Online Grants Manager

Our Online Grants Manager makes it faster and easier to apply for grant funding anytime, anywhere by allowing for instant collaboration between the applicant and Adirondack Foundation staff. If you have already created an account, please click here to go directly to the Grants Manager. If this is your first time using the Online Grants Manager, please read all instructions and reference materials very carefully before starting an online application. If you need help, Watch a video about the online system or read the tutorial.

Getting Started

Register your account. It only takes about five minutes to register with our system if you are an approved 501(c)(3) organization. Be sure to have your EIN and executive officer's contact information on hand.  Please be sure to follow the proper formatting as stated in the instructions.

  • If you are a student (individual) applying for a scholarship, put your last name in the Organization Name field and mark NA in the location for the EIN number.
  • If you are an independent daycare provider, put your last name in the Organization field followed by your daycare's name, and mark NA in the location for the EIN number. (Ex.  Smith-Tiny Tots Daycare Center)
  • If you are a teacher, put your school's name in the Organization Name field and use your district's EIN number. If you know that your school has received funding previously, but you have personally never applied, do NOT create a new account. Contact Andrea Grout at to discuss options.
  • If you are uncertain whether your organization has previously applied through the Online Grants Manager and may already have an account, contact Andrea Grout at to find out. Please do not create another Organization account if one was previously created.

Please note: Adirondack Foundation will send automated email communications regarding your application from If you find you are not receiving emails (i.e. application submission confirmations or other important reminders) from this address, look in your junk or spam folder. Please add this email to your address book to ensure you don't miss out on important communications. 

Our system stores your grant application history all in one place.  You can even find and use relevant information from past applications to help you complete the application you're currently working on.

How do I submit my grant report? If your application was submitted through the Online Grants Manager, your report will be submitted through the same system. If you are assigned a follow up report you will be emailed a reminder with detailed instructions on how to complete the form. 

Managing Your Online Account for Organizations

The first person to register enters the organization’s information, which creates the organization profile. It’s important to enter this information accurately at registration because after this point the organization profile can only be edited by Adirondack Foundation staff. For an organization to easily view its full history of grants and requests, we recommend consolidating all applications into one user account. If it is necessary to have more than one user linked to an organization's profile, please contact us to discuss your options.

For the best user experience when accessing our Online Grants Manager, we suggest using one of the following browsers: Google Chrome 14 or higher, Firefox 9 or higher, or Safari 4 or higher. It is ok to use Internet Explorer, but you may encounter some technical issues. 
Please be mindful of character limits in application fields.  If you exceed the limit you will not be able to save or view all your data.  If you change your email address throughout the course of a grant cycle, you must let Adirondack Foundation know of the change. We are not responsible for messages not received due to changed contact information if we have not been informed. 

We encourage you to read our Frequently Asked Questions page before beginning the application process.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the application process, please contact Andrea Grout, Program Officer or by calling 518-523-9904.

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