2017 Nonprofit Grants Awarded

19 grants totaling $25,600


Catholic Charities – Steuben $1,000

Bridges Out of Poverty
The focus of “Steuben County Bridges Out of Poverty Coalition” is to get our community working together to create conditions that empower people to move out of poverty.

Catholic Charities – Chemung   $2,000

Relief for Single Homeless Moms
This funding will “ease the way” for up to 20 mothers setting up a new apartment. Funding will support essential items/supplies not available through Catholic Charities or other human service providers.

Community Career Development Council   $1,500

LIFE: Powered by YOU
The “Life: Powered by YOU” program focuses on empowerment and self-esteem workshops for at-risk middle school girls (grades 7, 8, and 9).

Corning Community Food Pantry   $500

Essential Need Bags for Girls & Women
To provide essential need items to girls and women who come to our pantry on a routine basis such as shampoo, body soap, pads, toothbrush,  tooth paste, deodorant, nutritional snack and instructions regarding nutrition and hygiene.

Family Service Society, Inc.   $900

Preventing Teen Dating Violence
This project will provide 7 classes on healthy relationships and the prevention of teen dating violence to the girls who regularly drop in at the Laura Richardson Houghton Corning Youth Center.  The classes will teach the girls how to recognize abusive behaviors in dating relationships and what to do about it.

Horseheads Family Resource Center   $1,500

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program
The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is a community based parenting class. Over the course of six to ten sessions offered free of charge, mothers are given tools and resources for parenting their children, while also forming a support system among the facilitators and other mothers participating.

Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes   $1,500

Girl’s Circle/Women’s Circle Support Groups
Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes proposes providing Girl’s Circle and Women’s Circle Support Groups to women and girls in Yates County. The curricula are focused on empowerment, self-awareness, positive self-image, healthy relationships and respect.

Southside Community Center   $800

SCC Style Engineers
The SCC Style Engineers program will teach girls STEM concepts and skills in the areas of engineering design, materials science, and collaboration, along with specific fabric construction techniques, and provide them with an opportunity to use these skills to make fabric projects and clothing of their own design, as well as to make items to donate to community organizations.

The Friends of the Addison Youth Center   $500

Artistic Expressions
The Teen Center will create an art program that helps to express emotional needs through art. The group would do 10 weeks of art. The projects would include self-portraits, self-driven art, and students will pick projects they would like to complete. At the end of the 10 weeks we will have an art show and display their work.

The Potter’s Hands Foundation   $2,000

Residential Safe House for Sexually Exploited and Sex Trafficked Women
The Potter’s Hands Foundation’s mission is to providing a safe, secure environment in which female victims of sexual exploitation and victims of human sex trafficking will receive physical, emotional, and spiritual healing, and learn the skills necessary for self-reliance and reintegration to society.

Corning Community College $1,950

Full STEAHM Ahead
The Full STEAHM Ahead Summer Workshop is a two day residential experience for middle school girls focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Health, and Math education. Approximately 28 middle school girls from the tri-county area served by Corning Community College will be selected based on essay applications to participate in this free workshop. The primary goal of the program is to increase the number of women in STEM majors and ultimately STEM careers.

Arnot Health Foundation   $1,500

Insulated Bags for Breastfeeding Mothers
Breastfeeding positively impacts a woman’s physical health, emotional health, and financial well-being. This program facilitates all three of these by providing thermal lunch size cooler bags with ice packs and water bottles to mothers who plan to breastfeed exclusively, and those whose baby has been admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Corning Cooperative Extension of Steuben County   $750

Southern Tier Financial Conference: Financial Education for Women by Women
This one-day conference was established because there is a need to empower and educate women in our area about financial matters. Professional women serve as speakers to address a broad array of financial issues such as budgeting, credit, investing, insurance, retirement, social security and identity theft

Faith in Action   $2,500

Give Her a Break
Two-thirds of the 5 million seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) are women, and women also make up 60% – 70% of the unpaid caregivers for those suffering with AD or dementia. With the “Give Her a Break” project, Faith in Action seeks to train volunteers to provide respite care to both of these groups.

Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum   $1,200

Meg Lowman Treetops Camp 11th Year!
The Meg Lowman Treetops Camp is a summer science camp that has been held at Tanglewood for 11 years. Our target audience is primarily at-risk girls aged 9-12 who have shown their teachers or other adult mentors an interest in science.

The Painted Post Food Pantry   $2,000

Not By Bread Alone
For the past five years “Not by Bread Alone” has been a highlight of a visit to the pantry for thousands of women. These very basic non-food items cannot be purchased with food stamps, and so are desperately needed.

The Living Well   $1,500

New Hope Cancer Care Group
The Living Well is a embarking on a humbling and compassionate course to walk alongside cancer patients and their families. The funding will be used to relieve stress, engage in conversation and provide resources to women.

Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes   $1,000

Prevention Education
PPSFL is a nonprofit family planning agency that provides high-quality, affordable reproductive and sexual health care for people across our region. Many of their patients have no other health care available to them.

Sexual Assault Resource Center   $1,000

Counseling and Prevention Education
SARC works to improve the response to sexual violence by providing education, raising awareness, and engaging dedicated community volunteers. They provide support and assistance to all survivors (and secondary survivors) regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

2017 Individual Grants Awarded

16 Individual Grants totaling $8,000

Noelle Chaploney, Steuben
Chelsea Mitchell, Chemung
Amanda Seager, Steuben
Clara Miller, Steuben
Alexis Rudesil, Steuben
Elizabeth Mason, Schuyler
Brittany Jefferson, Chemung
Kayla Rounds, Steuben
Dana Barry, Steuben
Carissa Hamilton, Steuben
Mara Bennett, Steuben
Martina Heidemann, Chemung
Anna Williams, Steuben
Kristi Dates, Chemung
Kelsey Taylor, Steuben
Megan Moran, Steuben