The Dale Kenyon Community Fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation will award $5,000 in total grant funding to support three local non-profit organizations.
The geographic-specific fund was established in 2013 to be a permanent resource to assist non-profit agencies serving residents in the town of Clayton in perpetuity. This is the second series of grants from the fund since its inception.
“Geographic-specific giving has become an increasingly meaningful way to impact a defined region. These grants help make a real difference and we appreciate the opportunity to be part of that,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation executive director.
This year’s grant recipients are:
- Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service (TIERS) – $2,500 to help secure infrastructure that will protect the agency’s information technology at their new facility. The system will help preserve patient records, enhance building security and properly integrate a telecommunications system.
- Clayton Council of Churches Food Pantry (St. Mary’s Church) – $1,500 matching challenge grant to build community support for the pantry. Funding will help increase the supply of additional personal hygiene and paper products.
- Thousand Islands Young Leaders Organization (TIYLO) – $1,000 to assist with the construction and implementation of proper fencing around the community garden at the Thousand Islands Land Trust’s Zenda Farms Preserve.