Posts Tagged ‘Adirondack Foundation’

Friday, May 10, 2024

State Awards $300,000 to Adirondack Roots, Partners for Affordable Housing

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DEC Smart Growth Grant Award will help identify sites for workforce housing development

Elizabethtown, NY —A $300,000 New York State grant will help Adirondack Roots create up to 60 new, affordable homes in the North Country.

The Smart Growth Grant Award, announced last Thursday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, will be matched with a $36,000 grant from Adirondack Foundation to support the work. Adirondack Roots will work with the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board on the project, which involves feasibility studies and other work at four locations in the Adirondacks.

“Accessible housing is the number one challenge faced by workers and families in our region,” said Megan Murphy, executive director of Adirondack Roots. “We’re slowly making progress in closing the housing gap, and this grant will accelerate our efforts even faster. We’re grateful to Gov. Hochul and the DEC for recognizing this important need through this critical support.”

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

Adirondack Foundation works to make Adirondack voices heard in Albany

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NYS budget boosts resources for child care providers and housing efforts, falls short on child care provider compensation

Lake Placid, NY— Adirondack Foundation has weighed in on the recently adopted New York State budget, noting it will make strides to support child care and affordable housing in the Adirondack region, but falls short of adequately addressing low pay for child care workers. Reacting to the $237 billion budget this week, Adirondack Foundation President & CEO Cali Brooks thanked lawmakers for restoring funding for the Rural Preservation Program, the Small Rental Development Initiative (SRDI) and land banks, and expressed gratitude to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, Sen. Jabari Brisport and Assemblywoman Andrea Clark for placing an emphasis on several critical child care initiatives.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Adirondack Foundation announces 2024 Generous Acts recipients

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Funding supports basic needs, economic vitality & educational pathways across the region

Lake Placid, NY — Adirondack Foundation has mobilized nearly $800,000 in philanthropic support to communities across the Adirondack region through its Generous Acts program, with additional grants to be awarded in the coming weeks.

The open call application annually invests in nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities. Generous Acts grants aim to strengthen communities by addressing three strategic focus areas: basic needs, educational pathways and economic vitality.

“We remain committed to lifting up the Adirondack region through the generosity of the people who call this place home,” said Cali Brooks, president and CEO of Adirondack Foundation. “Generous Acts continues to evolve — generating grants will always be at the heart of what we do, but this work also helps us understand current and future trends so we can share this information with donors and leaders. Our communities continue to prioritize food access, health care, housing, early childhood development and career pathways, but we also noted emerging needs centered around STEM education, downtown revitalization, migrant and immigrant assistance, and emergency services preparedness.”

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Essex Community Fund accepting applications through May 24

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Essex, NY— The Essex Community Fund (ECF) at Adirondack Foundation invites local nonprofits, schools, churches, and municipalities to apply for grant funding. Eligible projects must serve town of Essex residents through community services, beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, or programs for youth and senior citizens. The deadline to apply is May 24.

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

Adirondack Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities

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Lake Placid, NY – The Dr. U.R. Plante Medical Scholarship program at Adirondack Foundation is accepting applications now through May 15. The Plante Scholarship at Adirondack Foundation is awarded annually to medical students who have resided in the Adirondack Park — or in St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex or Hamilton counties — for a minimum of two years. Successful candidates must be willing to return to one of these locations, a rural community elsewhere in the U.S. or an area where there is a shortage of doctors.

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Adirondack-area nonprofits welcome new hires

William W. Reiley, Ph.D.

Several Adirondack-area nonprofit organizations have recently announced a lineup of new leadership, staff, board members, and trustees. See below for details on these announcements by the following establishments, Adirondack Foundation, Adirondack Council, the Trudeau Institute, The Hyde Collection, and Silver Bay YMCA.


Trudeau Institute appoints William Reiley as new head of scientific research institute

Saranac Lake, NY —The Trudeau Institute Board of Trustees has named William W. Reiley, Ph.D., the next president, director and chief executive officer of Trudeau Institute.

Dr. Reiley is replacing William Chapin, who has announced plans to step down on Feb. 1. Chapin has accepted a new position at another organization in the Tri-Lakes region.

Dr. Reiley, who has served in a range of positions at Trudeau since 2006, is currently chief scientific officer at the research institute, as well as a principal investigator and head of TICRO Bioservices, the contract research unit he helped launch in 2011.

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Friday, January 5, 2024

Adirondack Foundation to host Generous Acts program webinar Jan. 8

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Lake Placid, NY — Community organizations can now apply to Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts program, which supports activities that address basic needs, educational pathways, and economic vitality in the Adirondack region.

Applications will be accepted online through Tuesday, Feb. 13. The Foundation will host an instructional webinar at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, for a demonstration on how to use the application portal and to answer questions from potential applicants.

To register for the webinar, visit

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Generosity Fuels a Strong Future

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By Joe Steiniger, chair of Adirondack Foundation’s Board of Trustees

The Adirondack region is remarkable. The resiliency of our communities coupled with our collective generosity makes no obstacle insurmountable, no matter how daunting it appears to be.

