Essex Community Fund Announces 2019 Grants Deadline

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

ESSEX — The Essex Community Fund, a component fund of Adirondack Foundation, invites local nonprofits, schools, churches and municipalities to apply for grant funding. Eligible projects must serve Town of Essex residents through community services, beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, or programs for youth and senior citizens.

The Fund gives strong preference to capacity building grants or modest one-time capital projects. It does not award grants for ongoing operating expenses. Last year, the Fund’s grants ranged from $250 to $2,000, with an average grant size of $1,300 for programs of the Belden Noble and Paine Memorial libraries, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Essex Theater Company, and others. This year, the Fund will consider requests for up to $5,000.  

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. June 4. After reviewing applications, the Essex Community Fund anticipates making grant recommendations in June with funding as early as July.

Applications must be submitted online through Adirondack Foundation’s Online Grants Manager at For information or if you have questions, please contact Adirondack Foundation program officer Andrea Grout, or Nick Muller at the Essex Community Fund at 518.963.8188 or [email protected].