Nearly $100,000 Available Through Five Different Community Grant Programs
WATERTOWN — The Northern New York Community Foundation is pleased to announce a series of funding opportunities now open for tri-county nonprofit organizations to apply.
Open grant opportunities also include the Foundation’s general grant and COVID-19 Community Support Fund programs. The second quarter deadline to apply for the general grant program, and each of the following grant opportunities, is Friday, April 22:
- Kenneth V. and Jeannette Remp Sawyer Community Fund — Support for programs, projects and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for residents of all ages in the Boonville, Constableville, and Westernville communities. Up to $50,000 is available this year.
- Orchestral Fund — Support for live orchestral performances in the Watertown area. Eligible nonprofit organizations are required to have at least 20 performers in the group with an instrumental component. Up to $25,000 is available this year.
- George R. Davis Fund for Lowville — Support for programs, projects and initiatives that impact the quality of life for residents in the Village and Town of Lowville. Up to $15,000 is available this year.
- Carolyn Whitney Fund — Support for tree planting projects in the City of Watertown. Up to $4,500 is available this year.
- The Lighthouse Fund — Support to nonprofit organizations providing services to disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in the Cape Vincent and Clayton communities. Up to $2,000 is available this year.
Applications for each grant opportunity are available through the Community Foundation’s Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) system, which may be accessed at nnycf.org/grants. The online portal allows nonprofits to create an organization user profile and apply for active grant opportunities. The Foundation encourages nonprofits to set up a single user account for their organization. The portal features a simple interface that guides users through step-by-step instructions on how to apply. Resources are available on the Foundation’s website and on the portal’s log-in page to learn more about the process.
To be eligible for Community Foundation grants, nonprofits must be classified as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. Other entities may be eligible depending on the request.
Additional grant opportunities through the Community Foundation will become available on the GLM platform in the coming months. Contact Kraig Everard, Community Foundation director of stewardship and programs, email@example.com, or Max DelSignore, Community Foundation assistant director at firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more about any funding opportunities. They may also be reached at 315-782-7110.
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.