Cloudsplitter Foundation Awards Matching Fund Opportunity to the Old Forge Library
At the May meeting of the Old Forge Library’s Board of Trustees, the board was pleased to learn that the Cloudsplitter Foundation has awarded the library a 1:1 matching fund opportunity toward current fundraising efforts.
Cloudsplitter Foundation is a philanthropic organization in Saranac Lake who donates to worthwhile projects primarily in the Adirondack region.
Director Linda Weal shared a letter from Cloudsplitter which described the opportunity as a dollar for dollar match of donations, with a $10,000 fundraising goal. When the library has raised $10,000, the Cloudsplitter Foundation will then issue an additional $10,000 in funding.
Weal said that this is the library’s first application to the Cloudsplitter Foundation for funding. The library applied with the goal of completing a building-wide energy efficiency campaign that includes spray foam insulation in the attic, and new energy efficient windows. The library received funding from A. Richard and Judith L. Cohen Memorial Fund and the New York State Library Construction aid fund to complete the projects which total $137,000.
“These projects are largely invisible, but will create a sustainable building, reduce energy bills, and do a good turn for the environment,” said Weal. “With the future of energy costs always uncertain, it feels good to address these issues now.”
The Old Forge Library will welcome donations that can be matched by Cloudsplitter. Donors can stop by, visit the website oldforgelibrary.org to donate through PayPal or send a check to PO Box 128, Old Forge, NY 13420. Support of the library, an important community resource, is always appreciated by the staff and board, and those in the community who depend upon the library.
Photo at top by Jamie Organski.
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