Adirondack Research + Surveys
Targeted research and surveys help us track nonprofit trends, bring attention to emerging issues, dig deeper into specific topics, and identify promising solutions. This helps us keep a pulse on how philanthropy can make a difference for the Adirondack region. Explore more below…
A Place to Start: Adirondack Housing Resources
This resource, created in partnership with Northern Forest Center, is a compilation existing best practices and resources to address our communities' housing needs. This resource provides a starting point to accelerate the process for finding housing solutions.
COVID-19 Impacts on Nonprofits in the Adirondacks
Two surveys, completed in partnership with the Cloudsplitter Foundation, are helping us track the impacts of COVID-19 on nonprofits in the region. Read our latest findings from fall 2020 here. You can also find findings from the spring 2020 survey here.
Meeting the Needs of Adirondack Communities
This report identifies critical needs and highlights existing efforts and new initiatives seeking to improve the quality of life in our region. Each section makes daunting social issues feel more tangible and accessible through personal stories.
Food Backpack Programming in the Adirondacks
This report looks at public school-based food backpack programs to better understand their scale, scope, and scaffolding. The average per-child cost for these programs, which provide more than 1,100 students across the Adirondacks, is $183 for 30 weeks. Raising the necessary funds is among the challenges they face.
Funding Gaps and Overlaps in the Adirondacks
In summer 2018, Foundation intern Kayla Logar from Colgate's Upstate Institute was tasked with researching gaps and overlaps in philanthropic funding of the nonprofit organizations that provide essential and enriching services to residents across the Adirondack region.