Community Foundation of Tompkins County Library Grants


The Community Foundation of Tompkins County’s Library Grant Cycle is funded primarily by our Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund which seeks to promote genuine intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of reading and learning by encouraging youth to develop habits of regular library use. Eligible applicants are the 33 public libraries in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins counties, the 5 counties of the Finger Lakes Library System.

While the Community Foundation of Tompkins County carries out the grant cycle, the Youth Services Department at FLLS is available to read and offer suggestions on proposals from member libraries.

Please visit  for the complete application process and yearly due dates.

Want to type your application into a document and copy/paste it into the CommunityForce software? Use this Community Foundation Library Grants TemplateWord Document

Grants are awarded annually at our March System Meeting for Summer Reading.

Funded Projects

2017-2018 Library Grant Recipients

2016-2017 Library Grant Recipients

2015-2016 Library Grant Recipients

2014-2015 Rosen Grant Recipients

2013-2014 Rosen Grant Recipients