Do you have an idea about how to build a stronger, more just, more sustainable community? Do you want help turning your idea into action?
The Robert S. Smith Awards for Community Progress and Innovation support partnerships between grassroots community leaders and college or university students to jointly plan and carry out projects that strengthen Tompkins County communities. It also gives small grants to help with project expenses.
The Robert S. Smith Award for Community Progress and Innovation was endowed in 1994 by the Tompkins Trust Company in honor of the late Robert S. Smith, former bank chairman and W.I. Myers Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Finance at Cornell. In 2008, CCE-Tompkins was selected to administer the awards program.
Last updated January 20, 2015