Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Essex Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

1024px-Octagonal_Schoolhouse,_north-western_faceThe Essex Community Fund (ECF) is accepting applications for 2015 grants.  ECF is a component fund of Adirondack Foundation and offers grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, churches, and local government activities operating in the Town of Essex.

ECF awards grants in support of community beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, and programs for youth and senior citizens.

Strong preference is given to capacity building grants or modest one-time capital projects. ECF does not fund ongoing operating expenses. Grants generally do not exceed $2,000. The deadline to apply is 5 pm on May 15th.

Applications must be submitted online through Adirondack Foundation’s Online Grants Manager at www.generousact.org/online-grants-manager.

For information, or if you have questions, contact Adirondack Foundation Program Officer Andrea Grout at (518) 523-9904 or andrea@generousact.org, or Nick Muller at the Essex Community Fund at (518) 963-8188 or luddite@willex.com.

ECF is expecting to make funding recommendations in early June and successful applicants may expect funding as early as July.

ECF was established by a group of residents to support local needs and improve the quality of life in the town of Essex. Since its inception, the fund has awarded over $160,000 in grants.

To make a gift in support of the Essex Community Fund, send a check to PO Box 101, Essex, NY 12936 or visit www.generousact.org to give online.

Photo: The Octagonal Schoolhouse in the hamlet of Boquet (courtesy Wikipedia user Bryan Nelson Elder).

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