Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Adirondack Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Lakeside SproutsAdirondack Foundation’s 2019 Generous Acts Fund grant application process is open and available online until 5 pm, February 4, 2019.

Nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities working to support human and family wellbeing, educational opportunities, and economic vitality are encouraged to apply.

Since 2014, the Adirondack Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 to support Generous Acts Fund applications. Grant awards to date have ranged from $1,000 to $10,000.

Application guidelines

Generous Acts Fund grants are single-year competitive awards focused on meeting pressing community needs. In previous years, Adirondack Foundation prioritized applications supporting early childhood development and quality of life for seniors. This year, the Foundation is broadening its focus to these priority areas:

· Human & Family Wellbeing – Providing basic needs for people such as food and housing, creating age-friendly opportunities for wellbeing, enhancing home and community-based services from early childhood development to elder care.

· Educational Opportunity – Promoting literacy, improving school readiness, enhancing educational experiences, developing work skills.

· Economic Vitality – Addressing economic challenges such as downtown revitalization, strengthening pathways toward upward economic mobility, bolstering community livability and vitality.

Projects are evaluated for their alignment with Adirondack Foundation’s priority program areas, overall effectiveness, articulation of needs being served, and capacity of the applicant to carry out the work.

Nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities located in or serving the people of the Adirondack Region, defined for this purpose by Adirondack Foundation as all of Clinton, Franklin, Essex, and Hamilton counties as well as the parts of St. Lawrence, Warren, Herkimer, and Washington counties within the Adirondack Park boundary, are eligible to apply.

The Foundation anticipates issuing $125,000 in total this year from its Generous Acts Fund. Applications submitted through this process may also be shared with other funders to amplify the amount of grant dollars supporting local efforts. Applications must be submitted through the Foundation’s online grants manager.

Visit Adirondack Foundation’s website for more information about the Generous Acts Fund. Interested applicants who have questions can contact Adirondack Foundation staff at (518) 523-9904.

Photo of Lakeside School in Essex received Generous Acts funding last year from Adirondack Foundation for its Sprouts Daycare Program by Erika Bailey.

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