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$50,000 Dollars in Grants Awarded by the City Federation of Women’s Organizations

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The City Federation of Women’s Organizations (CFWO) has awarded $50,000 dollars in grants to benefit women and girls in Tompkins County on December 1st.


There were ten grants in total, with the maximum grant totaling $5,000 dollars. The goal of the CFWO is to make an improvement in the lives of women and girls within Tompkins County by making a contribution to the community as a whole.

Beneficiaries of the grants had projects that focused on community development, education, gender equity, health, human services, or social justice. The grants are awarded each fall and all nonprofits and government agencies within the county are allowed to apply.

Projects that were awarded this years grants are:

-Child Development Council: Removing roadblocks & postpartum support
-Finger Lakes Toy Library: Volunteer recruitment & workshop programming
-Free Science Workshop: Empowering underserved girls through creative experiences in STEM
-The Greater Ithaca Activities Center: GIAC jumpers
-Habitat for Humanity: Teaching carpentry, building confidence
-Ithaca Health Alliance: Ithaca Free Clinic Healthcare & Diagnostic Services for Women
-Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services: Minor repair program; Women’s homeowners materials fund
-Ithaca Welcomes Refugees: Global Roots Play School
-Open Doors English: The Julie Russ Coulombe Language Program: Open doors English Sponsorship Program
-Village at Ithaca: Brown Babes Braiding, phase 2

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