Guidelines to Submit

The 2018 Grant Cycle will remain open until April 20, 2018


The Floyd Hooker Foundation [FHF] is a trust established by Floyd “Vic” Hooker in his will to benefit the children in Tioga County. Once a year, the Floyd Hooker Foundation accepts grant applications to fund projects which benefit the children in Tioga County. Grants are limited to qualified tax-exempt organizations who benefit the children in Tioga County. Grants may be made to fund operational (limited funding), equipment, capital and special project needs.

With the growing number of grant applications, preference is given to projects which fulfil needs that are not currently being met in the community which, if met, would provide a resulting and continual benefit to the children of Tioga County. Applicants should place special emphasis in the application as to the nature of the need to be met and the expected and continuing beneficial impact or result to be accomplished.  Emphasis is also placed on organizations with clear goals and objectives that demonstrate results with measurable outcomes.

For capital projects in excess of $25,000, the Foundation prefers to fund up to 80% of the total project. This change is also due to the growing number of applications. Applicants are required to identify sources to fund the remaining capital project cost, including any use of the applicant’s own funds. If the applicant is unable to fund at least 20% from its own sources and/or from other funds, it must identify why the applicant is unable to do so. Failure to provide at least 20% matching funds will not eliminate the project from consideration provided the project fulfils an unmet need in the community.

All capital improvement and large purchases (single purchases in excess of $10,000) must submit 3 bids for the work/equipment being purchased. If the capital improvement or equipment is to be sole sourced, the applicant must identify the reason for the sole source procurement.

The Floyd Hooker Foundation can only grant funds to tax-exempt organizations serving the children who live in Tioga County, New York, and it cannot make grants to individuals for any reason or to churches for religious purposes.

Only one grant may be awarded to the same organization for the same purpose during the same “funding year”. The Foundation “funding year” is from May 1 through April 30.

Any recipient that has received previous grants from the Floyd Hooker Foundation and has not submitted the final report will not be considered for additional grant funding until the final report has been submitted and approved for the previous grant(s).

Grant applications can be downloaded from our website at All grant applications must be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..[1]  The deadline to submit grant applications is 5:00 PM EST on April 20, 2018. All applications must complete and submit the "Project Budget" outlining all funding sources for the project along with a detailed list of the expenditures for the project.  The following attachments must be provided with the application:

  1. IRS Tax exempt letter (only IRS letter is acceptable, not NYS letter)
  2. Current balance sheet for your organization (not more than 90 days old)
  3. Additional descriptions/narratives if space is not sufficient
  4. Estimates for work to completed/equipment purchases
  5. Minutes from board meeting authorizing submission of the application to Floyd Hooker Foundation.  Attachments include a balance sheet, board approval to submit the application to the foundation, IRS tax exempt letter (not NYS, must be IRS letter).

When the application deadline has passed, the Foundation will review all complete applications and rank them according to the needs met which benefit the children of Tioga County. Any incomplete applications may be disregarded in the sole discretion of the Foundation. Interviews of the applicant and/or inspections of affected premises may be required. Applicants shall make themselves and any premises available, if necessary. Applications may be granted in part or in whole based upon many factors, including the amount of funding available, the number of applications received, and the needs met by the project.

All grants are subject to the sole discretion of the Foundation. The Foundation reserves the right to reject any and all applications for whatever reason(s).  If you are having problems with the application or website please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


[1] If you are unable to submit your application and/or any documents electronically, please notify the Foundation by email and mail the application and/or documents to Hooker Foundation, P. O. Box 265, Owego, New York 13827. Envelope must be postmarked by the posted deadline for submission of applications.