Transformative Action

Transformative Action is an alternative paradigm for social action that moves us beyond complaint... 

Fiscal Sponsorship

CTA offers fiscal sponsorship to innovative, non-profit social entrepreneurs.  


Our Projects are social ventures that practice and exemplify Transformative Action. They employ... 

Finger Lakes Social Entrepreneurship Institute

Join Us November 11-13!  


Our Educational Initiatives  further the practice and understanding of social entrepreneurship and... 

The Center for Transformative Action helps to create communities that work for everyone. We do this by providing fiscal sponsorship to innovative, non-profit social entrepreneurs in New York State.


Cornell University and the Center for Transformative Action received a 2016 Ashoka... more ›
PeriodiCALS features CTA's undergraduate course on social... more ›
The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming has been awarded a... more ›

I can't say enough about the role that CTA historically played in our organization's genesis and subsequent development. Wow, what a needed 'force' in the community. As well, the principles of 'transformative action' have played quite a role for me personally in how I look at things.  

Pete Meyers, Tompkins County Workers' Center