Grant Programs

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers awards grants of varying sizes based upon donors wishes, community need, expected impact and organizational capacity.

Name of FundDeadline for ApplicationsAmount Available for 2024

Bill and Sarah Ransom
Community Service Award

Thursday, September 12, 2024 
Email: [email protected]
Northeastern Potter Economic Development FundThursday, September 12, 2024
Email: [email protected]
Robert J. Sullivan Fund for Bradford CountyThursday, September 19, 2024
Email: [email protected]
David and Carol Keeffe Youth FundThursday, September 19, 2024
Email: [email protected]
Knoxville FundThursday, September 26, 2024
Email: [email protected]
Floyd "Vic" Hooker Youth FundThursday, October 10, 2024
Email: [email protected]
Jordan Wilcox Pediatric Cancer FundRolling until fund is depleted for the year. $400 per family 

Bill and Sarah Ransom Community Service Award

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

Bill was a valley businessman 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.  Bill passed away on July 10, 2014

Sarah also had a strong sense of civic engagement.  She was a founding member of Bradford County Partners for Family and Community Development.  She also served on the boards of Bradford County United Way, Robert Packer Hospital, The Bridge, Troy’s Glenwood Cemetery, the Bradford County Library, and Valley Chorus.  She served a four-year term on the Sayre Borough Council. Sarah passed away on April 21, 2022.

They were committed to making their community a stronger and better place to live, work and enjoy life.  The recipient of this award will be someone who displays attributes that are consistent with Bill and Sarah’s beliefs and their relentless contributions and dedication to our community.  On an annual basis, nominations will be reviews 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 money. 

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.

This may be divided among 2 or more applicants depending on the decision of the Grant Committee.

Robert J. Sullivan Fund for Bradford County

Robert Sullivan Fund Grants Process

Grant requests should take into consideration the amount the Community Foundation has available to award from the Robert J. Sullivan Fund to nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of Bradford County, PA.

General Criteria for Reviewing Requests

The grant review process is competitive—there are always more funding requests than there is available funding. 

The Community Foundation encourages proposals that: 
Offer creative responses to the community’s most pressing needs and concerns 
Are preventative and farsighted rather than remedial 
Maximize the impact of relatively modest grants 
May involve cooperation or collaboration among program providers 

Generally no grants will be provided for: 
Capital as defined by bricks and mortar 
Annual campaigns, programs, projects and event sponsorships 
Multi-year requests 
Debt reduction 
Sectarian religious purposes 
Clubs, sponsorship of sports teams, fire companies, cemeteries, or services limited to a select membership 
Grants or loans to individuals 
Scholarships, fellowships, honorary awards, or travel grants (except as provided via donor-established scholarship funds managed by high schools and colleges) 

David and Carol Keeffe Youth Fund

The David and Carol Keeffe Youth Fund will support improving outcomes for youth from birth through career readiness, benefiting Bradford County, Pennsylvania resident's quality of life and economy.

The Dave and Carol Keeffe Youth Fund recognizes the importance of maintaining and elevating the capacity of high performing nonprofits that engage in youth and strengthen families.

The fund prioritizes grants to nonprofits working in youth development and family supports.

This Fund recognizes the community contributions that were made over a lifetime by both David and Carol Keeffe.

Knoxville Fund

The Knoxville Fund was established in 2017 to provide support of the charitable, scientific, or educational purposes to non-profit organizations including 501(c)(3) agencies who serve the citizens of the Borough of Knoxville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.  

This may be divided among 2 or more applicants depending on the decision of the Grant Committee.

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. Please note that for the Floyd Hooker Foundation grant program information, click here.

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 to be completed and sent no later than the current year's Floyd Hooker deadline.

Jordan Wilcox Pediatric Cancer Fund

Jordan Wilcox Pediatric Cancer 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 Charity Field at [email protected].