Call for applications

Date: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Fund 2018 grantmaking to focus on early childhood development, quality of life for seniors

Nonprofit and community organizations working in the fields of early childhood development and quality of life for seniors: Adirondack Foundation wants to hear from you.

Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Fund is accepting applications for its 2018 grant cycle. This year, the fund will prioritize applications that address early childhood development and quality of life for seniors. Innovative projects that target pressing or unmet needs and opportunities are also welcome.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. To get started on your application, or for more information about 2018 guidelines, visit www.adirondackfoundation.org/granting/apply-grant/generous-acts-fund. Prior to applying, organizations are encouraged to contact Adirondack Foundation staff to share ideas and ask questions: call (518) 523-9904.

In 2017, the fund awarded $100,000 to organizations across the Adirondack region: $40,000 was awarded to organizations in support of early childhood development; $40,000 supporting quality of life for seniors; and $20,000 in grants for programs supporting food security, equity, and social justice.

“Elders in the Adirondacks have fewer resources to cope with aging,” said Donna Beal, executive director of Mercy Care for the Adirondacks. “Young people often move away for education and career, which means there are fewer informal caregivers. The Generous Acts Fund and Adirondack Foundation are helping us respond to those challenges.”

“With Adirondack Foundation’s support, our Healthy Families program is providing more parents with the right tools to help their children develop and master skills during the first critical years of their life,” said Esther Piper, program director for Behavioral Health Services North.

“The Generous Acts Fund is proof that a little bit of generosity can leverage a lot of passion,” said Cali Brooks, president and CEO of Adirondack Foundation.

This grants program is made possible by the hundreds of Generous Acts Fund donors who care about Adirondack communities. To learn how you can join in, visit www.adirondackfoundation.org/how-it-works/generous-acts-fund or call (518) 523-9904.