• Yes, this fund is available to help with things such as unanticipated emergency repairs to equipment whose sudden failure interferes with provision of services (for example: repair costs for a damaged roof due to an unexpected weather event, or failure of a backup generator during a power outage).

  • Yes, we can help an organization get back on its feet when faced with unforeseen needs that hinder the operation of your organization or ability to meet your mission (for example: training for educators or school counselors to remain compliant with state regulations for school security procedures, or emergency staffing needs).

  • We accept applications on a rolling basis and we work hard to get awarded funds into your hands within two weeks of when the applications were reviewed. 

  • We do not make grants from SUN Fund for ongoing capital expenses, endowments, capital campaigns, religious purposes, individuals, debts, or for equipment (unless it is an integral part of an otherwise eligible project). We also do not fund budget deficits, strategic planning, organizational development or projects that arise from deferred maintenance. We also typically do not fund recent recipients of SUN fund grants. (within the last year)

  • The SUN Fund can also be used to support local businesses and families in future disaster circumstances if one of the following criteria is established (1) aiding individual business owners who are financially needy or distressed; or (2) combating community deterioration.

    NOTE: We cannot earmark donations to specifically benefit an individual or business. We can accept donations to the SUN Fund to benefit a broad charitable class.

  • Typical grants range from $250 to $2,500. In special cases, grants could be larger.

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and can be accessed via Adirondack Foundation’s Online Grants Manager

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Leslee Mounger

Funds and Program Officer