owego.

 

Mission:
Enhance the quality of life of senior citizens living in Tioga County, New York.

 

How to apply:

 

Application deadline: June 1

P.O. Box 15, Nichols, NY 13812
TiogaFoundation@TiogaDowns.com
(607) 760-8746

 

History:
Solely funded by personal contributions from Mr. Jeffrey Gural, owner of Tioga Downs Casino Resort. He is dedicated to helping communities and considers it a personal responsibility and privilege.

 

Mission
To promote economic and community development in the counties surrounding Tioga Downs Casino Resort. Serves four counties: Tioga, Broome, and Chemung in New York and Bradford, PA.

 

How to apply

 

Application deadlineMay 31 and November 30