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Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation

“Those who are fortunate enough to have the financial means to better the lives of others should do so whenever possible. I view it as a moral obligation,” Mr. Gural said. “I have a great care and concern for this community, and will always be committed to improving the quality of life for our neighbors.”

– Mr. Jeffrey Gural

Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation

Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation’s (“TDRCF”)1 mission is to promote economic and community development in the counties surrounding Tioga Downs Casino Resort, including:

  • Broome
  • Tioga
  • Chemung
  • Bradford

TDRCF will award $1million a year to 501(c)3 organizations that combat local poverty and community deterioration. The Foundation aims to provide funds to groups that advance charitable, religious, literary, scientific and educational purposes in the target counties.

Grants will be awarded in two grant cycles each year, July and January, with $500,000 being awarded during each grant cycle. Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis and are due May 31st for the July cycle, and November 30th for the January cycle.

TDRCF is solely funded by personal contributions from Mr. Jeffrey Gural, owner of Tioga Downs Casino Resort which is located in Nichols, NY. Mr. Gural is dedicated to helping these communities and considers it a personal responsibility and privilege.

FAQ:

  • How do I submit an application? Download and complete the Grant Application Form which is located on the Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation’s website. Submit all required information electronically to TiogaFoundation@TiogaDowns.com AND submit a paper copy to PO Box 15, Nichols NY 13812. Both electronic copy and paper copy are required.
  • Must my organization be a non-profit? Yes. All organizations must submit proof of 501(c)3 status. No other nonprofit designation will be accepted.
  • What do you look for in an application? Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to provide all of the information required in the application. Estimates for the cost of all projects, as well as an estimate of the project impact, is suggested.
  • Do I need formal quotes for project work? No, formal quotes are not required, estimates for all work is acceptable.
  • How will I be notified of any award? TDRCF will notify all winners of an award on the grant cycle award date via email. Applicants who are not awarded funds will also be notified via email.

1 501(c)3 public charity status is currently pending.

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