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, arts, education, or programs for youth and senior citizens.
The Fund typically gives strong preference to capacity building grants or modest one-time capital projects. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Essex Community Fund Advisory Council understands that this is a time of great need for nonprofits serving Essex, and for the 2020 funding cycle will also consider support for operating expenses.
Grants range from $250 to a maximum of $5,000. Applications are due June 1, 2020. Decisions will be made in early June and applicants will be notified shortly thereafter. Grant funds will be distributed by Adirondack Foundation in July.
Applications must be submitted online through Adirondack Foundation’s Online Grants Manager at www.adirondackfoundation.org/online-grants-manager. For more information, please contact Adirondack Foundation program officer Andrea Grout at 518-418-2037 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nick Muller at the Essex Community Fund at 518.963.8188 or email@example.com.
Adirondack Foundation enhances the lives of people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy. Our vision for a thriving Adirondacks is a region of unparalleled scenic beauty, where communities are strong, just and inclusive, human wellbeing, education, and economic vitality are supported, nature is protected and cared for, and arts and cultural opportunities are available to all. As the community foundation serving the Adirondack region of northern New York, Adirondack Foundation awards $3 million in grants annually and works with generous people from all walks of life to support nonprofits, schools, and municipalities. For more information, visit www.adirondackfoundation.org or call 518.523.9904.
Essex Community Fund, established at Adirondack Foundation in 2003 by Essex residents dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Town of Essex, supports community services, beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, and programs for youth and senior citizens. To date, the fund has awarded more than $228,000 to local organizations, projects and causes. It has sparked the creation of the Charlie Goff Memorial Fund and the Allen Scholarship and Education Program Fund. To contribute or learn more, contact Nick Muller at 518.963.8188 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.essexfund.org.