Posts Tagged ‘Adirondack Foundation’

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Owens, Paine Usher Changes At Adirondack Foundation

Peter Paine and Bill Owens - Courtesy Adirondack FoundationFormer North Country Congressman Bill Owens has returned to the Adirondack Foundation’s Board of Trustees. At the same time, the foundation has bid farewell to longtime Trustee Peter Paine of Willsboro.

Owens, who lives in Plattsburgh, was one of the community foundation’s founding trustees, originally serving on the board from 1997 to 1999. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bissell’s Store Owner Leaves Big Gift For Newcomb

MarvinBissellA frugal business owner who loved his community has left a bequest to support it in perpetuity.

Marvin Bissell, who owned and operated Bissell’s Store in Newcomb until July 2013, passed away that November. Before his death, he established the Bissell Fund for Grave Markers at Adirondack Foundation, which will provide support for cemeteries and historic preservation in the Essex County town of Newcomb. The fund recently awarded its first grant to the town: $25,000 for the Newcomb Cemetery project and other revitalization efforts. » Continue Reading.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Training Offered for Tupper Lake Area Organizations

Adirondack FoundationNonprofits and community organizations from the Tupper Lake region are invited to participate in a training seminar on Thursday, September 17th.

The capacity-building seminar, “Building a Board that Works,” will be hosted by Adirondack Foundation, the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, and the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce. It will take place from 1 to 4:30 pm at the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library in Tupper Lake. » Continue Reading.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Nonprofit Leadership Seminar Set For June 18th

Adirondack FoundationThe Essex Community Fund (ECF) and Adirondack Foundation will host a Nonprofit Leadership Seminar at the College for Every Student office on Thursday, June 18.

The seminar, “Building a Strong Fundraising Board,” will be led by Dick Walker, principal of R.O. Walker Company LLC and senior consultant at Orr Associates Inc., a nonprofit consulting firm with offices in Washington and in New York. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gore Mountain Region Community Fund Grants

Adirondack FoundationThe Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) is accepting applications from area schools, nonprofit organizations and local governments for its 2015 grant cycle.

A component fund of Adirondack Foundation, CFGMR was established in 2005 and offers grants to organizations in the towns of Johnsburg, Chester, Minerva, Horicon and Schroon. Grants will support community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation, and programs for youth and seniors. Grant requests are limited to $1,000. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Essex Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

1024px-Octagonal_Schoolhouse,_north-western_faceThe Essex Community Fund (ECF) is accepting applications for 2015 grants.  ECF is a component fund of Adirondack Foundation and offers grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, churches, and local government activities operating in the Town of Essex.

ECF awards grants in support of community beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, and programs for youth and senior citizens. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Charitable Giving Tax Incentives At Risk

United_States_CapitolWe live in a generous country. Americans gave over $335 billion to charity last year, and the nonprofit sector had more than $3 trillion in assets. Generous people love to get involved, volunteer, and support good causes. Federal tax laws encourage individuals and families to give to charitable organizations, but these incentives are at risk.

The Council on Foundation anticipates the 2015 Congress will continue to focus on reducing the federal budget deficit through spending cuts, entitlement reforms, and changes to the tax code. The president, senators, representatives, bipartisan commissions, and think tanks have all put forward plans to address these issues, and many propose changing the charitable giving incentive one way or another.

No one knows the true impact that any of these proposals will have on the ability of organizations to raise the resources needed to provide the programs and services that fulfill their missions and often times do what government can’t or won’t do.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Adirondack Foundation Grants Over $60k

Adirondack FoundationAdirondack Foundation’s new Generous Acts Fund has awarded more than $60,000 to programs and projects across the region.

The fund, established in Spring 2014, lets nonprofits, schools, and municipalities apply directly to Adirondack Foundation for grants from two new programs – Small & Significant and Collaborations. This year, grants ranging $250 to $10,000 supported a variety of projects, from parenting support and education programs in Clinton County to water quality initiatives in Lake George. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

#507 Fund Honors Ketch, Protects Summits

Ketch with diapensia trainingIn August of 1968, Edwin Ketchledge finished climbing the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks and received his 46er number, #507. Dr. Ketchledge (“Ketch”) was no ordinary peak-bagger. He was a professor of botany at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, an active member of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), later a President of the 46ers, and a researcher very much interested in the fragile ecosystem found on the Adirondack High Peaks.

