The Soapbox and Toolbox for New York State's Nonprofits

Southern Tier

NYCON is proud to bring you opportunities specifically designed to help nonprofits in your region: the Southern Tier Nonprofit Executive Directors Group and Build A Better Nonprofit Seminar Series. 

Featured Regional Programs

  • South Central NY Nonprofit Executive Directors Group
  • IHS & NYCON Southern Tier Nonprofit Executive Directors Group
  • Southern Tier Capacity Building Program (trainings, mini-grants and assessment)
  • Build A Better Nonprofit Workshops

South Central NY Nonprofit Executive Directors Group
This group was convened by the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) and the College of Community Affairs at Binghamton University. The group offers nonprofit executive directors in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Cortland and Tioga Counties the opportunity for networking and professional development.

Southern Tier Nonprofit Executive Directors Group 
The Institute for Human Services has joined NYCON as an association member, extending all NYCON benefits to IHS members.  IHS & NYCON are working to create a Southern Tier Executive Directors Group for Steuben, Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler and Yates County EDs.

Southern Tier Capacity Building Program
A series of free trainings for nonprofits will be offered in early 2013. Participants who attend a training will qualify to apply for the 2013 Southern Tier Capacity Building Program, which includes the Mini-Grant Program, Assessment Program and new Strategic Reengineering Program. These resources are supported by United Way of Broome County, The Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, The Community Foundation for South Central New York, Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, and George A. and Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation.

United Way of Broome County
United Way of Broome County raises funds from the community each year to fund specific programs that help thousands of people. A donation to United Way goes directly to help people in the Broome County community--producing positive results that improve the lives of local residents. Working through 30 local partner agencies, United Way supports about 60 programs in education, income, and health, the building blocks for a good life. United Way also sponsors four direct service programs.

The Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc.
This foundation was created to perpetuate the Hoyts' charitable interest and to use its resources to enhance the quality of life of the people of Broome County, primarily through judicious grantmaking. Stewart and Willma Hoyt´s vision and funding, coupled with the prudent management afforded by a dedicated Board, has created a strong mechanism to seek solutions to critical issues facing our community. 

The Community Foundation for South Central New York
Over 15 years of encouraging and facilitating philanthropy in the region and serving five counties including Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Tioga. Dedicated to being a flexible endowment fund for its communities, it receives both large and small contributions from donors (including individuals, businesses and other foundations) to form the endowment from which grants are made. Since its inception in 1997 the Community Foundation has awarded more than $5.5 million in grants to not-for-profit organizations in the fields of health, human services, education, arts and humanities and has received over $16 million in contributions. 

The Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation
A private charitable foundation created in 1957 by Conrad Klee and his wife. Since that time it has made charitable grants to various qualified nonprofit organizations, primarily in Broome County, NY. The Klee Foundation is committed to promoting, nurturing and educating a healthy community. Accordingly, particular focus is placed upon grant proposals seeking funding to support sustainable programs that can demonstrate how they can help to achieve that goal.

George A. and Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation
invests in projects and programs of qualified nonprofit organizations that support the communities of Delaware County, New York, Cameron County, Pennsylvania and Broome County, New York and occasionally the surrounding areas. The general categories of funding are Education, Community and Recreation, Health and Human Services and Arts and Culture. It is the Foundation´s intent through such investments to assist and support the nonprofit organizations in addressing the current issues and challenges within these communities, thereby working towards positive change and impact in the lives of those they serve.

NYCON develops and promotes an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State.  We strengthen organizational capacity, act as an advocate and unifying voice, help to inform philanthropic giving, and conduct research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact.