Adirondack Foundation has announced that the 2021 Generous Acts grant application is open and available online until 5 pm, February 1st, 2021.
Nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities serving the people of the Adirondack region, defined for this purpose as all of Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties as well as the parts of Herkimer, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington counties within the Adirondack Park boundary, are eligible to apply. Projects are evaluated for their alignment with Adirondack Foundation’s priority program areas, overall effectiveness, articulation of needs being served, and capacity of the applicant to carry out the work.
Generous Acts grant applications can be submitted through the Foundation’s online grants manager. The Foundation welcomes applications in these priority areas:
· Basic Needs – Providing basic needs for people such as food and housing, creating age-friendly communities, enhancing home and community-based services from early childhood development to elder care
· Educational Pathways – Promoting literacy, improving school-readiness for young children, strengthening post-secondary pathways and support networks for education and employment
· Community & Economic Vitality – Supporting workforce initiatives to train workers and fill jobs, improving access to child care and other support services for working families, overcoming economic or racial inequities, bolstering civic engagement, addressing community-defined needs
Cumulatively since 2014, Generous Acts has awarded more than $1 million in grants, supporting, for instance, food assistance programs in Clifton-Fine, Elizabethtown, Indian Lake, Malone, Minerva, Saranac Lake; community health and wellness opportunities in the Champlain Valley, AuSable Forks, Chester, Wells, Wilmington; educational programs in Clinton and Franklin counties, Old Forge, Warrensburg; financial literacy assistance programs reaching people across the region; economic development initiatives in Keeseville, Speculator, Ticonderoga; and much more.
For more information, visit the Adirondack Foundation website.
Photo of Indian Lake Central School’s food backpack program provided.