Annual Report 2020


Financial Summary

For Fiscal Year Ending August 31, 2020

ASSETS…………………………… $6,859,544.49
GRANTS AWARDED IN 2020……$318,836.58
(September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020)

GRANTS PAYABLE IN 2020………$318,836.58
(September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020)


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Advisory Committee & Officers

Dean L. Smith, Chairman
Irene C. Graven, Vice Chairman
Robert Williams, Secretary
Tina Lounsbury, Treasurer
Edwin B. Bartow, Chairman Emeritus (1985-2003)
Gail Barton
Ronald Dougherty
Gerald Pierce
Jamie Striley
Hope VanScoy

Grant Advisor:

Stephanie Carrigg

Application Guidelines

The Advisory Committee of the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation is instrumental in implementing the Foundation’s charitable mission.

Grants are made only to non-profit organizations that have tax-exempt status as defined by the Internal Revenue Service and that are situated in Tioga County, New York.  Grants may be made to other qualified organizations when it is clear that a substantial direct benefit will accrue to residents of Tioga County and specifically the Owego, New York area.

Grants to municipal and public organizations with specific and defined projects may be awarded provided such projects are well conceived and do not directly replace tax money or other public money.

Grants may also be made to otherwise qualified organizations which are religious in nature or otherwise church related and which have clearly defined purposes that benefit the residents of Tioga County.  However, such grant requests must be of a non-sectarian nature.

In general, the Foundation does not provide operating support for organizations.

Application Process

The Foundation’s Grant Advisor is responsible for processing all grant applications.  Please discuss your organization’s proposal with the Grant Advisor prior to submitting a completed application.  The Grant Advisor will provide assistance to qualified organizations in the preparation of grant applications.  Requests for funding may be submitted at any time during the year.  The Foundation’s Advisory Committee considers grants two times during the year in January and June.  A completed application will be placed on the next meeting’s agenda if received in the Foundation’s Office five weeks prior to any meeting.  Applicants will be informed of specific time lines upon initial contact with the Grant Advisor.  Completed applications can be transmitted on-line or mailed to the address on this brochure.

Application Format

All applications shall include:
COPY OF YOUR ORGANIZATION’S IRS TAX EXEMPT LETTER – provides evidence of your organization’s IRS 501 (c) (3) status.

Please follow all directions on the grant application form.  Provide only the additional information that is requested.  Please limit the total number of attachments to those requested. Your adherence to the guidelines is appreciated.  It will help ensure the efficient processing of your organization’s request.

Online applications and printable forms can be accessed from our website.  Our website address is noted on the last page.

Please note that the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation shares information with other funders.  Information regarding any Truman Foundation grant decision concerning your organization may be disclosed in the information exchange process.

The Foundation is committed to maintaining an open forum for communicating its grantmaking decisions to applicants.  Those who would like additional information on any matter relating to present or future funding are welcome to contact Stephanie Carrigg, Grant Advisor.


Grantmaking Meetings for Fiscal Year 9/1/20 – 8/31/21

January 2021
June 2021

Visit our Grant Application page to learn more about applying for a grant.