What’s growing? Where should we invest? The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and regional partners set out to answer these and other questions facing North Country communities by completing an economic analysis of the entire 14-county Adirondack North Country region.
Adirondack Foundation has announced Lindsay Yost has been added to its staff as Program Director. Yost brings to the position a combination of skills and professional experiences, from classroom teaching to experiential education and leadership, along with a deep commitment to the Adirondack Region.
Yost’s primary responsibilities will be to lead the Foundation’s Birth to Three Alliance, strengthen local nonprofits, and help donors align their giving with the causes they care most about. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Foundation has announced they are offering a seminar called “Money for Nonprofits: How to Raise It, How to Manage It” on Saturday, December 8, at Tupper Arts, in Tupper Lake.
This day of professional development is geared toward small nonprofits, and will be led by Andy Robinson, who has trained and supported thousands of nonprofit staff and volunteer leaders in 47 states and across Canada. » Continue Reading.
In the town of Minerva, Suzanne Crouse and Carol Frazier help to lead the Sleeping Giants Senior Program, which supports community members who are aging in place. This program provides social and emotional connections that also help alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation. A recent grant from Adirondack Foundation – made through its Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region – is helping to offset the cost of educational field trips that would be beyond the logistical and financial means for some of the group’s members.
This story, along with countless others like it, demonstrates how community foundations are uniquely positioned to improve their regions by harnessing the power of giving to support people and communities. This week, November 12 – 18, is Community Foundation Week, and Thursday, November 15, is National Philanthropy Day – making it a good time to reflect on the ways community foundations bring people together around common values. » Continue Reading.
Cycle Adirondacks, in partnership with Adirondack Foundation and the Cloudsplitter Foundation, have donated over $5,000 to community generated projects in Speculator, Inlet and North Creek as part of its CycleADK Gives program.
The three communities served as overnight hosts for CycleADK’s 2018 Ultimate Cycling Vacation, which drew over 230 cyclists from across the United States and Canada to the Adirondacks from August 18-24 for a week-long bicycle tour. » Continue Reading.
The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, a component fund of Adirondack Foundation, has awarded $18,027 in grant funding to benefit a variety of local initiatives in Schroon, Minerva, Horicon, Chester, and Johnsburg.
This year’s grant recipients were honored at a ceremony at Seagle Music Colony on August 28. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Foundation recently awarded $137,866 in grants to more than three-dozen nonprofit organizations. The funding comes primarily from the Foundation’s Generous Acts Fund, which accepts applications once per year for grants from a pool of donations from generous people who care about local communities.
Grant awards ranged from $1,000 – $10,000, and the projects are helping kids, families, seniors, and other community members, as highlighted below. » Continue Reading.
ADK Basics, are five fun and simple ways to help children ages 0-3 get the best possible start in life.
Eighty percent of brain growth happens by the age of three. Beginning from birth, young brains develop like little muscles, getting bigger and stronger the more they interact with family members, caregivers and friends. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Foundation has announced the hiring of Connie Prickett, Stanzi Bliss, and Janine Scherline.
With the arrival of new staff, the Foundation is also marking the retirement of Vice President Melissa Eisinger and bidding farewell to Communications Officer Chris Morris, who is pursuing a nonprofit journalism venture. » Continue Reading.
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.
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