Posts tagged community development

Applications for Sustainable Tompkins 2022 Spring Neighborhood Mini-Grants Due April 01

Do you have an idea for a project to make our community more sustainable, resilient, or inclusive? Need a little help covering the costs? Apply for a Neighborhood Mini-Grant!

We are accepting applications for our Spring round of Neighborhood Mini-Grants through April 01, 2022. Our Neighborhood Mini-Grant program supports initiatives improving ecological stewardship, community well-being, and economic justice in Tompkins County. Since 2008, we have awarded more than $82,000 in 208 small grants to innovative grassroots projects throughout the county.

Ranging from $150 to $750, awards support initiatives promoting sustainable food systems, alternative transportation, waste reduction or reuse, energy conservation, fossil fuel use reduction, environmental education, and addressing social and economic inequality. Individuals, organizations, and neighborhood groups in Tompkins County are welcome to apply, as are local microbusinesses seeking to green their operations or extend their products or services to low-income clientele. Priority is given to small and/or new entities with relatively few sources of support.  Read the rest of this entry »

Neighborhood Mini-Grants Fundraising Campaign Launched

Youth Roots photo 1, 2014The Board and staff of Sustainable Tompkins invite you to join us in building a more sustainable community – one small project at a time.

We are thrilled to announce our new campaign for our wonderful Neighborhood Mini-Grants Program. Since 2008, the Neighborhood Mini-grants program has awarded more than $55,000 to support 140+ innovative, grassroots projects throughout Tompkins County. Our goal is to support and stimulate resident-based, “bottom-up” initiatives that improve the quality of life of residents by building capacity, resilience, and leadership through collaborative projects.

It’s a wonderful program and with your help, we can continue to help local residents build a more resilient and connected community!  Sustainable Tompkins is working with the good folks at GiveGab to raise funds to support the Mini-Grants Program in 2015.  Please visit our Campaign Page today to see some of the cool projects from our most recent batch of applications that you can help support. Read the rest of this entry »

Neighborhood Pride

Tony and Irene Petito plan to turn the retail building they own on Hancock Street into a neighborhood grocery store. After P&C Markets was sold to Tops, and that chain opted to close the store at this location, the Petitos began looking for a new lessee to operate a grocery. They finally opted to open the new business themselves. The new store will be called “Neighborhood Pride” and will serve as a full service grocery to the North Side community.

“Signs of Sustainability” 2009 Awards – Part V

By Christina Orlandini and Marian Brown

This is the last of our series in which Sustainable Tompkins introduces you to “Signs of Sustainability” in the category of new sustainability programs or activities by existing businesses or organizations. Read the rest of this entry »