Every day at Adirondack Foundation we help people be more generous and strengthen the Adirondack region. Our staff put together a list of 10 things each of us can do to make 2018 great, we would love to see your additions to the list.
Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Fund is now accepting applications for its 2018 grant cycle. This year, the fund will prioritize applications that address early childhood development and quality of life for seniors. Innovative projects that target pressing or unmet needs and opportunities are also welcome.
In 2017, the fund awarded $100,000 to organizations across the Adirondack region: $40,000 was awarded to organizations in support of early childhood development; $40,000 supporting quality of life for seniors; and $20,000 in grants for programs supporting food security, equity, and social justice. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Fund has awarded $37,600 in grants to organizations supporting quality of life for elders across the region.
Eleven organizations serving older adults across six counties received GAF grants in 2017. This fall, an additional grant was awarded to support educational forums hosted by Mercy Care for the Adirondacks on November 9 at Paul Smith’s College and featuring Dr. John Feather, CEO of Grantmakers in Aging, and Greg Olsen, acting director of the New York State Office for the Aging. » Continue Reading.
A day-long educational forum will be held at Paul Smith’s College on Thursday, November 9 from 9:30 am to 3 pm, focusing on livability and the economic benefits of aging friendly communities.
Hosted by Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, with support from Adirondack Foundation and Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network, the forums feature two nationally recognized experts on aging: Dr. John Feather and Greg Olsen. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Foundation’s Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) is accepting grant applications from individuals and organizations for 2017.
UISF supports nonprofits and community organizations that foster and promote life-long sports and healthy lifestyles for local kids. The fund also supports local athletes’ achievements, with a new emphasis on those who demonstrate a strong commitment to community service. » Continue Reading.
On Wednesday, May 17, the Adirondack Nonprofit Network and the Adirondack Planned Giving Society will host a nonprofit workshop, “Storytelling, Marketing, and Millennial Engagement,” from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.
Communicating the impact and value of a nonprofit is critical to long-term growth and sustainability. This workshop will teach attendees how to deliver clear, impactful stories about their work, and to make sure the right people hear those stories. » Continue Reading.
The Essex Community Fund (ECF) and the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) are accepting applications from area schools, municipalities, nonprofit, and community organizations for their 2017 grant cycles. » Continue Reading.
This spring, Adirondack Foundation is offering nearly $141,000 in scholarship opportunities to students and families seeking financial aid for higher education.
A limited number of scholarships are available for current college students; the majority of scholarships are for high school graduating seniors. To learn more, contact your school guidance counselor, or click here for a list of the scholarship grants available to Adirondack students, application information, and deadlines for submission. » Continue Reading.
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Humanities New York, the Adirondack Foundation, and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will co-present a free workshop featuring an information session, activity, and ample time for networking and Q&A.
Each organization will give a brief overview of the funding opportunities that they administer and their application processes. The second half of the workshop will be an interactive grant-writing seminar. » Continue Reading.
Megan Murphy has been appointed as the director of the Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance (BT3), a project of Adirondack Foundation.
BT3’s mission is to support and help expand early childhood services in the North Country region of Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties, as well as the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.
Murphy has a background in program development and delivery, building regional collaboratives, community assessment, and strategic planning. She comes to Adirondack Foundation from Adirondack Health Institute (AHI), where she oversaw programs to improve health and quality of life in our communities. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Foundation will make grants from the Generous Acts Fund for the third year in 2017 thanks to donors from across the region. The Foundation has made a commitment to increasing the fund over time.
Generous Acts Fund (GAF) grants are single-year and competitive; current priority focus areas are early childhood education and quality of life for elders.
Adirondack Foundation’s Grants Committee will also review applications that might fill an unusual and/or pressing need that falls outside our focus areas. This program will not fund capital campaigns. » Continue Reading.
The nonprofit sector is vital to the economic health of our communities. A 2013 report, conducted by Adirondack Foundation and the Adirondack Nonprofit Network, showed that just 36 local nonprofits generated a $422 million annual economic impact to the region.
On Dec. 7, 2016, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released his “Profile of Nonprofit Organizations,” which reinforces the research we conducted three years ago. His findings show: » Continue Reading.
An anonymous gift in memory of Bob Foley has created an endowment for the Tannery Pond Center, the nonprofit organization that manages the operations and programming for the town-owned facility known as the Tannery Pond Community Center.
Donna Welch, president of Tannery Pond Center’s Board of Directors, announced that the nonprofit organization received an anonymous memorial gift of $25,000, which will be used to establish an endowed fund at Adirondack Foundation. Foley passed away last year. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Foundation’s Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF) is accepting grant applications from individuals and organizations for 2016.
UISF supports nonprofits and community organizations that foster and promote life-long sports and healthy lifestyles for local kids. The fund also helps local athletes achieve their sports dreams. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Fund has just awarded $60,000 in grants to community organizations across the region.
The Generous Acts Fund represents a commitment by Adirondack Foundation to the present and future of the region, through grantmaking, capacity building, and initiatives like the Birth to Three Alliance, the Adirondack Diversity Advisory Council, the Adirondack Nonprofit Network, and more. » Continue Reading.
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