Binghamton University is awarding $24,000 in grants to local non-profits.

The Stephen Davis Ross University and Community Projects Fund, administered through the Center for Civic Engagement at Binghamton University is awarding a $5,000 grant to Kali’s Klubhouse for a therapeutic horse riding program that supports children and families to develop language and social communication skills.

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Another grant is for $7,250 for the Helping Celebrate Abilities, or “HCA”, Whitney Point School District and Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership for a program to offer free early coding materials for teachers, children and families.

The third grant for $11,750 goes to the American Civic Association for a Binghamton University student internship program. The students will learn about the immigration system and provide direct legal services to immigrants through the program.

Stephen Ross is a distinguished professor emeritus at Binghamton University.  He established the fund to move working partnerships between the university and the community forward.

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Ross Fund grants are awarded based on: promotion of collaboration and cooperation between Binghamton University and community groups, innovative uses of the talents and resources of the project partners, demonstrated commitment to the use of exiting funds or obtaining matching funds and making a significant, enduring and positive difference in the quality of life in the Greater Binghamton area community.

More information about the program can be found at www.binghamton.edu/foundation/about/ross-fund.

 The application process for the 2023 grant cycle will be getting underway early next year.  The details of the next round of funding will be released by Community Project Funds officials in February of 2023.

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