Since its inception in 2007, the Jefferson-Can Community Scholars program has invested approximately $1.1 million, supporting 576 students attending JCC. This year, fifty-one students will receive an award. [Read more…]
The Northern New York Community Foundation recently awarded $25,000 in total matching grant support to help launch a community campaign for the Grasse River Heritage organization in Canton. [Read more…]
The Northern New York Community Foundation, in collaboration with Stage Notes, will launch the first Community Spirit Youth Giving Challenge on October 10, 2017. Students currently attending 7th or 8th grade in Jefferson and Lewis counties are eligible to compete for a total of $10,000 in grant awards that the students, themselves, will recommend. Funding for the program is being provided by the Community Foundation and Stage Notes. [Read more…]
The Northern New York Community Foundation announces the establishment of a geographic-specific, permanent charitable foundation. The Cary and Janet Brick Riverside Foundation will provide grants to support initiatives enhancing the quality of life in the Thousand Islands region with a focus on young people, seniors and first responders. [Read more…]
The Northern New York Community Foundation has awarded a full-tuition scholarship to a nonprofit organization with fewer than 25 employees to enable their participation in the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce’s Jefferson Leadership Institute (JLI). The 2017-18 recipient is Jordan B. Walker, executive director of the Jefferson County Historical Society.
“This is an additional way we can support the health of our smaller nonprofit organizations and their leaders as an extension of our grantmaking efforts,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation executive director.
“The Jefferson County Historical Society is beyond grateful to have received the Community Foundation Scholarship for the JLI Program. We hope that JLI will help our institution form stronger synergies with other nonprofits and businesses, and furthermore, aid our overall professional development and community outreach initiatives,” said Ms. Walker.