Posts Tagged ‘Adirondack Foundation’

Friday, January 13, 2023

Free webinar on NYS Medicaid Waiver set for Jan. 17

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Adirondack Foundation and AdkAction have teamed up to offer a webinar on New York State’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver. The free webinar, “A 101 on New York State’s 1115 Waiver: An Opportunity to Support
Adirondack Communities,” will be led by Scott Emery of MS Hall + Associates. It is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 17. The waiver helps provide expanded coverage to patients beyond traditional healthcare settings. Organizations making impacts across food, housing and transportation security as well as toxic stress reduction can potentially leverage new resources through the Medicaid waiver. To register, visit bit.ly/NYS1115ADK.

 

Photo at top: Stethoscope. Wikimedia Commons photo.


Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Save the Date: 2023 Food Justice Summit set for March 2, 2023

The Adirondack Food System Network is pleased to announce that the upcoming 2023 Food Justice Summit will take place on March 2, 2023 at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. A formal invitation as well as additional details about the event will be released soon. Interested parties are welcome to reference this website for updates. Any questions about the summit may be directed to ahisummit@ahihealth.org. To view the 2022 Food Justice Summit recap, please click here.

About the Adirondack Food System Network:

The Adirondack Food System Network is a collaboration 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.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, market supply chain and trade disruptions have limited food accessibility, especially for vulnerable residents lacking access to transportation and the means to purchase fresh food. At the same time, farmers have been faced with significant disruptions in market access, especially due to the closure of restaurants, retail, and other food establishments, and the threat of the loss of market access for area farmers.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Adirondack Foundation accepting Generous Acts grant applications

LAKE PLACID — Community organizations are encouraged to submit grant applications to Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts program, which supports activities that address basic needs, educational pathways, economic development and civic engagement in the Adirondack region.

 

Nonprofits, schools and municipalities can submit applications starting Monday, Dec. 19; the deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2023.

 

Generous Acts grantmaking is funded by the generosity of hundreds of donors from across the Adirondack region who want to position the Foundation to respond to community needs that surface every year.

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

The power of giving

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By Rich Kroes

Giving back to the people and places we love is one of the most sustainable and reliable ways we can strengthen communities in the Adirondack region. When we support our friends and neighbors through generosity, we can leverage opportunities to improve quality of life and create resiliency that helps us get through the hard times.

Adirondack Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and it embodies that spirit of giving back. From providing emergency relief to investing in long-term strategies, the Foundation has worked tirelessly to become a lasting source of philanthropy for our region.

Over the last decade, I’ve had the privilege to serve our communities on Adirondack Foundation’s Board of Trustees, including five years as its chair. It seems like yesterday that I was sitting in one of the locker rooms at the 1980 Olympic Rink with former Trustee Vinny McClelland when he encouraged me to join. He told me then that he thought I would like it, and he was right — I have loved it.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Comings and goings at Adirondack area nonprofits

Several nonprofit organizations situated all around the Adirondack Park, including the Adirondack Foundation, the National Audubon Society, and the Lake George Land Conservancy recently welcomed new staff and board members. One nonprofit organization, Environmental Advocates NY, announced that Peter Iwanowicz is slated to move on after a successful nine-year run as Executive Director.

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

Adirondack Foundation’s Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund grants promote access, equity in local sports and recreation

LAKE PLACID — The Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) at Adirondack Foundation has awarded over $25,000 in grants to community organizations working to advance equity and access in local sports and recreation. In addition to the eight organizations receiving UISF grants this year, four scholarships totaling $4,750 were awarded to aspiring athletes from the Olympic Region.

 

“This fund has always strived to foster and promote life-long sports and healthy lifestyles for local kids,” said Mara Smith of the UISF Grant Committee. “Our recipients this year speak to the very heart of why the UISF was established. We live in a place rich with opportunities for outdoor recreation, but we sometimes take for granted the barriers that exist for many kids and families — barriers like the cost of gear and the baseline knowledge necessary to safely participate in certain activities. This committee continues to be heartened and excited by all the different individuals and organizations that work to create opportunities for growing access and participation to both the places and sports that are such important aspects of our communities.”

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region grants $25,000 to 22 local organizations

NORTH CREEK — The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) has awarded over $25,000 in grants to 22 organizations serving the towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva and Schroon.

 

A component fund of Adirondack Foundation, CFGMR was established in 2005 and awards grants annually to community organizations in the greater Gore Mountain region in support of community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation and programs for youth, seniors and veterans. The fund has awarded more than $235,000 in grants since inception.

 

“Our list of grant recipients this year shows the tremendous scope of organizations working to enhance the communities of the Gore Mountain region,” said Mindy Preuninger of the CFGMR committee. “From supporting programs for kids and youth to historic preservation and community revitalization, the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region is committed to supporting the people and organizations who work tirelessly to give back.”

