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In March and April 2019, we awarded $1,398 to four projects.

Durland Alternatives Library: Online hosting costs and a domain name for a new “Alternatives in Action” podcast featuring the stories and endeavors of people in the Finger Lakes region striving toward sustainability in food systems, energy issues, or socioeconomic justice, focusing on related actions that a listener can take.
Sunrise Movement Ithaca: Promotional materials, uniforms, and travel costs for the newly-formed local “hub” of the Sunrise Movement, at national movement of youth supporting and calling for action on social and climate justice issues in their communities and at all levels of government.
Village at Ithaca: Supplies, promotional materials, and contracted instructor fees for three courses in a free five-course Introduction to Gardening series for the residents of West Village Apartments, at the apartment complex’s Dig’nity Garden, growing vegetables for residents to eat.
Ithaca Murals: Materials and artist stipends for the Justice Walls 2019 multi-mural project.

In September 2018, we awarded $600 to two projects.

Civic Ensemble: Partial costs of the first two Community Soup: Storytelling Toward the Beloved Community monthly story circles.

Floral Avenue Community Garden: Promotional materials, plants, and fencing to be used at a Community Perennial Planting Workshop and plant giveaway

In June 2018, we awarded $600 to two projects.

REACH Medical: Soil and lumber to expand an edible raised-bed garden at a medical office specializing in opioid addiction treatment, to provide food and build community for patients and the public.

Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycles: Locks and lights to be provided to some of the bicycle-repair program participants who receive the bicycles they repair.

In March 2018, we awarded $1,360 to four projects.

Wonderful Wheelchairs: A folding motorized scooter for community members to try out before deciding whether to purchase one of their own.

Shira Evergreen: A hard drive for use in creating  a short documentary film on the proliferation of local murals and the role of public art in engaging community members around social justice issues.

Northside United: Printing two issues of a quarterly neighborhood newsletter to build community and collaboratively address local issues.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County: Slow cookers for distribution to participants in the Dryden Family Meal Connection program which provides food, support, and education to food-insecure Dryden families.

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