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Generous Acts Fund (GAF) Grants

Grants to New York Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
for Early Childhood Education and Programs for the Elderly

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Adirondack Foundation - Generous Acts Fund (GAF)

Deadline Date:

02/12/18 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to New York nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities to benefit communities within the Adirondack region. The funding is specifically intended to be used for the Foundation's current priority focus areas, improving the quality of life for the elderly and early childhood education. The Foundation will also review applications that might fill an unusual and pressing need that does not fit into the priority areas. Contact the Adirondack Foundation staff prior to completing your application.

Quality of life for elders: Applications will support programs or organizations that provide healthy lifestyle options for active retirees as well as elder care. Qualifying applications will address quality of life for senior citizens through community wellness, recreation, transportation, aging in place empowerment programs, home and community based services, and strategies that relieve isolation and loneliness.

Early childhood education: Applications will support the vision of our Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance--that all young children are healthy, learning, and thriving in families that are supported by a full complement of services and resources essential for successful development. Qualifying applications will promote literacy, school readiness, enhanced educational experiences, childhood nutrition and parental support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165375

Estimated Size of Grant:

Typical grants will be in the $1,000 to $2,500 range. A limited number may be as high as $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Generous Acts Fund (GAF) grants are single-year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants must be paid to a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit (including churches) or to a public entity, such as a town, public school, or state agency. All others will need to use a fiscal sponsor.

Capital campaigns are not funded.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on February 12, 2018. Grant notifications will be in early April.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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If you have any questions or suggestions about the application process, please contact:

Andrea Grout, Program Officer

Adirondack Foundation
PO Box 288
Lake Placid, NY 12946

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Adirondack region