Pin It
commons17 600

The Ithaca Rotary Club announced the awardees for its 2018 round of community grants. Eleven grant requests were funded at a total of just over $8,000. The agencies were honored at a check presentation on Wednesday, October 10th during Rotary's noon lunch meeting at Coltivare. Funds for these grants are raised through Rotary's annual Little Apple Fall Follies (LAFF) event.

The 2018 grant recipients are:

Catholic Charities - $1,000
Purchase a smart home security package for transitional housing for homeless women

Family & Children's Services - $600
Basic Needs Backpack Project

Family Reading Partnership - $380
Install Tompkins County's first Story Walk in Dotson Park in Danby

Finger Lakes Toy Library - $455
Add ride-on toys to its collection and be able to add specific toys in response to member requests

Hangar Theatre - $1,000
Install new listening assistance system for hearing-impaired patrons

Ithaca Children's Garden - $975
Purchase supplies to create a gear locker of outdoor wear to loan to program participants

Ithaca Community Garden - $385
Purchase supplies for a rain collection/irrigation system

Ithaca Welcomes Refugees - $785
Purchase special materials to support a new social-emotional education program

Izzy's Closet - $1,000
Purchase books for Izzy Reads, giving four books per year to three and four-year olds at Groton Elementary School and Groton Head Start

Tompkins Learning Partners - $850
Purchase learning materials for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and ESL classes

Ulysses Philomathic Library - $576
Purchase of a portable sound system for library events and community groups

Ithaca Rotary's community grants are intended to promote the quality of life in Tompkins County and the greater Ithaca area. These grants support organizations in the community that have special projects or needs which are not funded by general funding sources. Grants are usually awarded within the range of $200 to $1,000.

Pin It