Crowdfunding for the community

Above: John Brown Lives! unveiled its newly revamped Dreaming of Timbuctoo exhibit at John Brown Farm in July 2016, thanks in large part to over 60 donors who used Adirondack Gives to chip in a total of $5,130. Cutting the ribbon on the exhibit is JBL’s director, Martha Swan.

When Adirondack Gives first launched, we billed it as an online giving platform—crowdfunding for nonprofits, community organizations, classrooms, and more.

We see it a little differently now. It’s true that at its heart, it’s a crowdfunding website, but more importantly, it’s a way to showcase the amazing things the people in our community do every day. Visiting is a dose of inspiration.

Want to learn more? Let’s talk: (518) 523-9904.

#ADKgives at a glance

  • $183,000 raised for community projects
  • Over 2,200 gifts since 2014
  • Average gift size: $38

BUSSES FOR ED-VENTURES — Donors crowdfunded more than $5,000 so the Youth Ed-Venture & Nature Network could purchase two buses for its youth programming. The YENN connects urban youth with nature to promote education, leadership, and fun. Transportation costs are the biggest expense for the organization, which leads trips in the Adirondacks, Catskills, and beyond. In March 2016, the YENN and Adirondack Foundation led a trip in the Tri-Lakes.

CRITICAL EQUIPMENT FOR CRITICAL SERVICES — When the Schroon Lake Emergency Squad learned it needed two new stretchers for their ambulance fleet, they teamed with Adirondack Foundation to raise close to $2,500 for their equipment needs. With additional support from our Generous Acts Fund, Schroon Lake EMS was able to invest in the equipment that helps them serve the community.

VISITING AUTHORS — View Arts in Old Forge posted a campaign on Adirondack Gives to raise money for is Adirondack Authors Evening program, which offers readings by local, regional, and internationally recognized authors and up-and-coming writers. David Crews was among this year’s presenters.