Community Fund Grantmaking

Community Funds provide an ongoing, dependable philanthropic resource for the specific geographic areas they serve. Each Community Fund has a committee of active, well connected individuals that works to raise charitable dollars to grow the funds. The committees review and recommend grants through a competitive process. These community fund committee members expand our network of ambassadors and introduce Adirondack Foundation to the greater Adirondack community.

Please review the information below to learn how to apply to your community fund.

Essex Community Fund

  • Eligibility:  Nonprofit organizations in the town of Essex
  • Grant Range:  Up to $2,000
  • Interest Area: Community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation and programs for youth and seniors.  The Essex Community Fund gives strong preference to capacity building grants or modest one-time capital expenditures, rather than contributing to general operating expenses. 
  • Application Deadline:  May 26, 2017
  • How to Apply: Applications are accepted through our Online Grants Manager. If you are already familiar with the Grants Manager, click here to log in.

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Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region

  • Eligibility:  Nonprofit organizations in the towns of Johnsburg, Chestertown, Minerva, Horicon and Schroon 
  • Grant Range:  Up to $1,000
  • Interest Area:  Community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation and programs for youth and seniors
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
  • How to Apply: Applications are accepted through our Online Grants Manager. If you are already familiar with the Grants Manager, click here to log in.

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