Tioga Downs released the following Friday:
Nichols, N.Y. – January 2, 2019 – As part of the commitment of Tioga Downs and owner Jeff Gural, Tioga Downs is pleased to host its very first check presentation ceremony officially announcing the recipients of the first $250,000 in funding through the Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation, a non-profit organization that reviews and selects applications for grant funding.
The ceremony will be held at the Tioga Downs ballroom on Friday, January 4 at 6:30 pm. All sixteen award recipients will be on hand to receive their share of $250,000 during this inaugural event, with further announcements regarding the next round of grant funding forthcoming. All sixteen grant award recipients were narrowed down from a list of more than fifty applications received since the beginning of November.
“My mother was from Binghamton, and I fondly remember spending many holidays here as a child. It’s a region I’ve grown to love, which is why I chose to do business here, and one I will always support,” Jeff Gural, owner of Tioga Downs, said. “Through the Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation, we are proud to announce the first sixteen recipients that will share in $250,000 and we look forward to awarding additional grant monies in 2019.”
The Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation is now accepting applications for 2019. In 2019, $1 million will be paid out in two phases: the first phase will be in July 2019 and the second phase will be paid out in January 2020. Interested organizations looking to apply for funding can access the application here.