Community Grants Program
The Ithaca Health Alliance mission is to facilitate access to health care for
all, with a focus on the needs of the uninsured of the state of New York. The Health Fund has
been established to facilitate access to health care and wellness of our community.
Community Grants from the Health Fund to outside organizations contribute to our
communities' general health and wellbeing through specific health and wellness projects.
Organizations interested in applying for grants should complete an application and send it to
Health Alliance. The administrative coordinator will ensure that the application is complete. The Finance Committee
of the Ithaca Health Alliance Board reviews applications and makes granting recommendations.
Potential grantable activities include:
Health services or projects
Increasing access to health & wellness
Procurement of supplies or professional services for health
Other considerations affecting the community grants program are:
Community Grants are available
only to nonprofit entities
Priority will be given to new
applying organizations, over return applicants.
Preference will be given to
organizations operating within 30 miles of Ithaca, New York; organizations may only apply for
Community Grants for projects conducted within the state of New York. Grant applicants will be
notified by the IHA administrative coordinator regarding the status of their
application; rejected grants will include rationale for rejection.
The Ithaca Health Fund typically awards Community Grants
of around $200. Community Grants come through the Alliance's donor-advised funds at the
Community Foundation of Tompkins County.
Organizations interested in applying for an Ithaca Health Alliance Community Grant can
download the application form here. We invite you to
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information or if you have questions about your project's eligibility.
Past grantee organizations include: the Tioga Office of the Aging for their 2005 senior health
fair, Cayuga Nature Center for CPR training and first aid supplies for BobCat summer camp
counselors, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County for subsidized community supported
agriculture (CSA) farm shares for low income families with free nutrition and cooking classes,
Riverside School PFCO for the 2006 Kids' Health Walk, Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
for the Phoenix Intergenerational Program, Bridges for Youth and Families for personal hygeine
supplies for runaway youth, and Community Wellness Day for a holistic wellness fair. Recent grants
have supported the 2010 Ithaca Community Wellness Day, and the TC3 Student Health Center's "Panther
Fitness Challenge" project.