Thursday, April 17, 2014

Essex Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

essex community fund grantsThe Essex Community Fund (EFC), a component fund of the Adirondack Foundation, is once again offering grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, churches and local government activities operating in the town of Essex, New York. ECF awards grants in support of community beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, and programs for youth and senior citizens.

ECF gives strong preference to capacity building grants or modest one-time capital projects. It does not fund ongoing operating expenses. Grants generally do not exceed $2,000. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. May 16, 2014.

New this year, organizations must submit applications online through Adirondack Foundation’s Online Grants Manager. For information contact Adirondack Foundation Program Officer Andrea Grout at (518) 523-9904 or, or Nick Muller at the Essex Community Fund at (518) 963-8188 or

ECF will make funding recommendations in early June and successful applicants may expect funding as early as July.

In 2013, ECF awarded over $17,000 to 12 organizations, including the Belden Noble Memorial Library, Boquet River Association, Champlain Area Trails, Champlain Valley Film Society, Essex Community Church, Essex Farm Institute, Lakeside School, Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties, North Country SPCA, Whallonsburg Civic Association and Willsboro Central School District’s theater program.

To make a gift in support of the Essex Community Fund, send a check to PO Box 101, Essex, NY 12936 or visit

Photo: A 2013 grant from the Essex Community Fund helped Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties host tutor training courses that enhance adult learning programs. From left are Mary Fleming, Lora Langston, Seddon Beaty, Amy Decker and Hans Himelein.

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