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Edith Saxton Fund for Steuben County Youth Services Grant

Grants to Bath, New York Nonprofits, School Districts, and
Local Governments for Programs Benefiting Local Youth

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Foundation / Corporation

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Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Bath, New York nonprofit organizations, school districts, municipalities, and public organizations for programs and projects that enhance the quality of life for local youth. A Letter of Intent is required prior to submission of the full proposal. Funding is intended to support programs, capital projects, and capacity building.

The Community Foundation funds a wide variety of programs and projects across all program areas. Most grants, however, fall into three categories:

- Program or Direct Service Grants – for costs associated with implementation of the program
- Capital Grants – for costs related to building construction, building renovation or capital equipment
- Organizational Development and Capacity Building Grants - for costs related to activities such as strategic planning, board development, program planning, performance management and evaluation, succession planning or marketing and communications. Other organizational capacity areas under this category include business planning, fund development, facility planning and management systems (financial, HR, technology)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183960

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards will range between $1,000 and $10,000. Requests for more than $10,000 must be discussed prior to submitting the application with the Director, Grants and Communications.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be nonprofit organizations serving the youth and:

- Located in and providing services to the residents of Bath, NY, located in Steuben County
- Classified as nonprofit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code; or publicly supported organizations such as school districts and municipalities.

The Edith Saxton Fund generally does not make grants for the following:

- Religious purposes
- Political or partisan purposes
- Activities taking place before grant decisions are made
- Deficit funding or debt retirement
- Individuals

For private schools and faith-based organizations - Characteristics of eligible grant funded programs include and must demonstrate that they are:

- Open and accessible to the greater community
- Open to all regardless of religious affiliation
- Open and available to low-income or underserved students/participants

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline and Decision Schedule:

- Letter of Intent deadline: September 1
- Application deadline: September 15
- Notification: Early December

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their grant request with the Community Foundation staff before beginning the application process. If you intend on applying for more than $10,000, you must contact the Director, Grants and Communications prior to submitting your letter of intent.

The Foundation accepts applications to the Edith Saxton Youth Services Fund once per year. All applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to beginning an application. The letter of intent is submitted online within the application system two weeks before the application deadline. Once your letter of intent has been received and successfully accepted, you will receive an email notifying you that you may begin your application.

Organizations may not submit more than one application for funding at a time.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal:

For Questions, contact Sara Palmer, Vice President of Programs, at (607) 739-3900 or at

Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and The Finger Lakes
301 South Main Street
Horseheads, NY 14845

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Bath