The Northern New York Community Foundation, in collaboration with Stage Notes, will launch the first Community Spirit Youth Giving Challenge on October 10, 2017. Students currently attending 7th or 8th grade in Jefferson and Lewis counties are eligible to compete for a total of $10,000 in grant awards that the students, themselves, will recommend. Funding for the program is being provided by the Community Foundation and Stage Notes. [Read more…]
The Northern New York Community Foundation announces the establishment of a geographic-specific, permanent charitable foundation. The Cary and Janet Brick Riverside Foundation will provide grants to support initiatives enhancing the quality of life in the Thousand Islands region with a focus on young people, seniors and first responders. [Read more…]
The Northern New York Community Foundation has awarded a full-tuition scholarship to a nonprofit organization with fewer than 25 employees to enable their participation in the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce’s Jefferson Leadership Institute (JLI). The 2017-18 recipient is Jordan B. Walker, executive director of the Jefferson County Historical Society.
“This is an additional way we can support the health of our smaller nonprofit organizations and their leaders as an extension of our grantmaking efforts,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation executive director.
“The Jefferson County Historical Society is beyond grateful to have received the Community Foundation Scholarship for the JLI Program. We hope that JLI will help our institution form stronger synergies with other nonprofits and businesses, and furthermore, aid our overall professional development and community outreach initiatives,” said Ms. Walker.
Local non-profit organizations and community groups in the southern Jefferson County towns of Adams, Ellisburg, Henderson, Lorraine, Rodman, and Worth are encouraged to apply for a grant from the Six Town Community Fund. The charitable fund is administered by the Northern New York Community Foundation and supports projects and activities that enhance the quality of life in the targeted communities. Applications are due November 17, 2017. [Read more…]
The Northern New York Community Foundation announces the following quality of life grants recently approved by its board of directors. “Community Foundation donors, past and present, have enabled us to invest in the types of things that make a community a great place to live. These grants help keep that great tradition going,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation executive director.