Mission & Vision

The Institute for Human Services, Inc.

The Institute for Human Services is a nonprofit management support organization founded in 1984. The Institute provides management support, information and referral, organizational development, and research services to planners, funders, and providers serving the Southern Tier of New York State.


Advance nonprofit and community partners in the region through innovative, collaborative, and responsive solutions to address community needs.


Strong and united nonprofits and partners, helping the community to thrive.

Organizational Goals


  • To be the regional leader in nonprofit information and communication.
  • To be the first point of contact for nonprofit support and advancement.
  • To be a catalyst for regional collaboration among nonprofit and community partners.