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival open to high schoolers in NY, VT and QC, runs through 2022-23 school year

 

 

Mountain Lake PBS is proud to present the fourth Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival — a festival celebrating creativity and amplifying youth voices across our region through film and digital storytelling. The film festival is open to high school students in NY, VT, and QC, and will run through the 2022-2023 school year. Applicants will have the opportunity to win three prizes, first place is $1,000, second place is $500 and third place is $250. Submissions will be due April 30, 2023, and a Red Carpet Showcase event will take place in May 2023.

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Essex Community Fund grant recipients announced, over $21,000 awarded to community organizations serving Essex

ESSEX — The Essex Community Fund (ECF) has awarded over $21,000 to community organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in this Champlain Valley town.

 

A total of nine organizations received funding in 2022. A component fund of Adirondack Foundation, ECF awards grants yearly to projects serving residents of Essex through community services, beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, and programs for youth and senior citizens.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Adirondack area non-profits welcome new hires, trustees

Several Adirondack-area nonprofit organizations, including the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Adirondack Foundation, Protect the Adirondacks, and the Tannery Pond Center in North Creek recently announced a lineup of new hires including trustees.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund applications accepted through Aug. 30

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LAKE PLACID — Athletes and community organizations are invited to apply to Adirondack Foundation’s Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) now through Tuesday, August 30. The Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) was established by the Henry Uihlein II and Mildred A. Uihlein Foundation, Ironman North America — now known as World Triathlon Corporation — and the Adirondack Foundation.

These organizations teamed up to help athletes from Lake Placid and the Olympic region achieve their sports dreams, and to help nonprofit organizations that foster and promote life-long sports and healthy lifestyles for local kids. The fund awarded nearly $33,000 in grants and scholarships last year.

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Dr. Nicholas Muller lauded for dedicated community service

ESSEX, NY — The Essex Community Fund (ECF) at Adirondack Foundation today announces that Dr. H. Nicholas Muller III will receive the 2022 Francisca Irwin Award for Community Service. The name of the award honors Francisca “Frisky” Paine Irwin, who served as the fund’s first chair and recognizes the precedent she established for extended selfless service to benefit Essex.

Muller, the fourth recipient of the Irwin Community Service Award since it was established in 2019, is recognized for decades of service to his community. As part of the award, he will direct a $1,000 grant from the Essex Community Fund to High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care. His name will be also added to a plaque that hangs in the Essex Town Office listing previous recipients Donna Sonnett, Sally Johnson and Ron Jackson.

“Dr. Muller, who we all know better as Nick, has been instrumental in the founding and success of ECF over many years,” said Norma Goff, current chair of Essex Community Fund. “He is now retired, and it is a pleasure to see him recognized for all his efforts, and have his name added to the special plaque.”

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Monday, May 30, 2022

Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund awards $39,492 in grants to Adirondack area schools

The Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund (AFLEF) at Adirondack Foundation awarded $39,492 in grants to 15 schools across the Adirondack region in 2022.

The Foreign Language Fund supports innovation in French and Spanish classrooms and elevates the status of language teachers in the teaching community.

“This year’s recipients all demonstrated a continued commitment to their students and to finding ever more creative ways to teach them a love of a foreign language and culture,” said Heidi de Bethmann of the AFLEF selection committee. “They have done this despite the unprecedented challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, and thanks to their own ongoing search for new methods of teaching and learning. The students who will benefit from these grants will not only improve their language skills, they will open their minds to the world and other cultures.”

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Adirondack Foundation awards more than $900K in Generous Acts grants to benefit Adirondack communities

Adirondack Foundation this year awarded a record $900,000 in Generous Acts grants to meet pressing needs and drive positive change in local communities across the Adirondack region. This represents an eightfold increase in Generous Acts grant dollars from five years ago.

Of the 110 grant recipients, 60 percent are serving people who are living at or below the federal poverty level. Three-quarters of the successful applicants indicate that receiving a Generous Acts grant will help them leverage additional funds for their work.

Committees made up of Adirondack Foundation board members, community members and staff reviewed and evaluated the applications.

“It is clear that our local communities are still addressing fallout from the pandemic,” said Nancy Monette, Adirondack Foundation trustee and grants committee chair. “We saw lots of applications related to mental health counseling, food assistance, summer programs for teens to reconnect with their peers, as well as heightened emphasis on vital community connections and hubs.”

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance addresses health, wellbeing of infants/toddlers in the Adirondacks

A new report shines a spotlight on the health and wellbeing of young children and their families in the Adirondack region. The Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance, hosted by Adirondack Foundation, today unveiled the study, “The Wellbeing of Infants and Toddlers in the Adirondacks,” which provides a comprehensive analysis across the three categories: Strong Families, Healthy Children and High-Quality Early Learning.

This pioneering study, now in its second edition, emphasizes that the first 1,000 days are the most influential in a child’s development. Moreover, the data reveals that early experiences influence children’s brain development, overall health and their long-term success in school and life. The Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance asserts that investing in the early education sector, healthcare systems and other service providers will help ensure that children and families thrive both socially and economically.

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