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Rapid Response, Extraordinary Opportunity

Adirondack Foundation’s Special and Urgent Needs Fund (SUN) is a responsive granting resource that can be deployed to assist Adirondack communities and nonprofits during times of crisis. It can also be deployed to help organizations leverage additional resources to help them rise to the next level, deepen partnerships, or take advantage of extraordinary opportunities or trainings that fall outside of your budget and would otherwise be out of reach.

Thanks to a coalition of philanthropy and business partners as well as countless individual donors, this fund has awarded more than $1.2 million in COVID response grants since March 2020. See the full list of SUN Fund COVID-19 response grants that have been made to organizations, schools, and communities across the Adirondacks here. Please join us by making a gift now to support rapid response and extraordinary opportunity grants. 

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Fund Purpose: A responsive granting resource that can be deployed to assist Adirondack communities during times of crisis.

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