Catskill Community Center

Catskill Community Center – Who We Are

Catskill Community Center (CCC) is organized for the greater Catskill Community including youth, families, and others living in the Town and Village of Catskill. CCC is committed to supporting programs that encourage the development of a supportive and caring community and promoting healthy living through intellectual growth and physical activities. CCC focuses on development of youth-based programming, adult programming, and community interaction to support and strengthen our Catskill Community.
CCC has transitioned from providing a physical location for programming to being a granting organization. Below you will find the guidelines and information regarding the open application process to provide funding directly to local organizations and individuals based on our mission and guidelines. 

Catskill Community Center Grant Guidelines
• Local CCC grants will generally range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $5,000. Requests for amounts larger than $5,000 may be submitted and will be reviewed by the board accordingly. 

• Eligible organizations and individuals must operate on the local level and directly benefit the Town and Village of Catskill. Requests for specific programs are required.

• Grant applications for calendar years will be accepted on a quarterly basis.

Deadlines for quarterly submissions are to be received no later than:

March 31
June 30
September 30 
December 31

Eligibility Checklist:
• Any nonprofit organization holding a current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and conducting activities within the Catskill Community. 

Any organization formed for nonprofit purposes, even if not tax-exempt under S.501(c)(3).

•Any individual member of the Catskill Community who satisfies the element of these guidelines and the mission of the CCC. There is no requirement for an individual to be a nonprofit or public charity. 

• A recognized local government entity: state, county, town or village agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes.

• A Catskill Pre K-12 public or nonprofit private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college, or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the Catskill Community at large, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and clothing closets.

Areas of funding for which an organization can apply are:

• Community and Economic Development: Improving the local community for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the local Catskill area.

• Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the local service area.

• Education: Providing after school enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the local service area.

• Environmental Sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling, or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the local service.

• Health and Human Service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the local service area.

• Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the local service area.

• Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the local service area.

• Quality of Life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the local service area.

Application Process:

To streamline the application process, please ensure your application package includes all of the following:

A Cover Letter with your organization’s letterhead detailing:

•The amount requested and the purpose of the grant.
•The contact person’s name, address, email address and telephone number. 
• Tax ID or EIN (for organizations only).
• The organization’s IRS determination letter of tax-exempt charitable status under section 501(c)3.

Should an individual or non-tax-exempt entity be applying, please include information as applicable.

 Brief written description of the organization’s:
• Purpose
• History
• A list of the organization’s current officers and directors 

Financial summary to include:

• Current financial position of the organization
• Annual budget – income and expenses (or project budget for which grant is being requested)
• A list of other groups and foundations currently supporting the organization and any other significant funding sources

Decision making process:

The Directors of the CCC will review all applications.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.

The CCC will endeavor to process all complete applications and advise successful applicants within 2 Weeks following the close of the application period. 

All grantees will be required to report to the CCC board on the outcome/success of their program are the end of each year. Monitoring and reporting guidelines will be provided once the grant has been approved.
Submit the application:

By mail to:

Catskill Community Center
P.O. Box 389 
Catskill NY 12414

Or by email to: