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Northern New York Community Foundation Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits to Improve the Quality
of Life in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties

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Foundation / Corporation

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Northern New York Community Foundation

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Grants to New York nonprofits to fund innovative projects, programs, and initiatives that positively affect the quality of life in Jefferson, St. Lawrence, and Lewis counties. Areas of focus include health and wellness, human services, arts and culture, education, families and youth, community development, recreation and more. Funding will promote programs and projects that address changing community needs and create meaningful and valuable impact in Northern New York.

Proposals will also be evaluated based on the quality of planning, leadership, support, funding available for disbursement, passion and vision expressed in the application.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175550

Estimated Size of Grant:

Smaller grants requests are $5,000 or less. Larger grant requests exceed $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Northern New York Community Foundation community grant program allows tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties to apply for grants.

Pre-Application Information:

To begin the process, please email Max DelSignore, Assistant Director, to receive the initial grant inquiry form.

Grant Application Deadline / Board Meeting:
January 26, 2018 / March 13, 2018
April 20, 2018 / June 12, 2018
July 20, 2018 / September 18, 2018
October 19, 2018 / December 18, 2018

Grant applications are reviewed four times each year. Grant requests of $5,000 or less may be approved at the committee level. Larger grant requests are referred to the Board of Directors with a committee recommendation. Applicants will be notified of the grant award or denial by letter after the Board of Directors meeting.

Contact Information:

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

Max DelSignore, Assistant Director
Northern New York Community Foundation
120 Washington Street, Suite 400
Watertown, NY 13601

Phone: (315) 782-7110
Fax: 315-782-0047

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties