Posts Tagged ‘Adirondack Foundation’

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

Essex home

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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Sunday, May 28, 2023

Recent Comings & Goings around the Adirondack Park

Several Adirondack-area establishments and nonprofit organizations such as the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the NY Federal Reserve Bank Community Advisory Group, and St. Mary’s -St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School recently announced new hires, departures, and achievements. 

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

ADK Receives Generous Acts Grant from Adirondack Foundation

Lake Placid, NY — ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce that it has received funding for staff housing renovations from Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Program. This support will help ADK provide additional housing to its 100 seasonal and full-time staff. In doing so, ADK will be able to welcome more young professionals into Adirondack communities who otherwise may not have been able to find housing in the area.

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Monday, April 17, 2023

Town of Long Lake Receives Generous Acts Grant from Adirondack Foundation

The Town of Long Lake

The Town of Long Lake is excited to announce that they have received funding from the Adirondack Foundation Generous Act Grant Program for Workforce Housing Site Assessment and Concept Plan in the amount of $10,000. This Housing Site Assessment Plan will be part of the Lake Champlain – Lake George Regional Planning Board’s Building Balanced Communities for the North Country regional housing plan. The town is looking to utilize these funds to develop a site assessment plan for town-owned property located in Long Lake, NY. The site assessment plan will include
concept designs, utility/infrastructure need and costs, building costs, and potential financing and public/private partnership scenarios.

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Adirondack Foundation offering scholarships, grants for Adirondack students, organizations

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The Adirondack Foundation is currently offering an array of scholarship opportunities, including The Plante Scholarship for medical students,  a Charles B. Decker Memorial Scholarship Fund opportunity for aspiring and working journalists, and The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region scholarship for area schools, municipalities, nonprofit, and community organizations. See below to find out more information about each scholarship/grant opportunity.

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

Adirondack Foundation: Foreign language fund invests in classrooms, educators

 

St. Agnes Legos.

Lake Placid, NY — Classrooms and educators across the Adirondack region have received over $57,000 in grants to enhance the teaching and learning of foreign languages. The grants were awarded by the Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund (AFLEF) at Adirondack Foundation. The fund supports innovation in French and Spanish classrooms and elevates the status of language teachers in the teaching community.

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Adirondack Foundation, Northern Forest Center to host housing challenges webinar March 29 

housingA new report provides communities with tools and information for approaching housing challenges in the Adirondack region. Produced by Adirondack Foundation and the Northern Forest Center, “A Place to Start: Adirondack Housing Resources,” is a comprehensive document that includes data, strategies and tools employed by municipalities, economic development agencies, private contractors, appointed task forces, and regional nonprofits. A webinar introducing the report and highlighting successful projects to date will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29. To sign up, visit bit.ly/housingresourceswebinar.

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Monday, March 13, 2023

Short film aims to support career pathways for students

Filmmaker Kirk Sullivan of Saranac Lake with students.

A short film produced by Saranac Lake native Kirk Sullivan is helping high school students expand their horizons when it comes to planning their futures.

 

“Success!” first debuted at Saranac Lake High School (SLHS). It features local actors singing and dancing through the school’s classrooms and hallways, with teenagers highlighting their own career interests and teachers responding with educational pathways to get there. Following the initial screening, 10th grade students engaged in a discussion with Sullivan and SLHS counselors Maria Braun and Christine Bell about how their personal interests can lead to fulfilling careers, whether they decide to attend college or not.

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Friday, January 13, 2023

Free webinar on NYS Medicaid Waiver set for Jan. 17

Stethoscope

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

cali brooks and rich kroes adirondack foundation

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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