Community Resources

Adirondack Nonprofit Network

Adirondack Foundation maintains a leadership role with the Adirondack Nonprofit Network (ANN), an informal network of leaders from organizations serving the Adirondacks. Learn more.

Economic Impact

Adirondack Foundation wrote and produced an economic impact study of 36 nonprofit organizations. Click here to read the study.

Meeting the Needs of Adirondack Communities

Based on more than 70 interviews with social service providers, community leaders, nonprofits, and residents, this report identifies critical needs and highlights exisiting efforts and new initiatives seeking to improve the quality of life in our region.  Each section tackles daunting social issues and makes them more tangible and accessible through personal stories. Click here to read the report. 

Food Backpack Programming in the Adirondacks

A recent report looking at public school-based food backpack programs revealed that these programs are providing more than 1,100 students across the Adirondacks with meals and snacks for weekends when school meals are unavailable. Driven by volunteerism and delivery systems that could rival Amazon’s, these programs are filling vital needs across the Region. Read the full report here. 

Funding Gaps and Overlaps in the Adirondacks

In summer 2018, Foundation intern Kayla Logar from Colgate's Upstate Institute was tasked with researching gaps and overlaps in philanthropic funding of the nonprofit organizations that provide essential and enriching services to residents across the Adirondack region. Read the full study here

Nonprofit Event Planning Calendar

Adirondack Foundation hosts a calendar that nonprofits from across the region can utilize to avoid scheduling conflicts when planning fundraising events.  Check it out.

Managing Endowments

Adirondack Foundation's helps organizations manage their permanent or long-term funds in a way that can produce significant growth over time. Learn more about our partnership with nonprofit organizations here.

Strengthening the Sector

Adirondack Foundation strives to be a driving force that creates a better future for all by addressing challenges, uniting people, institutions and resources, and producing widely shared and lasting results. We realize this key role by providing boards and staff with affordable, high-quality training and technical assistance to the region's 450 nonprofits.

Many communities in the Adirondack region have ongoing needs and special projects that would benefit from local philanthropy. The goal of Adirondack Foundation's Community Funds is to ensure that communities have permanent charitable resources, raised and allocated by local people, to address local needs.

  • To learn about our Community Funds, click here.
  • To learn about our disaster response efforts, click here.