Monday, October 1, 2018

22 Grants Awarded in Gore Region

The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, a component fund of Adirondack Foundation, has awarded $18,027 in grant funding to benefit a variety of local initiatives in Schroon, Minerva, Horicon, Chester, and Johnsburg.

This year’s grant recipients were honored at a ceremony at Seagle Music Colony on August 28.

In Johnsburg, a $750 grant award will help fourth grader Hudson Dunkley continue to fund his self-started “Snacks for Friends” program, which provides nutritious snacks for three classes at his school.

In Minerva, the Sleeping Giants Senior Citizens program received $900 in funding to help offset the cost of social and educational field trips that would otherwise be beyond the financial reach of many seniors.

In Chester and Horicon, a $900 grant is supporting youth summer programs.

In Schroon, $1,000 is helping to launch a broadcasting club and an elective class at the central school. New video editing equipment will enable students to livestream events with feeds from multiple cameras and gain career-building skills in production and journalism.

In addition to the grants highlighted above, these programs and organizations also received funding this year: Adirondack Marathon, Tri-Lakes Business Alliance – Carol Theatre , Horicon Free Public Library, Johnsburg Fine Arts, Johnsburg Youth Committee, Minerva Central School, Minerva Youth Commission, North Country Ministry, North Creek Railway Depot Preservation Association, Our Town Theatre Group, Schroon Lake Backpack Program, Seagle Music Colony, Ski Bowl Garden, Tannery Pond Community Center, Historical Society of the Town of Chester, Town of Horicon, Town of Horicon Historical Society, and the Town of Minerva.

For more information on the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, contact Mindy Preuninger at (518) 586-6557 or

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