Funding Will Help Local Organizations with Quality-of-Life Initiatives, Projects
ADAMS — The Six Town Community Fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation recently awarded $7,500 in grant support to help five south Jefferson County organizations with projects and initiatives that improve the quality of life.
The following grants were awarded:
- Adams Revitalization Committee: $3,250 will support a community park project in the Village of Adams. Funding will help the project committee meet a matching commitment required by a recent
New York State grant for the park project.
- Belleville Volunteer Fire Department: $2,000 to help equip a new rescue truck that is planned for purchase this year with extinguishers, thigh straps, tools, and more.
- Henderson Harbor Water Sports Program: $1,000 to support a water safety and water-based STEM education program at the organization’s lakefront venue for an enriched learning experience.
- Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center: $750 grant to improve outdoor seating in public spaces at the center’s site in Adams Center and help advance their visibility and community engagement.
- South Jefferson Central School District: $500 to support a joint family literacy initiative between the district’s two elementary schools — Mannsville Elementary and Wilson Elementary in Adams Center. Grant funding will help purchase books, activity supplies and community event supplies.
“We are pleased to support our area with these important grants that focus on health, safety, and wellness for all of our residents and visitors,” said Barb Greene, Six Town Community Fund committee chair. “We were fortunate to have many applications for funding and appreciate all that our donors have done to build an endowment to continually support our six towns.”
Grant awards are made possible thanks to many generous donors who continue to support the Six Town Community Fund and its efforts to strengthen southern Jefferson County’s “Six Town” region.
The Six Town Community Fund was established in 2013 through the generosity of many donors, matched by the Community Foundation, as a permanent, charitable resource to support organizations that serve southern Jefferson County. The community fund has awarded nearly $40,000 in grants to assist with 40 different community projects and programs. These have included community improvement projects, youth programs, arts and cultural 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.
The community fund is focused on enhancing the quality of life in the towns of Adams, Ellisburg, Henderson, Lorraine, Rodman, and Worth. The next grant application period will be made available this summer with proposals due Friday, Oct. 20. Contact Max DelSignore, 315-782-7110, or firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more about the Six Town Community Fund.
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.