Foundation / Corporation
Grants to New York nonprofit organizations for projects and programs that benefit the cultural and physical environment in the Adirondacks and improve the quality of life for those who live there. Funding is intended for programs in the areas of economic development, humanitarian causes, wilderness preservation, and protecting civil liberties. Urgent requests, e.g., for disaster relief, will be considered on an as-needed basis.
Grants fall into two categories: repetitive annual grants to support Adirondack institutions that further the Foundation's goals, and major, non-recurring grants, e.g., capital campaigns.
If applying please consider the following funding guidelines:
Grant requests with a clear strategic purpose, have leverage (e.g. attracting other funders), and generate maximum environmental or community returns from the grant funds will be given the highest priority.
Grant requests for capital campaigns will be regarded more favorably if they are a matching grant and the resulting structure or facility has a significant impact on the community.
Grant requests for operating funds are given a lower priority than those above. For best results, these grant requests should be for a leveraged “kickstart” of a new organization, or for ongoing annual support of an established organization but for amounts that represent a small percentage of their budget.
Lowest priority will be given to grants seeking to build an endowment or reserves.
Certain municipal redevelopment projects can be supported through local redevelopment corporations.
The Foundation's grant-making is for strategic programs where funds donated provide leverage towards the goals of improved ecology, more livable communities, or improving and expanding local organizations that share the Foundation's goals. This frequently involves challenge grants and/or matching fund grants. The Foundation does not make outright gifts without some strategic objective tied to the grant. Grant requests with a clear strategic purpose, have leverage (e.g. attracting other funders), and generate maximum environmental or community returns from the grant funds will be given the highest priority.
GrantWatch ID#: 182952
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail or email requests to:
PO Box 1357
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
USA: New York: the Adirondacks