The Northern New York Community Foundation
accepts grant requests to support
the work of non-profit tax exempt organizations in or serving Jefferson,
Lewis and St. Lawrence counties for projects that affect the quality
of life in each of these regions.
remember, grants are not
made to individuals.
In 2013, the
Foundation provided grants and scholarships totaling over $2
million dollars. For information on
awards, see our annual reports.
To view recent
grant recipients, click
encourages proposals for innovative and creative projects that
address problems to be solved or opportunities
to be seized in the Northern New York area. The general
the Foundation is to make grants to programs that are responsive
to changing community needs in the areas of health, human
education and cultural affairs.
made only for capital items and for seed money for new agencies,
or new projects by established agencies.
In general, in regard to capital campaigns, the
Foundation will fund no more than 10% of the campaign goal. The
Foundation does not fund operations or pay off deficits.
We do not make
to churches and religious organizations except in cases
where projects clearly benefit the entire community.
How to submit
a grant proposal
the Foundation by letter, phone or email to provide a brief summary
of your program and needs
application guidelines. After an initial discussion
with our staff, you may then submit a written
application. After discussing your proposed project our
staff may make
a site visit.
are reviewed four times a year. Grant requests of $5,000 or
be approved at the
grant requests are referred to the Board of Directors
with a committee
March 25, 2014
June 24, 2014
October 28, 2014
December 16, 2014
will be notified of the grant award or denial by letter after
the committee meeting
We request that inquiries regarding the status
of a grant application be made after that date. An unsuccessful
grant application does not necessarily reflect the worthiness of a
particular project. The Foundation receives more requests than it
grants are required to submit a written evaluation of the project
staff will be available to make site visits
and assist in the evaluation
Coordinator of Donor Services
Northern New York Community Foundation
120 Washington Street • Suite 400
Watertown, NY 13601