CFWO Dec 1, 2023 press release Final.docx


The mission of CFWO is to act as a catalyst for the improvement of the lives of all women and girls in Tompkins County, thus making a contribution to the entire community. This month, women and girls in Tompkins County will benefit from the $40,000 in grants being awarded by the City Federation of Women’s Organizations (CFWO).

Eleven grants, up to $5,000 each, were awarded. Winning projects focused on Community Development, Education, Gender Equity, Health, Human Services, or Social Justice. These are the projects receiving Women Building Community grants this year:

College Initiative Upstate: WISE Women

Finger Lakes Toy Library: Support for Rural Playtimes in the Finger Lakes

Free Science Workshop: Equality and Gender Equity in STEM

Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc: GIAC Jumpers Ambassadorship Program

Ithaca Free Clinic: Diagnostic Services for Women

Ithaca Welcomes Refugees: Global Roots Play School

Open Doors English Sponsorship Program

Second Wind Cottages, Inc: Dryden House for Women

The Village at Ithaca: Brown Babes Braiding-Phase 2

Tompkins Learning Partners: Improving Access to Computers for Female Literacy and Language

Women’s Opportunity Center: Mary Durham Boutique Cares