Grant Programs

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers role is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our communities. To accomplish this the Foundation works in partnership with our donors and with leaders in the nonprofit, business and government sectors to address key community issues.

Floyd "Vic" Hooker Youth Fund

 The Floyd “Vic” Hooker Youth Fund carries on Vic Hooker’s legacy and wishes to support the youth of Tioga County, New York. This grant program support youth programs in Tioga County New York.

This fund is an endowment fund held at CFTT and should not be confused with the Floyd “Vic” Hooker Foundation.

Funds Available:  $21,800.   Applicants who have not submitted a Final Grant Report for previous Floyd “Vic” Hooker Youth Fund grants by the grant deadline will not be considered for funding for this grant cycle.  Below you will find the Floyd Hooker Final Grant Report Form to be completed and sent no later than 5 PM Thursday, August 6, 2020 for the 2019 Floyd Hooker Grantees.

Deadline: Thursday, October 17, 2019, postmarked by via email


2019 William "Bill" Ransom III Community Service Award

Deadline for Nomination is 5:00 pm, Thursday, September 5, 2019

This award is open to those in the "Valley Area", which consists of Waverly, NY, Sayre and Athens PA.

The Waverly Rotary Foundation in cooperation with the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) is pleased to announce the request for nominees for the 2019 William “Bill” Ransom III Community Service Award. 

Rotary was one of the many organizations that Bill was active in and his Waverly Rotary colleagues honor his commitment to community with an annual award that recognizes similar service while benefitting local non-profits.

Bill was a Valley business man and extremely active in many different groups in the community. He served on multiple boards and committees and always provided leadership and vision to these groups. He was active in the Sayre Presbyterian Church, Waverly Rotary Club, Tioga State Bank, Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT), Sayre Historical Society, and Guthrie Healthcare System to name just a few. He was committed to making his community a stronger and better place to live, work, and enjoy life. Bill passed away on July 10th, 2014.

The recipient of this award will be someone who displays particular attributes that are consistent with Bill’s beliefs and his relentless contributions and dedication to our community. On an annual basis, nominations will be reviewed through a formal application process. The recipient of the award will then be given the honor of selecting a local charity to receive the award’s monies.

Nomination Form

North Eastern Potter Economic Development Association

The Northeastern Potter Economic Development Association partnered with the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) to provide an economic development grant program that will provide support to non-profit organizations including 501(c)(3) agencies or charitable programs in the north eastern area of Potter County. This includes the areas of townships and borough served by the Northern Potter School District: Ulysses Township, Ulysses Borough, Harrison Township, Genesee Township, Allegany Township, Bingham Township, and Hector Township. You may pick up applications at any of these municipal offices or download the application.

Funds Available:   $1,265. This may be divided among 2 or more applicants depending on the decision of the Grant Committee.

Deadline: September 5, 2019, via email.

Jordan Wilcox Fund

Jordan Wilcox Fund was established by Jordan’s family in his memory.  He succumbed to childhood cancer at the age of seven. The primary purpose for the Fund shall be to provide grant funds for low or moderate income families in Bradford, Sullivan, Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Tioga County, NY for expenses, not covered by insurance, which are incurred while their child is undergoing cancer treatments, i.e., chemo or radiation therapy.  Such expenses might include meals, room & board, gas.

Funds Available: Up to $400 is available per person.

Send applications to [email protected] or mail them to CFTT, 104 Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA 18840.

Questions contact Suzanne Lee at [email protected].