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 atwww.adirondackfoundation.org/online-grants-manager. For information or if you have questions, please contact Adirondack Foundation program officer Andrea Grout at 518.523.9904 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 $211,000 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.