The Northern New York Community Foundation is extending the deadline for non-profit organizations to submit an application for consideration through The Lighthouse Fund. Agencies must be providing services to help underserved and vulnerable populations in the Clayton and Cape Vincent areas. The new deadline has been set for September 2.
The Lighthouse Fund is a geographic-specific fund that awards grants annually in perpetuity for projects, programs and initiatives that meet vital community needs in the Clayton and Cape Vincent areas. The component fund was established in 2014 at the Community Foundation and distributed its first grants last year. The Cape Vincent and Clayton Council of Churches food pantries each received a $1,000 matching grant to build year-end support for their agencies. A $1,000 grant was also awarded to the Cape Vincent Improvement League to construct a community garden to grow fruits and vegetables to benefit the local food pantry. [Read more…]