Tioga Senior Foundation awards grants to nonprofits

(September 2018 – Owego Courier)

Twenty-six nonprofts have received $62,700 from Tioga Senior Fundation.

Distributions are made annually to organizations that serve the needs and interest of older adults of Tioga County, Fifteen board members, from across the county, direct activities of charitable foundation. Tioga Senior Foundation has given over $2 million for projects and services, to nbenefit Tioga County’s older citizens, since 1982.

Recipients of donations in the 2018 competitive grant process:

  • All libraries and senior citizen clubs in Tioga County are eligible; all applying received grant funding
  • Catholic Charities Tompkins/Tioga Outreach – emergency assistance to the elderly
  • Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN) – volunteer support and insurance
  • Mercy House of the Southern Tier, Inc. – bedside tables in resident rooms
  • Northern Tioga Neighbors Network (NTNN) – volunteer support and program development
  • Resource Center of Candor – electrical upgrade at food pantry
  • Rural Health Network of SCNY – chronic disease self-management project
  • Tioga County Open Door Mission – emergency assistance to the elderly
  • Tioga County Rural Ministry – emergency assistance to the elderly
  • Tioga Opportunities, Aging – food and supplies for the Home Delivered Meals Program
  • Tioga Opportunities, Community – food to stock food pantries and soup kitchen
  • Tioga Opportunities, House, materials for home repairs by Group Workcamps volunteers
  • VFW Post 1371 – care packages for senior veterans in need

Tioga Senior Foundation actively seeks and gratefully accepts contributions, memorials and bequests. For info on a tax-exempt donation visit: www.tcseniorfoundation.com. Administrators of non-profits may complete grant applications by visiting the web site or by writing: Tioga Senior Foundation, P.O. Box 117, Owego, NY 13827.

Applications for the next distribution must be received by June 1, 2019. Awards will be made in September 2019.

For more information contact:
Carolyn Wright, Secretary
cjwright@stny.rr.com or seniorcitizensfoundation@yahoo.com