Local organizations in the southern Jefferson County towns of Adams, Ellisburg, Henderson, Lorraine, Rodman, and Worth are encouraged to apply for a grant through the Six Town Community Fund at the Northern New York Community Foundation.
The Six Town Community Fund supports projects, programs, and activities that enhance the quality of life in the targeted communities. Up to $5,000 in grant support is available through the community fund this year. Applications will be due November 15, 2018.
Organizations with a 501(c)3 non-profit classification are eligible to apply. Other agencies, community groups, or individuals seeking a fiscal sponsor for a community project are encouraged to partner with an eligible non-profit or the nearest municipality. Eligible organizations are encouraged to begin identifying potential projects for 2019, developing project budgets, and additional funding sources for their request. Grant recipients will be determined in December.
Over the last three years, the Six Town Community Fund has awarded $15,000 in grant funding to twenty two community projects benefiting residents in the southern Jefferson County area. The community fund was established in 2013 through the generosity of several donors to serve as a permanent, charitable resource impacting the region forever.
Interested organizations are encouraged to contact the Northern New York Community Foundation at (315) 782-7110 to discuss potential projects. Inquiries can also be made to Max DelSignore, Community Foundation assistant director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those with a desire to support the Six Town Community Fund and its charitable purpose, please make a gift to the Northern New York Community Foundation, 131 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601. Please note the “Six Town Community Fund” with your gift. A contribution may also be made online at www.nnycf.org.
The Northern New York Community Foundation makes grants to support the work of non-profit organizations and provides scholarships to individuals in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. The Foundation has been built and added to from gifts (both while living and through their legacy plans) by individuals and organizations committed to meeting the changing needs of Northern New York, as well as supporting specific charitable interests and passions.
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