• To submit an application please use our Online Grants Manager.

  • The deadline to apply is May 31, 2024. 

  • The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region offers grants to nonprofit organizations in the towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva, and Schroon to support community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation, and programs for youth, seniors and veterans. All recipients must be a certified 501(c)3 organization, school, or local government located within the aforementioned towns. 

  • The Gore Mountain Region, including the communities of towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva, and Schroon.

  • Grants range between $250 and $1,000.

  • To read about CFGMR's named grants, honoring Woody Widlund, Alan Johnson, Wanda Callihan, and the McGee Whitney family click here.

    • If you're seeking support for a program that operates or will take place within the CFGMR area in partnership with another organization or a school, but your organization is not physically located within the towns listed above, the actual application must be submitted by the partner organization that is physically located within the catchment area.
    • Click here for a sample project budget.
    • Please be sure to describe the need that your program addresses and why it is important. If your application is successful and your program needs to change after being awarded a grant, you must check in with us before changing the way the funds will be used. 
    • Click here to see this community fund’s latest newsletter.
1. Read the above to determine your eligibility. 
2. If you have never used our Online Grants Manager, start by creating an account. If you already have an account, log in and follow the prompts.

For more information, visit our Online Grants Manager page

3. Complete and submit your application.

You will receive an email confirmation after your application has been successfully submitted.

4. Wait to hear if you’ve received funding. 
5. Promote your grant. 

For those applicants who have been notified that they’ve received funding, you can access our Grantee Resources portal, where you’ll find sample press releases, sample social media posts, various versions of our logo, and other tools to help you share the good news. Don’t forget to tag us in your communications so that we can amplify your good work on our own digital channels.

6. Submit required reporting as needed.

If your organization received a grant from CFGMR, we want to hear from you. As a requirement of your grant, we ask you to share the story of how this grant helped you accomplish your program goals. Grantee follow-up reports should be submitted online. Please complete your report in our Online Grants Manager.  

When you get into the dashboard, scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see Grant Follow-Ups Assigned. On the line that says Grantee Report Form next to the name of your project, click the blue Edit link to complete the form. Be sure to save your work and hit submit when you are finished.

woman standing in front of mountain view

Leslee Mounger

Funds and Program Officer