Grant Information

All applicants for Dryden Youth Opportunity Fund grants must have non-profit sponsorship as required by the Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund, of which DYOF is a member.

Applications will be reviewed by DYOF in accordance with their by-laws (Article II A-B). Projects must serve resident youth of Dryden and surrounding communities. Grants will be for projects focused in the areas of cultural and academic achievement, professional development, and general youth development, or projects that could not be initiated without supplemental financing.

Grant Procedure

The application form may be downloaded here. Fully complete the form and mail it and proof of tax exempt status to:

PO Box 1076
Dryden, NY 13053

(It is not necessary to include tax exempt proof if the sponsoring group is a municipality or school district.)

Applications will be reviewed and awarded semi-annually. Grant application deadlines are March 31 and October 31. All applicants will be notified by DYOF.

Examples of possible grant ideas are:

  • guest speaker series publicity and gratuity

  • trip to area planetarium

  • rental fees for youth music or theater programs

  • trail improvement for hiking and biking

  • library author series

Questions about the application process may be directed to any DYOF board member or mailed to the DYOF address.