All Eligible Agencies Encouraged to Apply Online by July 22
WATERTOWN — Nonprofit organizations within Jefferson County are encouraged to review current programs and initiatives and consider applying for grant funding from the Jefferson Economic Development Fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation.
The Jefferson Economic Development Fund was established to support programs, projects, and efforts that help stimulate economic development and promote general welfare in Jefferson County. The Community Foundation invites nonprofit leaders to think creatively and broadly about their current programs or new initiatives and identify a link between their work and how it positively impacts Jefferson County’s economic development.
The deadline to submit a grant proposal for consideration to this charitable fund is Friday, July 22. Up to $10,000 in grant funding is available.
Examples of economic development focus areas related to the nonprofit sector may include, but are not limited to: Workforce development, initiatives aimed at improving the general health and economic well-being, strengthened access to arts, culture and educational experiences, social impact, community leadership, and more. It is important for nonprofit applicants to be able to clearly demonstrate successful implementation of their project, propose creative solutions to existing community challenges and explain the positive impact on the community.
The fund was established in 1958 as the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. A group of regional business leaders created the nonprofit entity to help encourage local and regional economic development and growth. The Community Foundation collaborated with remaining active board members for the chamber to develop a refreshed purpose for the fund to support nonprofits and the community with the Foundation stewarding the charitable fund.
Nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) classification are eligible to apply. If other organizations or agencies do not have this classification, they are required to partner with an eligible nonprofit, municipality, or local agency to serve as a fiscal sponsor. Agencies seeking a grant through this funding opportunity must confirm partnership with an eligible nonprofit or fiscal sponsor at the time a proposal is submitted.
Completed applications must be completed in the Community Foundation’s online grant portal by Friday, July 22. Grant awards will be determined in September. Visit nnycf.org/grants for more information about how to apply online.
Contact Max DelSignore, Community Foundation assistant director, 315-782-7110, or email@example.com, for questions on the online application or learn more about this funding opportunity.
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.