Grant Recipients for 2012

Konosioni Senior Honor Society of Colgate University is pleased to announce the 2012 grant recipients.


In addition to our volunteer efforts within the Hamilton community, Konosioni raises funds to allocate to local Non-Profit organizations that have a powerful and lasting impact on the local community and greater Central New York area. Every April, Konosioni hosts a charity auction that raises funds to be allocated during the following school year.  In the Fall, the current class of Konosioni selects a theme to focus on in the grant allocation process.  Past themes have included sustainability (2010), health & wellness (2011), and youth enrichment programs (2012).

The Request for Proposal (RFP) is released in November and grantees are announced by early December.  The number of grantees changes each year depending on the nature of the RFPs and the scope of the proposed projects.  It is possible for eligible organizations to receive partial-grants if we are not able to grant the full amount of funds that they request.  

We are thrilled and humbled to carry out this tenet of our mission statement and to support many deserving programs each year.


In 2012, Konosioni requested proposals from 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in the central New York region for strategic initiatives that enhance community-based programming for youth enrichment (K - Grade 8). Examples of this initiative include:

  • Helping children succeed academically in school

  • Fostering youth leadership

  • Promoting active lifestyles

  • Supporting healthy development of children

  • Initiating community and school based summer programs

  • Enhancing multicultural education

  • Facilitating positive interpersonal relationships

Our allocation process came to a close in December 2012, and we are now thrilled to announce that Konosioni allocated more than $20,000 in grants to three exceptional organizations that are doing work for youth:

• Young Scholars Liberty Partnerships Program - was awarded $9,100 to support the hiring of teaching assistants for the Summer Academic Enrichment Program, which annually offers free English, science, math and physical education classes to 180 underserved middle school students.

• The Madison County Literacy Coalition - will receive $7,718 to expand its partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to foster kindergarten readiness by providing every child ages 0-5 in the town of Hamilton with an age-appropriate book over the course of the next five years.  

• The Hamilton Food Cupboard - will receive $3,368 to jumpstart a summer lunch program that will provide free lunch materials for eight weeks to in-need youth within the Hamilton and Madison school districts. The program is a collaborative effort with several local farms, grocery stores, and community businesses.

In the News
2/9/13 Konosioni Supports Books for Local Kids on Radio Free Hamilton