Binghamton University seeking applications for Ross University and Community Projects Fund


BINGHAMTON, NY -- Applications are now available for the 2017 grant cycle of the Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund at Binghamton University.

Ross, a Binghamton University faculty member, established the fund to further advance working partnerships between the University and the community.

Ross Fund grants are awarded based on the following priorities: promotion of collaboration and cooperation between University and community groups; innovative use of the talents and resources of project partners; demonstrated commitment to the use of existing funds or to obtaining matching funds; and significant, enduring and positive difference in the quality of life of the community.

Most recently the Ross fund helped support the Mobile Culture and Out & About with The Memory Maker Project, which offered programs to engage people with memory loss in meaningful cultural activities intended to lessen symptoms associated with memory loss and improve individuals' quality of life; Summer Zone! which provided STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning camps for students and families throughout Broome County, and addresses summer learning loss while giving students and families increased community, career and college engagement; and A Room to Heal's Community Project at the PAL (Parents as Leaders) Family Resource Center.

In 2017 the fund will award approximately $13,500 in grants to non-profit organizations in partnership with the University. Individual grants range from $1,000 to $13,500. Grant funds are available beginning July 1, 2017.

The application deadline is Monday, April 10, 2017.  Grant applications, full guidelines and further information are available on the Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund website.

For more information, contact Rebecca Hancock, coordinator of donor relations and special events, at 607-777-3360 or

Last Updated: 9/17/13