Nonprofit Organizations Serving Southern Jefferson County Communities Invited to Apply
ADAMS — The Six Town Community Fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation will award up to $7,500 in grant funding this year to nonprofit organizations serving the southern Jefferson County region.
This geographic fund provides support to local programs, projects, and initiatives that enhance the quality of life in the Six Town area. All organizations applying for funding must do so by Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, through the Community Foundation’s online Grant Lifecycle Manager, which may be accessed at nnycf.org/grants. Nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) classification are eligible and invited to apply.
Eligible organizations must actively serve the towns of Adams, Ellisburg, Henderson, Lorraine, Rodman and Worth. Requests may focus on assisting with local needs related to health and wellness, families and youth, arts and culture, history, education and more.
Last year, the Six Town Community Fund provided $1,000 in grant support to the Historical Association of South Jefferson to help with the final phase of renovations to its Six Town Meeting house, and a $1,000 grant to the Adams Center Free Library to help complete an interior lighting project.
The Six Town Community Fund was established in 2012 through the generosity of many donors as a permanent, charitable resource to support nonprofits serving southern Jefferson County. Since the fund began awarding grants in 2015, it has provided more than $35,000 in support to assist with 34 different community service projects and programs. These have included community improvement projects, youth programs, new events, equipment purchases, and facility upgrades. Projects are evaluated based on their overall community benefit, effective use of grant money, and the ability of the applicant to successfully implement the project.
Six Town Community Fund Chair Barb Greene encouraged all eligible organizations to seek support for efforts that strengthen the quality of life across the Six Town area.
“The Six Town Community Fund was developed nearly 10 years ago by some wise individuals who had the foresight to create a permanent endowment for our future,” Mrs. Greene said. “This resource forever offers a place for all to work together to ensure the Six Town area remains an essential part of our world as the gem that it is.”
Interested organizations should contact Max DelSignore, Community Foundation assistant director, 315-782-7110, or firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more.
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.