Apply for a Grant

Our 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.

Many of our grant applications require a program or project budget. Click here to view a sample budget. 

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 NameHow to ApplyDeadlineRegionDescription
Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement FundOnline Grants Manager Jan. 15Adirondack RegionFor initiatives that enrich and increase capacity for foreign language instruction in Adirondack schools (K-12)
Christopher Emmet Hallowell FundOnline Grants ManagerRollingAdirondack RegionSupports families caring for severely ill children and young adults.
Community Fund for the Gore Mountain RegionOnline Grants ManagerJune 1, 2020Gore Mountain RegionSupports the charitable needs of the town of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva, and Schroon.
Essex Community FundOnline Grants ManagerJune 1, 2020EssexSupports the charitable needs of the town of Essex.
Generous ActsOnline Grants ManagerFeb.3, 2020
Adirondack RegionFor 2020, the Foundation seeks applications from nonprofit organizations, schools, or municipalities whose work contributes to a strong community framework by supporting one or more of these areas: Wellbeing, Educational Opportunity and Economic & Community Vitality.
Saranac Lake Public School Education FundDownload ApplicationRollingSaranac 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 ChildrenOnline Grants ManagerRollingClinton, Essex and Franklin CountiesA funding program for child care providers in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties.
Special and Urgent Needs FundOnline Grants ManagerRollingAdirondack RegionProvides short-term assistance to area nonprofits experiencing unforeseen gaps in funding or other exigencies.
Uihlein Ironman Sports FundOnline Grants ManagerAug. 24, 2020Adirondack RegionProvides financial support for promising young competitors and provides program support to nonprofit sports organizations that introduce area youth to sports.