The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. through its Keuka Area Fund has awarded $20,200 to eight non-profit organizations. The largest grant — $4,500 — is being given to Our Town Rocks: Barrington/Starkey/Dundee Health Initiatives.

The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. through its Keuka Area Fund has awarded $20,200 to eight non-profit organizations. The organizations receiving grants work directly with local communities in the fields of the arts, education, human services, environment and youth. Funded programs serve the citizens of Steuben County including the towns of Bradford, Prattsburgh, Pulteney, Urbana, Wayne, Wheeler and Yates County.

The largest grant — $4,500 — is being given to Our Town Rocks: Barrington/Starkey/Dundee Health Initiatives.

The Keuka Area Fund at the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes provides a vehicle for individuals, families, and businesses to invest in the residents of the communities surrounding Keuka Lake and to protect the physical environment of the region. The fund is permanently endowed at more than $250,000. Since its inception in 2007, the fund has made over $84,000 in grant awards.

2012 Grant Awards

S2AY Rural Health Network, Inc.

Amount: $4,500

Purpose: Our Town Rocks: Barrington/Starkey/Dundee Health Initiatives

Health Ministry of the Southern Tier

Amount: $2,000

Purpose: Medications & Laboratory Services for the Keuka Area

ProAction of Steuben & Yates, Inc.

Amount: $1,500

Purpose: Youth Job Club

Institute for Human Services

Amount: $1,250

Purpose: Girls on the Run of the Southern Tier

Bradford Central School District

Amount: $2,500

Purpose: Project Jump Start

Finger Lakes Parent Network

Amount: $2,500

Purpose: Yates County Support Group

Bath Area Family Resource Center

Amount: $2,000

Purpose: Bath Area Family Resource Center

Duffy Books in Homes, Inc.

Amount: $3,950

Purpose: Bradford & Dundee Elementary Schools

Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. is a permanent source of charitable funds backed by a wide variety of donors committed to the social and economic health of the Southern Finger Lakes. Gifts to the Keuka Area Fund can be made to: Keuka Area Fund, 301 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845.