Apply for a Grant
Since 1997, Adirondack Foundation has been committed to leading and inspiring the growth of generosity and community investment to benefit the Adirondack region. Grantmaking is a critical part of our mission as a community foundation.
Adirondack Foundation awards between $2 million and $3 million in grants annually to nonprofit organizations, community groups and municipalities. These grants, which include the funds below as well as our Donor Advised Funds and Designated Funds, support five broad areas of interest: community vitality, arts and culture, environmental protection, education, and human well being.
Eligible organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a public agency, school, or municipality in the Adirondack Region of New York. Nonprofit organizations or community groups who do not have 501(c)(3) status may apply for grant awards if another eligible organization acts as a fiscal sponsor. Applicants must provide services and employ staff without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Please see the table below for a complete breakdown of available grants, including deadlines, instructions on how to apply and a brief description of each program.
|Grant Name||How to Apply||Deadline||Region||Description|
|Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund||Online Grants Manager||Jan. 15||Adirondack Region||For initiatives that enrich and increase capacity for foreign language instruction in Adirondack schools (K-12)|
|Christopher Emmet Hallowell Fund||Online Grants Manager||Rolling||Adirondack Region||Supports families caring for severely ill children and young adults.|
|Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region||Online Grants Manager||June 1, 2017||Gore Moutain Region||Supports the charitable needs of the town of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minvera and Schroon.|
|Essex Community Fund||Online Grants Manager||May 26, 2017||Essex||Supports the charitable needs of the town of Essex.|
|Generous Acts Fund||Online Grants Manager||Feb. 13, 2017||Adirondack Region||The 2016-17 priority focus areas are: Early childhood education and Quality of life for elders.|
|Saranac Lake Public School Education Fund||Download Application||Rolling||Saranac Lake||To enhance the education of Saranac Lake public school students and to recognize the role public education plays in preserving our open society and our freedoms.|
|Small Grants for Small Children||Online Grants Manager||Rolling||Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties||A funding program for daycare providers in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties.|
|Special and Urgent Needs Fund||Online Grants Manager||Rolling||Adirondack Region||Provides short-term assistance to area nonprofits experiencing unforeseen gaps in funding or other exigencies.|
|Uihlein Ironman Sports Fund||Online Grants Manager||Aug. 1||Adirondack Region||Provides financial support for promising young competitors and provides program support to nonprofit sports organizations that introduce area youth to sports.|