Binghamton University awards $24,000 in grants to support collaborations with local nonprofits
BINGHAMTON, NY – The Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund, administered by the Center for Civic Engagement at Binghamton University, has awarded $24,000 in grants to support initiatives carried out through collaborations between local non-profit organizations. non-profit and university partners.
Ross, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Binghamton University, created the fund to advance working partnerships between the University and the community.
Grants were awarded to three projects:
- Kali’s Klubhouse and the Division of Speech-Language Pathology received $5,000 for a therapeutic horseback riding program that helps children and families develop their speech, language and social communication skills.
- Helping Celebrate Abilities, Whitney Point School District and the Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership received $7,250 for a program to make early coding materials available to teachers, children and families free of charge.
- The American Civic Association and the Human Rights Institute received $11,750 for an internship program for Binghamton University students to learn about the immigration system and provide direct legal services to immigrants.
Ross Fund grants are awarded based on the following priorities: promoting collaboration and cooperation between the University and community groups; innovative use of the talents and resources of project partners; demonstrated commitment to using existing funds or securing matching funds; and make a significant, lasting and positive difference in the quality of community life.
More information is available at www.binghamton.edu/foundation/about/ross-fund. Details of the 2023 grant cycle will be announced in February 2023.
For more information, contact Alison Twang, associate director, Center for Civic Engagement, at [email protected].