Up to $7,500 Available for Nonprofits Serving Southern Jefferson County Residents
ADAMS — The Six Town Community Fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation will award up to $7,500 in grant funding this year to nonprofit organizations serving residents of the southern Jefferson County area.
This geographic fund provides support for local programs, projects, and initiatives that enhance the quality of life in the Six Town area. All organizations applying for funding must do so by Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, through the Foundation’s online Grant Lifecycle Manager, which may be accessed at bit.ly/grant-portal. Nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) classification are eligible and invited to apply. Funding decisions will be determined in December and announced shortly thereafter.
Eligible organizations must actively serve residents in the towns of Adams, Ellisburg, Henderson, Lorraine, Rodman, and Worth. Requests may focus on assisting with local needs related to health and wellness, families and youth, arts and culture, history, education and more.
Last year, the Six Town Community Fund provided $3,250 in grant funding to the Adams Revitalization Committee to support a community park project in the village; $2,000 to the Belleville Volunteer Fire Department to help equip a new rescue truck; a $1,000 grant to Henderson Harbor Water Sports Program to support a water safety and water-based STEM education program; $750 to Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center in Adams Center to improve outdoor seating in public spaces at its property; and $500 to the South Jefferson Central School District to support a joint family literacy initiative between the district’s two elementary schools in Mannsville and Adams Center.
The Six Town Community Fund was established in 2013 through the generosity of many donors as a permanent, charitable resource to support nonprofits serving southern Jefferson County. Since the fund began awarding grants in 2015, it has provided nearly $40,000 in support to assist with 39 different community service projects and programs. These have included community improvement projects, youth programs, new events, equipment purchases, and facility upgrades. Projects are evaluated based on their overall community benefit, effective use of grant money, and the ability of the applicant to successfully implement the project.
Six Town Community Fund Chair Barb Greene encouraged all eligible organizations to consider applying for funding support for efforts that strengthen the quality of life across the Six Town area.
“We are proud to make this vital community resource available to the many nonprofit organizations serving residents of our area,” Mrs. Greene said. “Our review committee looks forward to evaluating proposals that help improve the quality of life in the Six Town region.”
Interested organizations should contact Max DelSignore, Community Foundation assistant director, 315-782-7110, or email@example.com, to learn more.
About the Northern New York Community Foundation
Since 1929, the Northern New York Community Foundation has invested in improving and enriching the quality of life for all in communities across Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.
Through partnerships with businesses and organizations, charitable foundations, and generous families and individual donors, the Community Foundation awards grants and scholarships from an endowment and collection of funds that benefit the region. Its commitment to donors helps individuals achieve their charitable objectives now and for generations to come by preserving and honoring legacies of community philanthropy while inspiring others.
The Community Foundation is a resource for local charitable organizations, donors, professional advisors and nonprofit organizations. It also works to bring people together at its permanent home in the Northern New York Philanthropy Center to discuss challenges our communities face and find creative solutions that strengthen the region and make it a great place to live, work, and play.