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Working with donors to benefit the community through grants and scholarships since 1929
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.
To inspire and celebrate giving, steward resources honorably, and foster vibrant North Country Communities.
Inspire Philanthropy — We inspire a spirit of giving across generations, celebrate generosity in many forms, and nurture meaningful legacies.
Develop Relationships — We connect donor interests to the community, build and sustain partnerships, and listen for emerging needs.
Act Respectfully — We honor our heritage; appreciate the diversity of our region; and celebrate the stories, values, and generosity of people of the North Country.
Honor Stewardship — We steward resources responsibly and act with the greatest regard for donor wishes now and for the future.
The Difference Your Gifts Make
Click here to learn about the difference your gifts make in this interactive online feature that takes you on a 315-mile journey across the regions the Community Foundation serves.