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In April 2021, we awarded $3850 to nine grants

Adrianna Hirtler: An interactive observation board beside Six Mile Creek in Titus Triangle Park, to be used by park visitors to record observations of the creek and its wildlife, local cultural stories, and other messages that build environmental awareness and community connections.

Catholic Charities of Tompkins Tioga: Tools and materials to start a permanent program of instruction in machine sewing at A Place to Stay, their transitional supportive residence for homeless and recovering women in Ithaca.

Claire Dehm: Three “Women at the Wheel” bicycle repair workshops at the Ithaca Farmers Market pavilion in summer 2021, open to women and non-binary residents of Tompkins County.

Downtown Ithaca Alliance: Partial costs of purchasing a self-serve bicycle repair station in downtown Ithaca, equipped with tools, an air pump, and a stand.

Fort Baptist Farm: Materials to create flowerbeds in a new onsite community garden of herbs, flowers, and fruit trees for public harvesting and use.

Ithaca Catholic Worker: A shed to house a mutual aid food sharing cabinet, with coolers for perishable food, at the Peter De Mott Catholic Worker House in Southside.

Ithaca Monthly Meeting Earthcare Committee: Partial costs of creating a raised bed garden to grow vegetables and herbs for public harvesting and use at the Meeting House in Northside.

Kristen Streahle: Creation of communal food-producing vertical gardens on the porches of a multi-household rental residence in downtown Ithaca.

Luna Fiber Studio: Partial costs of a 2021 indigo seed-to-fiber workshop with the Youth Farm Project’s summer program participants, featuring an expanded focus on the textile industry’s production and post-production impacts.

In October 2020, we awarded $3,300 to five grants

Ellis Hollow Nursery School: Trail renovation at the Ellis Hollow Community Center, including plant ID tags and a plant ID station.

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming: Partial costs of a solar pump for a new pond at the Groundswell Center’s Incubator Farm.

Khuba International: Supplies and educational materials for the Quarter Acre for the People urban farming education project.

Parents2Polls Tompkins: Publicity for a volunteer-driven program during the November 2020 election, assisting parents and others in line during early voting and providing free childcare at the Southside Community Center on Election Day.

The Village at Ithaca: Partial costs of a bike rack housing a new fleet of bicycles for youth employees delivering programs and mutual aid in the City of Ithaca.

In April 2020, we awarded $1,000 to two grants

Trees Up Tompkins: Native trees, planting materials, and event publicity for a community tree planting at Lighthouse Point.

Luna Fiber Studio: Materials for an indigo seed-to-fiber workshop with the Youth Farm Project’s summer program participants.

In October 2019, we awarded $470 to two projects. 

Jonathyn Thornton: Partial costs of a 2019 Eagle Scout project renovating an overgrown public trail through the woods between the Varna Community Center and the Hillside Acres Mobile Home Park.
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Open Doors English: Brochures and a reusable display for community outreach, promoting a new program which offers English as a Second Language classes in downtown Ithaca for adults, building local economic equity and including education on environmental sustainability.
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