Special and Urgent Needs Fund

Fund Purpose: 

COVID-19 Response

Adirondack Foundation’s Special and Urgent Needs Fund (SUN) is a responsive granting resource that can be deployed to assist Adirondack communities during times of crisis. Given the extraordinary circumstances of the novel coronavirus pandemic, this fund is mobilizing resources specifically for COVID-19 response.

In fact, a coalition of philanthropy and business partners has joined together to grow the SUN Fund to be able to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in the Adirondack region. Please join us by making a gift now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the easiest way to give to the SUN Fund?
You can use the online donation form below to make a credit card gift or make out a check to Adirondack Foundation with SUN Fund - COVID-19 response in the memo line and mail it to  Adirondack Foundation, PO Box 288, Lake Placid, NY 12946. For additional information about making a donation to the SUN Fund, contact Matt Donahue, matt@adkfoundation.org.

Should I give to this fund instead of making other donations?
This is a critical time for so many, including the nonprofit organizations who’ve benefited from your giving in the past, as well as those who’ve had to cancel their annual fundraising events or depend heavily on public gatherings. Now is the time to double down for our community.

Who are the partners supporting the SUN Fund COVID-19 response? 
Adirondack Energy, Boquet Foundation, Champlain National Bank, Charles R. Wood Foundation, Cloudsplitter Foundation, United Way of the Adirondack Region, and many other generous donors.

How do I find out about eligibility requirements and application info? 
If your organization is interested in applying for a SUN Fund grant, click here to learn more. 

What has the SUN Fund supported to-date?
See the full list of SUN Fund COVID-19 response grants that have been made to organizations, schools, and communities across the Adirondacks here.

Special and Urgent Needs Fund Donation