Over the last 12 months, Adirondack Foundation has worked closely with community leaders, volunteers and philanthropists to improve the lives of our neighbors. In some cases, that work meant responding to pressing, immediate needs — providing grants for flood recovery in the central Adirondacks or for food security programs across the region. In other instances, our work required us to go beyond grantmaking to identify strategies for addressing generational challenges like affordable housing, educational attainment and mending the social safety net. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Food Justice Summit proposals due by Jan. 15

2024 Food Justice Summit Announcement

The Adirondack Food System Network is pleased to announce the 6th annual Food Justice Summit. “Stronger Together” is the theme of the full-day conference, and with fifteen organizations now a part of the network, regional collaboration around this topic has never been stronger.

The Adirondack Food System Network is a coalition of multiple organizations working together as equal partners to better understand system-wide issues, identify gaps and develop realistic solutions to help strengthen and promote a more resilient food system. It includes representatives from production, consumption, distribution, processing, and food waste management for a comprehensive approach to problems facing our region.

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Monday, December 18, 2023

Foreign language fund accepting grant apps through Jan. 15

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Lake Placid, NY— Foreign language educators are encouraged to apply to Adirondack Foundation for grants now through Jan. 15, 2024. Adirondack Foundation’s Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund (AFLEF) supports innovation in French and Spanish classrooms and elevates the status of language teachers in the teaching community. Priority will be given to language projects that go beyond a school’s budget to:

● Support immersion in French and Spanish language and culture

● Open opportunities to explore new teaching technologies

● Promote collaborative initiatives among schools, such as partnerships with BOCES to maximize efficiency and impact

● Support career enhancement training for teachers, including workshops and conferences

● Stretch beyond the norm through innovative projects

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Essex Community Fund names 2023 grant recipients

A permanent overhead weather shelter, constructed with support of an Essex Community Fund grant, will enhance outdoor education programming at Lakeside School.

Nearly $25,000 awarded to local nonprofits, schools, community organizations

Essex, NY – The Essex Community Fund (ECF) at Adirondack Foundation has awarded nearly $25,000 in grants to 11 organizations serving the town of Essex and nearby communities. ECF awards grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, church programs and local government activities serving residents of the town of Essex. Grants are traditionally given in support of community services, beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, and programs for youth and senior citizens. The fund was established in 2004 and has awarded over $315,000 in grants to date.

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Sunday, September 24, 2023

Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region announces 2023 grants

A grant from the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region helped the Tannery Pond Center bring the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company to North Creek and the Gore Mountain region.

Nearly $32,000 awarded to 30 community organizations

The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) at Adirondack Foundation has announced its 2023 grant recipients. This year, over two dozen organizations from the towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva and Schroon received CGMR funding, totaling nearly $32,000. Grants were awarded to programs and projects that address community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation and programs for youth, seniors and veterans. The fund has awarded over $270,000 since being established in 2005.

“Every year, we’re amazed to learn about the incredible work people are doing in our communities,” said Mindy Preuninger of the CFGMR committee. “This year’s grant recipients demonstrate passion and dedication to making life in the Gore Mountain region the best it can be.”

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Central Adirondack Flooding: How You Can Help


flooding: Town of Long Lake

One of the defining truths about the Adirondack region is that people look out for one another. We saw it during the pandemic. We saw it during Tropical Storm Irene. As we watch the updates come in from the Central Adirondacks, we see it again: emergency responders, public safety officers, federal and state agencies, businesses, and volunteers coming together to assess the damage. Central Adirondack communities have been battered by the recent deluge, especially Long Lake and the Indian Lake hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake. Roads are closed, a dam has been breached, and businesses disrupted.

And, there are already bright spots of generosity. Everywhere, Adirondackers are helping one another in ways big and small.

The situation is evolving, but our team here at Adirondack Foundation is in conversation with local leaders and our nonprofit partners to help coordinate a philanthropic response. We know the work will be just beginning as the water recedes.

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Sunday, July 2, 2023

Adirondack-area nonprofits announce comings and goings

Several Adirondack-area nonprofits, including Paul Smith’s College, Adirondack Foundation, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the Watershed Alliance program, and Silver Bay YMCA recently welcomed new employees/board members, and announced noteworthy achievements within their establishments. Please see below for details.

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Monday, May 29, 2023

Adirondack Foundation awards over $950,000 in Generous Acts grants

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Lake Placid, NY — Adirondack Foundation has awarded over $950,000 in grants to meet critical needs and drive positive change in communities across the Adirondack region. The Foundation’s Generous Acts program awards grants annually to organizations, schools and communities working to address basic needs, improve educational pathways, or strengthen community vitality and civic engagement in the Adirondack Park, all of Clinton and Franklin counties and the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory. The grant program is funded by thousands of local donors who entrust the Foundation to identify where philanthropic dollars can make a positive impact.

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