United Way of the Southern Tier awards first grants from new Senior Supports Fund

May 5, 2022:

United Way of the Southern Tier today announced the first grant recipients from the new Senior Supports Fund, which is devoted to ensuring senior citizens in Chemung and Steuben counties live thriving and healthy lives.

“We are so pleased to announce these grants and look forward to announcements like this for the next five years to provide support for programs serving our senior community,” said United Way of the Southern Tier President and CEO Stephen M. Hughes.

Eight organizations will receive a total of $157,000 in grants this year from the Fund. They are:
Bampa’s House: $16,000 for staffing
Corning Meals on Wheels: $45,000 to purchase a walk-in cooler/freezer
Faith in Action Steuben: $3,000 for computer purchases & hybrid meeting tools
Family Services of Chemung County: $5,000 for technology upgrades and training
Home & Health Care Services: $12,000 toward renovation of new location
Meals on Wheels of Chemung County: $20,000 to update kitchen equipment
Pro Action Meals on Wheels: $21,000 for a delivery vehicle purchase
Steuben Senior Services Fund: $35,000 to enroll 12 additional seniors in Full Circle America

The Senior Supports Fund was created through an anonymous bequest to United Way of the Southern Tier to further assist the senior population who wish to age in place where they are comfortable and happy, fostering both independence and enhanced social connections within their community.  

Grants are awarded in addition to annual allocations made by United Way of the Southern Tier through gifts to the Community Campaign. Grant applications to the Fund will be accepted again in Spring 2023. Contact United Way of the Southern Tier at 607-377-5833 for more information.

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Media inquiries: Contact Lois Wilson at United Way of the Southern Tier. Email or call 607-377-5834.