Your donations can directly cover programming costs and enable classrooms in our community to do hands-on experiential learning on the Discover Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom! Learn more about making a financial contribution here.
Financial Aid Programs
Our mission is to provide educational opportunities for everyone, regardless of financial means. To ensure that cost is not a barrier, we have a simple and successful approach. We will calculate the full value of your program, ask you to take responsibility for as much as you can afford, and cover the balance through our Community Access Program. Each year, with the help of public and private donations, we provide roughly $25,000 in scholarships for schools and community organizations throughout the Finger Lakes region.
Watershed Access Fund. This element is directed specifically to communities within the Cayuga Lake Watershed. The Typical assistance packages cover 40-50% of the full cost of programming. This fund is supported by contributions from
- Member communities of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Inter-Municipal Organization.
- The Park Foundation
- TRIAD Foundation
- Private Donors
Regional Access Fund. This element is intended to support programming for communities beyond the Cayuga Watershed. Typical financial aid levels range from 15%-30%, and we are happy to assist with grant-writing. This fund is supported by contributions from private donors.
Help with Grants. In the event adequate financial assistance cannot be provided directly through existing Community Access funding, our staff will be glad to help you identify other funding sources and draft a proposal.
New York State Transportation Grant Program. Up to $1000 for transportation costs is available for travel to/from a State Parks or facility. (That includes our home port, Allen H. Treman marina.) Very simple application form to complete.