Grants

Grants provided by The Sophie Fund

2017

Mental Health Association in Tompkins County

$1,500.00 grant for 2017 “Readings on Mental Health” author series in collaboration with Buffalo Street Books to promote greater understanding and awareness of mental health issues in the Ithaca community. Approved March 26, 2017

 

Mental Health Association in Tompkins County

$2,000.00 grant for 2018 “Readings on Mental Health” author series in collaboration with Buffalo Street Books to promote greater understanding and awareness of mental health issues in the Ithaca community. Approved September 15, 2017.

 

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service

$750.00 grant for hosting a conference at The Statler Hotel in Ithaca for Tompkins County healthcare leaders on the Zero Suicide Initiative. Approved September 22, 2017.

 

2018

Active Minds at Ithaca College

$750.00 grant to support “Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt,” a performance by mental health activist Josh Rivedale. Approved February 22, 2018.

 

Brianna Evans

$500.000 grant to support “Schism,” an installation discussing suicide loss created by Cornell University art student Brianna Evans ’18.

 

Cornell Minds Matter

$5,000.00 grant to sponsor a “Mental Health Weekend” suicide prevention program including the screening of The S Word and an accompanying panel discussion by director Lisa Klein. Approved March 6, 2018.

 

Mental Health Association in Tompkins County

$1,000.00 grant to train Ithaca food service workers in Mental Health First Aid. Approved April 25, 2018.

 

The Reflect Organization

$5,000.00 grant to support the development of the Cornell chapter of The Reflect Organization, which works to de-stigmatize mental health. Approved April 25, 2018.

 

Active Minds at Ithaca College

$3,600.00 grant to sponsor “Send Silence Packing,” a traveling exhibition and program promoting suicide prevention. Approved August 31, 2018.

 

WRFI Community Radio

$2,000.00 grant for producing a long form, multi-platform series about the loneliness epidemic locally in a collaboration with WRFI Community Radio, Cornell Daily Sun, Ithaca Voice, and the Park Scholars Program. Approved November 12, 2018.

 

2019

Mental Health Association in Tompkins County

$3,000.00 grant to sponsor an intern for a project to support college students on mental health leaves of absence. Approved January 18, 2019.

 

Alpha Phi Omega (APO) Gamma Chapter

$500.00 grant to enroll 25 APO members in QPR suicide prevention training program. Approved June 14, 2019.

 

Mental Health Association in Tompkins County

$640.00 grant to train Ithaca food service workers in Mental Health First Aid. Approved June 14, 2019.

 

Tompkins County Bullying Prevention Task Force

$159.81 payment (to Wegman’s) for refreshments for Community Forum on Bullying Prevention at Tompkins County Public Library on June 15, 2019. Approved June 15, 2019.

 

To Apply for a Grant from The Sophie Fund

CLICK HERE to read about The Sophie Fund’s mission

Email queries to:

thesophiefund2016@gmail.com

Or:

CLICK HERE to contact the Community Foundation of Tompkins County