To qualify for a grant from the Fund, each proposal must have at least two partners: one from a unit at Binghamton University and one a community organization or agency. The Fund requests that one of the partners be designated as the "lead". This group would be the contact for all official communication with the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship.
Yes, the Fund encourages collaboration with multiple community groups and University units. The grant application asks for one of the partners to be designated as "LEAD PARTNER".
If your organization has a project idea but does not have a contact with an appropriate University unit, please contact the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship. Referrals will be made to possible University units. The Fund cannot guarantee that a University partner will be available for each proposed project.
A successful grant proposal will describe clearly the need or opportunity the organizations seek to address; focus on a few objectives or goals that the project will accomplish; and spell out what activities or actions will be taken to achieve those objectives or goals. It is very important that your proposal describe how you plan to monitor, document, and measure your project's outcomes.
Please complete all sections of the narrative form.
All income, including in-kind contributions, should be included in your project budget. Matching expenditures would appear under expenses.
If your group does not have all the attachments listed in the application guidelines, please contact the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship immediately. You will receive instructions from the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship about other types of documentation that may be substituted
All signatures must be original on the grant application. Facsimiles, email, voice mail may not be substituted.
All application materials must be received in the Foundation Office by 5:00 pm, Friday, March 30, 2012.
All grant proposals, including attachments must be received by the deadline stated on the application (also above). No extensions will be granted for any reason.
Grant funds are available beginning July 1 of each grant year. Customarily, four equal payments are made. The first payment is issued upon receipt of a duly executed contract and supporting documentation. The remaining three payments are made based upon a schedule outlined in the contract and receipt of satisfactory interim reports.
All grant projects must include or benefit residents of Broome County. A proposal may benefit contiguous New York State counties.
Last Updated: 1/24/12