Binghamton University Philanthropy Incubator is now seeking applicants


BINGHAMTON, NY -- The Binghamton University student-run Philanthropy Incubator Project is now accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations.  Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 22, and funding will be awarded in early May.  Those who qualify will be eligible to receive individual grants of up to $10,000. 

Organizations who wish to apply must be located in the Southern Tier or Central New York region and serving low-income youths below the age 18 and/or adults above the age 65.   To further qualify, the organization must have been an internship or field placement site for Binghamton University social work or public administration students in the past year.

The Philanthropy Incubator is also aimed at helping organizations that have worked with Binghamton University students in the past and provided these students with sources of knowledge and mentorship through field placement and internships.  Applications will be evaluated on their capacity to maximize impact for the prospective grantee.

The Philanthropy Incubator is funded by the generous support of Binghamton University students and alumni, The Community Foundation for South Central New York, The Campus Contact Program, and the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund.  The Incubator also serves as a mechanism to teach students in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs about philanthropy.  Under the direction of MPA faculty member David Campbell, students design and implement the grant making process, as well as the fund-raising efforts to support the project.

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Last Updated: 9/17/13