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Binghamton Arts & Athletics Community Fund

Providing greater access to the arts and athletics while bringing awareness to the benefits they have in the development and overall well-being of people.

Although it may seem that sports and art exist on opposite sides of the universe, there’s a little bit of art in every sport and a little sport in all art.

– Ryann Sheehy

BHS Basketball Program, Group Of Teens In A Gym


"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
– Coretta Scott King

The strength of the Greater Binghamton area starts with its people. Rich with culture, diversity, and athletics. Binghamton’s history has led to it being called the “Valley of Opportunity”, Today, Binghamton has a concentration of high-tech firms, healthcare- and education, with Binghamton University acting as a driving force behind this revitalization.

Teen Boy Swimming In Pool


“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
– Nelson Mandela

Resilience – the ability to persist through challenges and recover from adversity – is no longer considered a character trait by researchers but a “practiced interaction between person and environment(1),” This is where awareness and access to the Arts & Athletics converge to present these opportunities to practice.

There are 7 integral and interrelated components that make up being resilient – competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping and control. (Dr Ginsburg, child pediatrician and human development expert)

Young Boy With Green Hair Playing Trombone

Self Expression

"Insist on yourself; never imitate."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-expression can prove to be one of the greatest joys of your life. Whether through the arts or athletics, the kitchen or your career, doing what you love allows you to make a positive impact on the world and maximize your own personal sense of well-being.

Recent Grants

Broome County Arts Council

BCAC United Cultural Fund Campaign 2023

The Binghamton Arts & Athletics Fund helped the Broome County Arts Council extend and enhance the culture of the greater Binghamton community.
BHS Indoor T&F 2023

BHS Indoor Track & Field 2023

With the support of the Binghamton Arts & Athletics Community Fund, Patriot indoor track and field athletes participated in not one, but two national championships in 2023!
Binghamton Boys Indoor Lacrosse Team 20223

Binghamton Boys Indoor Lacrosse 2023

The Binghamton Arts & Athletics Community Fund covered the cost of Binghamton's first indoor boys' lacrosse team in over a decade!
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