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What is Generous Acts? 

Generous Acts at Adirondack Foundation is a force for good across the Adirondack region that pools the generosity of many to respond to needs and drive change. Since 2014, Generous Acts has awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to nonprofits, schools, and community-based organizations. Over the past five years, Generous Acts grants have increased more than eightfold – from $103,000 in 2017 to more than $900,000 in 2022.  You can see a list of 2022 grants here

How does Generous Acts work? It combines the collective generosity of people who want to make a difference in our local communities with Adirondack Foundation’s extensive knowledge of needs and opportunities. The outcome is a meaningful net of support for small food pantries, workforce development programs, attainable housing projects, mental health services, and much more.

Love inspires us to give back to the people and places we care about most…


Love inspires us to give back to the people and places we care about most…

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Fund Purpose: A force for good, backed by generous donors who care deeply about local communities, that supports nonprofits, schools, and community-based organizations in the Adirondack region.

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The Power of Generous Acts, By the Numbers

$2.5 million+ granted since 2014


8X increase in total grant dollars over the past 5 years


$850,000+ granted in 2022


60% of 2022 grants serving people at or below the federal poverty level


Grants cover all corners of the Adirondack region – fromOld Forge to Clifton Fine, Malone to Piseco, and communities in between.


58,000+ lives touched in 2021 alone


Hundreds of donors pooling their resources together for good


Stanzi Bliss, Director of Giving and Communications at Adirondack Foundation

Stanzi Bliss

Director of Giving and Communications