In response to the impacts of COVID-19 in our region, Adirondack Foundation, in partnership with the United Way of the Adirondack Region and other foundations and businesses, is activating a response fund to rapidly deploy flexible resources to help meet urgent community needs.
An initial $400,000 is available to use immediately, thanks to commitments from Adirondack Foundation, Cloudsplitter Foundation, Charles R. Wood Foundation, United Way of the Adirondack Region, Adirondack Energy’s Adirondack for Kids, Champlain National Bank and other generous donors.
The Special and Urgent Needs (SUN) Fund at Adirondack Foundation provides a way for community members to financially support vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19-related closures and other cascading fallouts.
Grant funding will focus these critical areas of need: access to food, child care services, support for low-wage workers and the elderly, and support for nonprofits and small businesses involved in response efforts.
Community members interested in donating to this fund can find more information online: https://www.adirondackfoundation.org/funds/special-and-urgent-needs-fund.
This press release was updated on March 27, 2020 to reflect additional partners and clarify support for nonprofits and small businesses Adirondack Foundation cannot accept applications from individuals or business, but we are supporting organizations who provide direct services to individuals and businesses.