Founded 1993

Community Involvement

The Expanded Learning Network of the Southern Tier (ELNoST)

Mission: Expanded Learning Network of the Southern Tier is a regional chapter of New York State Network for Youth Success (The Network) that builds capacity, enriches and advocates for quality out of school time programming to enhance opportunities for youth and their families.

Funded by the Triangle Fund, ELNoST was established in 2011 to advocate for youth and youth organizations to increase system wide standards of quality for all youth programs.  Serving Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties, ELNoST is made up of over forty youth-serving organizations throughout the region.

In addition to networking opportunities and advocacy efforts, ELNOST also organizes and facilitates various professional development opportunities that support agency and staff growth, quality, and capacity. 


ELNoST Legislative Breakfast

ELNoST takes a leadership role in our community to convene our state lawmakers and youth program providers to cultivate

relationships, education, and awareness.

Rally for Lights on Afterschool

This is a regional rally that is part of a nationwide annual event endorsed by America’s School Alliance. Each October, youth come together to celebrate and draw attention to the importance of afterschool programs.

Professional Development & Training

Throughout the year, ELNoST helps meet the need of on-going professional development and training for our local youth-serving professionals.

NY Funders Alliance

The Triangle Fund is an active member of the NY Funders Alliance, an association of grant makers and philanthropic advisors
throughout New York State.  NY Funders Alliance provides and develops opportunities for funders to convene and connect, deliver tools and resources, and engage our members in programming that highlights national, state, and regional thought leaders that focus on issues members care about.

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Afterschool Providers

On a quarterly basis, members of the Afterschool Providers meet to network and discuss challenges and opportunities in after-school programming. If you are interested in joining this group to network and share ideas, please call the Triangle Fund office at 607-346-4453.

Current Members:

  • Friends of the Addison Youth Center
  • Laura Richardson Houghton Corning Youth Center
  • Neighborhood Transformation Center
  • Hornell Area Concern for Youth
  • Salvation Army-Corning
  • Southside Community Center


Exponent Philanthropy

Triangle Fund is an active member of Exponent Philanthropy. Exponent Philanthropy is the country’s largest association of funders—nearly 2,200 members strong—and the only one dedicated to serving foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors.

Exponent Philanthropy empowers philanthropists to leverage their resources and amplify their impact.

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