• Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm in Essex Spring Fling
  • Refrigerator with sign that says "Made possible by Adirondack Foundation"
  • Fund at Lakeside School's Spring Fling
  • A first-grader at Ticonderoga Central School in the classroom
  • A man visits North Country Ministry's food pantry at the YMCA Adirondack Center

This is How We Come Together for Good in the Adirondacks...

Explore how generous people, nonprofits, and neighbors from across the Adirondacks and North Country come together to problem-solve, overcome disparities, dream bigger dreams, and much more. Use the form at the bottom of this page to share your community-oriented, philanthropically based good news, or reach out to us here…

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Generous Acts in Action

It’s one thing to say that community-building work starts with generosity and quite another to show what that looks like. These stories dig deephttps://www.adirondackfoundation.org/funds/generous-acts-funder into the essential roles nonprofits play in our communities. If you're an Adirondack nonprofit or student, click below to learn about grant and scholarship opportunities, or learn more about what we fund.

Learn about Grants + Scholarships 

  • A first-grader at Ticonderoga Central School in the classroom
    Schools in the Time of COVID-19

    Remote learning. Hybrid schedules. Limited extracurricular activities. These things are taking a social, emotional, and academic toll on students as the coronavirus pandemic has upended everyone’s life. Learn about what local school administrators are seeing and what you can do to help Adirondack students who are struggling.

    Read More about COVID's Impact
  • A man visits North Country Ministry's food pantry at the YMCA Adirondack Center
    Offering a Hand of Hope

    North Country Ministry lives up to its motto of "offering a hand of hope" every day. This past year they provided nearly $100,000 in economic aid, largely to alleviate pandemic-related hardship, to community members in need. Learn more about their work, which we proudly support through Generous Acts and the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region. 

    Read about North Country Ministry
  • A woman wearing a mask loads boxes onto a truck.
    Fresh Food, New Ideas, Creative Collaboration

    Between April and August 2020, 40,000+ emergency food packages had been delivered to the doorsteps of people with limited income or experiencing economic hardship due to the pandemic. See how AdkAction and Hub on the Hill made it possible with help from Adirondack Foundation and other funding partners.

    Read About the Project's Impact
  • Rebecca DeCarlo
    Investing in Students

    With help from the Special and Urgent Needs Fund and Generous Acts, North Country Community College has been able to lend a hand during the pandemic to nontraditional students like Rebecca DeCarlo, a mother of four who lives in Moira. 

    Explore How NCCC is Helping
  • Jason Pelkey
    BT3 Start Small, Learn Big

    Our Birth to Three Alliance worked with other partners in the health and social service sector to distribute as many as 1,000 kits across five counties before the end of 2020. Meet one family who personally benefitted from this free resource for parents in the region.

    Learn More about the Impact of New Parent Kits
  • Young person's hand holding eldery person's hands
    Lion-Hearted Generosity in Long Lake

    In the small town of Long Lake, with a population of less than 1,000 year-round residents, a SUN Fund grant helped lion-hearted helpers and volunteers ensure senior neighbors have been taken care of when they need it most.

    See How This Grant Helped Seniors in Long Lake

Giving Inspiration + Ideas

Find real stories about the motivations and rewards of giving with the Foundation to support local communities – to create impact – from Generous Acts champions to fundholders and members of our Legacy Family. Or dive deeper into the various ways you can give back to the Adirondack region

Learn More About Giving Back

  • Bill and Dale Creighton at their home on Lake George
    Retirement Benefits

    Bill and Dale Creighton knew giving back to their home in Lake George and the broader Adirondack region would be a key part of their retirement. Learn how Bill is sharing time and talent to help Adirondack Foundation reach a new level, including making a commitment to support Generous Acts through unrestricted giving. 

    Meet the Creightons
  • Craig and Connie Weatherup
    Filling in the Blanks

    Craig and Connie Weatherup give from the heart to help the Adirondacks thrive. Learn how the Foundation has come to fill in the blanks for their local philanthropy.

    Meet the Weatherups
  • Man throwing kid into air while swimming in lake
    Q+A with Richmond Rabinowitz

    We asked Richmond Rabinowtiz - a legacy family member and Generous Acts donor - to share a bit about why she gives with us. Her answers reveal a giving strategy steeped in family connections, love of place, and deep trust...

    Meet Richmond
  • Young girl learning at Greater Malone YMCA
    Enterprise, Energy, and Convenience

    For Bruce and Nancy Monette, their businesses are inextricably tied to the people in the Adirondacks they have had long connections to as neighbors, employees, or customers. With their business growth came their philanthropy.

    Meet the Monettes
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    Understanding the IRA Charitable Rollover

    Did you know? The IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals age 70½ and older to make direct transfers totaling up to $100,000 per year to 501(c)(3) charities, without having to count the transfers as income for federal income tax purposes - and Adirondack Foundation, or another local nonprofit, can benefit.

    Learn How You Can Use Your IRA for Good
  • Hallowell family on the shores of Lake Champlain
    A Legacy for Good

    Speak to anyone who knew Christopher Emmet Hallowell and you’ll hear the story of a young man who never let his circumstances get him down. Today, his spirit endures through the Christopher Emmet Hallowell Fund at Adirondack Foundation, which helps keep families together during a child’s health crisis.

    Learn More About Christopher + the Fund

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