Tioga County Foundations Portal



The Tioga County Foundations Coalition (TCFC) is comprised of nine charitable foundations that serve Tioga County, NY residents and non-profit organizations. The goals of the TCFC are to promote collective impact, foster a culture of collaboration, and to share information.

The Tioga County Foundations Coalition 2020 Year in Review is available here. 

Click here for a printable PDF. Below is contact information for these foundations. To contact TCFC, please email TCFC@tiogacountyny.gov


  Tioga County Foundations Coalition Members

Bassett Ah-Wa-Ga Center, 34 1/2 Lake Street, Owego, NY 13827
(607) 972-7265 


Founded in 1994 with the passing of Charles H. Bassett, an Owego native and prominent Syracuse attorney, the Foundation sustains and promotes the 150 years of Bassett Family good will and service in Owego and in communities where ancestors lived. The CHB Youth Foundation operates the Bassett Ah-Wa-Ga Center as a catalyst for community youth development, history and heritage. With a local Board of Directors and national Board of Overseers, the Foundation was initially funded and spearheaded by Charles' wife, Betty Ann Bassett, until her passing in 2008 and later by their son, Robert Clarke Bassett.


  • Promote positive community youth development through student scholarships for higher education and training.
  • Youth volunteer grants to youth serving organizations.
  • Youth community service, leadership and history-heritage activities.


How to apply:

  • Obtain application by emailing Foundation at chbyouthfoundation37@gmail.com or find online at www.chbyf.org
  • Submit application to Bassett Ah-Wa-Ga Center, 34 1/2 Lake Street, Owego, NY 13827.


Application deadlineApril 1

520 Columbia Drive, Suite 100, Johnson City, NY 13790
(607) 772-6773 


Founded in 1997, the Community Foundation for South Central New York encourages and facilitates personal and institutional philanthropy throughout the region by managing a 25 million dollar endowment with 120 funds established by donors to achieve specific charitable goals.


Offer caring individuals an effective way to endow their community in a manner that is responsible, responsive and lasting. Serves Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga Counties.


How to apply:
    • Create an online account at www.donorswhocare.org/grant-seekers
    • Grant opportunities will be available to an organization once it has created an account.
    • When a cycle is open and an application is available, it will show up in your online account dashboard.


Application deadlineVaries based on funding source

104 W. Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA 18840
(570) 888-4759 


Founded in 2003, partnering with local donors is critical to us and the communities we serve. We seek to bring together the financial and intellectual capital of civic-minded people, and to focus dollars and energy on the most relevant opportunities and challenges in Bradford, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga counties PA and Tioga County, NY.
The Floyd Hooker Youth Fund was established to support the the youth of Tioga County, NY.


Improve the quality of life for people living in the Twin Tier region. Develop a spirit of philanthropy. Support nonprofit organizations by connecting donors to community needs. Build permanent charitable funds. Bring people together to solve community problems.


How to apply


Application deadlineAnnually in October


Fannie C. Hyde Charitable Trust
Chemung Canal Owego Office, 203 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827
Contact: Ed Morton
(607) 722-0406 / (607) 426-0054


Dr. and Mrs. Hyde lived all their lives in the Village of Owego. He was an Ophthalmologist and Director at the Owego National Bank. The fund was set up in 1966 and Fannie C. Hyde carried out the wishes of her husband's will by establishment of the Trust.


Provide financial aid for the creation, development, and support of facilities in the Village of Owego, which provide residents, especially its youth, with healthful and character building recreations. Special attention given to projects in the medical, educational and public safety fields.


How to apply
  • Email emorton@chemungcanal.com


Application deadlineMarch 1 and September 1

PO Box 265, Owego NY 13827


Floyd "Vic" Hooker was a lifelong Owego resident. On March 17, 1999 he won $45 million in the New York State lottery. Upon his death in 2007, 30% of his estate was designated to this foundation.


To benefit the children of Tioga County, NY.


How to apply


Application deadline: varies

P.O. Box 89, Owego, NY 13827
Contact: Stephanie Carrigg, Grant Advisor
(607) 687-0225


Mildred Faulkner Truman was born in Owego in 1897 and a lifelong resident. She was a successful investor and upon her death in 1983, her will provided for the establishment of a foundation to fund grants to organizations whose worthwhile projects benefit the residents of Owego, the Owego area and Tioga County.


Practice responsible stewardship by providing worthwhile grants to organizations that enhance and benefit the residents of Tioga County, NY.


How to apply
  • Discuss proposal with Grant Advisor prior to submitting application.
  • Online and printable forms can be accessed at https://mftfoundation.net/


Application deadlineMay 15 and November 15

P.O. Box 117, Owego, NY 13827
(607) 687-0229


Established in 1982 with funds from the sale of the Owego Home for Aged Women, which provided care to older women for decades on Front Street in Owego.


To help the groups that help seniors by providing grants to organizations that enhance the life of older citizens living in Tioga County, New York.


How to apply:


Application deadline: June 1

P.O. Box 15, Nichols, NY 13812
(607) 972-6525


Solely funded by personal contributions from Mr. Jeffrey Gural, owner of Tioga Downs Casino Resort. He is dedicated to helping communities and considers it a personal responsibility and privilege.


To promote economic and community development in the counties surrounding Tioga Downs Casino Resort. Serves four counties: Tioga, Broome, and Chemung in New York and Bradford, PA.


How to apply


Application deadlineOctober 16

Tioga State Bank Foundation


1 N. Main St, Spencer NY 14883

Contact: Kim Depew, kdepew@tiogabank.com

607-589-7600, ext. 2001


The TSB Foundation, Inc. was developed by Tioga State Bank as a private foundation serving the Southern Tier of New York and northern Pennsylvania. Giving back to the community has been a core value of Tioga State Bank for many years and now continues through the TSB Foundation Inc. 


To strengthen our communities by supporting organizations that help improve the quality of life for individuals that live and work in our area. The vision of the TSB Foundation is to help the communities of the Southern Tier of New York and northern Pennsylvania thrive. We want to improve the quality of life for our neighbors, friends, and family who both live and work in the area. We will work hard to strengthen local organizations by providing an opportunity to fund projects to improve our communities for generations to come. 

How to apply:

Application deadline: varies