BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University philanthropy students have announced the recipients of $13,200 in grant awards for 2016.

The University’s Philanthropy Incubator program consists of undergraduate and graduate students from three separate courses who learned about community needs, the role nonprofit organizations play in addressing those needs, and ways in which to manage and lead nonprofit organizations effectively. The students also learned the importance of philanthropy, the giving of time or money, to ensure charitable organizations have the resources they need, in order to make a difference for communities.   


This year, the students have selected the following organizations for local grants:  

Lourdes Detention Alternative After School Program (DAASP) - $7,500 The DAASP is aimed at keeping at-risk adolescents out of detention and home placement. The program provides intensive counseling and learning opportunities to enrich the youths with life skills that will keep them out of non-secure detention facilities.

Broome County Urban League - $2,500 The Broome County Urban League focuses on the needs of children ages 5 - 18 through after-school and summer programs, tutoring/mentoring, technology classes and workforce development. It provides education and workforce programs, family support, health insurance, prescription cards, food, clothing, bill assistance, and aid in many other areas, including a comprehensive service referral system.

Community Care Network of Nichols (CCNN) - $3,200 CCNN is aimed at enhancing the quality of life for the residents in the town and village of Nichols. The organization works to establish the required community infrastructure to allow people across their lifespans to stay healthy, independent, and remain in their own homes for as long as possible.

The undergraduate philanthropy class is funded by the Learning by Giving Foundation (www.learningbygivingfoundation.org). The graduate students awarded funding with money raised earlier this year through the student-led Party with a Purpose. Organizations receiving grants were selected for funding based upon issue areas of concern to students, assessment of community needs and the performance of selected organizations in addressing those needs.

For more information, contact David Campbell, chair and associate professor of public administration, at dcamp@binghamton.edu.