Dr. Ketchledge began experimenting ways to help the alpine ecosystem recover from trampling caused by hikers in 1967. His research began on the summits of Dix Mt. and Mt. Colden. He began by transplanting Deer’s hair sedge, one of the rare alpine species, to see if it could successfully colonize impacted areas. It could not. » Continue Reading.


Monday, July 21, 2014

$75k Granted To Cranberry Lake Communities

Adirondack GivesCommunity organizations in the Clifton-Fine area have been awarded $75,000 in grants from the Damoth Fund at Adirondack Foundation.

The Damoth Fund was established in 2012 with a bequest from Robert Damoth, who had a strong attachment to the Cranberry Lake region. Every year, a portion of Damoth’s bequest is awarded to community organizations with the support of the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation. Additionally, the fund annually awards $15,000 to each of these organizations: Clifton-Fine Central School, Clifton Community Library, Cranberry Lake Fire & Rescue, and Clifton-Fine Hospital. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Adirondack Foundation Announces New Grant Programs

Adirondack FoundationInspired by the 100th anniversary of the world’s first community foundation, Adirondack Foundation has launched a new fund that will increase grants to Adirondack communities.

The Generous Acts Fund directs funding toward three programs: Small & Significant grants, Collaborations grants and Big Impact projects. Adirondack Foundation will award up to $45,000 in grants through these programs this year. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Essex Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

essex community fund grantsThe Essex Community Fund (EFC), a component fund of the Adirondack Foundation, is once again offering grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, churches and local government activities operating in the town of Essex, New York. ECF awards grants in support of community beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, and programs for youth and senior citizens.

ECF gives strong preference to capacity building grants or modest one-time capital projects. It does not fund ongoing operating expenses. Grants generally do not exceed $2,000. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. May 16, 2014. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dewey Mountain’s New Lodge Funraising Campaign

photo-3My daughter recently turned eleven and in lieu of gifts, once again asked her friends to give money to the organization of her choice. We have always encouraged our children to choose ways to give back to our community whether it’s volunteering or raising funds. This year the non-profit of her choice was the Dewey Mountain Lodge campaign.

Oddly enough my daughter isn’t our child that skis as part of the Dewey program. We tried her in the Nordic program, but she just enjoyed skiing the trails at her own pace. (I think it is more likely that the racing and games cut into her time on the nearby playground.) I do know she really enjoys warming up at Pisgah’s Ski Lodge so it isn’t a stretch of the imagination to believe she has visions of watching her brother race next winter from the inside of the new Dewey Lodge. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Local Crowd-funding Site Celebrates First Successes

unnamed(1)Adirondack region nonprofits are finding success on Adirondack Foundation’s new crowdfunding website, Adirondack Gives.  As of Feb. 13, four organizations-the Adirondack Council, the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society, Dewey Mountain Friends and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts-have reached their respective goals. Several other campaigns have surpassed the minimum of $250 to receive funding with time to spare.  To date, 15 campaigns have collectively raised more than $4,300 on Adirondack Gives.

The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society successfully raised $1,000 in 60 days to help pay for the preservation of its glass plate negative collection. The historical society took ownership of the 10,000-piece collection in 2011, and has been working to preserve the negatives to museum standards since.  The glass plates depict life in Lake Placid from the early 1800s to the mids-1900s.  The historical society will use the $1,000 it raised to bolster a campaign to raise $5,000 to match a challenge grant it received last fall specifically for preservation of the glass plate collection. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Adirondack Foundation: New Name, Same Goal

board photoThe community foundation known as Adirondack Community Trust, or ACT, since 1997 now has a new name: Adirondack Foundation.

“Over the years, our organization has frequently and too easily been confused with a bank,” said Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation’s executive director in a statement issued to the press. “Adirondack Foundation more accurately conveys our charitable purpose. While the name has changed, our mission has not: We will continue to lead and inspire the growth of generosity to benefit the Adirondack region.” » Continue Reading.



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