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Our Projects are social ventures that practice and exemplify Transformative Action. They employ pattern-breaking ideas to address pressing social problems.

CTA currently provides fiscal sponsorship to the twenty-three Projects described below and on the next page. You can find a complete list to the right. Click on a project name to go to a more in depth description. 

Our Projects are an integral part of our center, qualifying for charitable donations and grants available only to tax-exempt organizations. They also benefit from our mentorship, business services, and the credibility and accountability that come with decades of successful, progressive social change work. 


If your organization in New York State needs fiscal sponsorship, click here to find out how to apply for non-profit status under our 501(c)3 umbrella. You can also click on each project below to learn more about how our projects promote social change.

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Periwinkle Initiative

The Periwinkle Initiative is an initiative dedicated to preserving cultural heritage associated with enslaved Americans. The core project of the Initiative is the National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans - which will be the first and only national repository to preserve data on burials and burial grounds of enslaved Americans.
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Sustainability Center

The Sustainability Center, one of the first of its kind in the country, provides a place where residents, students and visitors to Tompkins County can learn about our community's collective efforts to protect the environment through proactive initiatives led by individuals, businesses, government, non-profits, the campuses, and other sectors.
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Vitamin L

The purpose of the Vitamin L project is to spread love and goodwill, and to encourage positive character development through music, by inspiring young people with messages that are meaningful in their daily lives.
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Wood's Earth & Youth Farm Project

Wood’s Earth has recently merged with the Youth Farm Project!