The Northern New York Community Foundation community grant program allows tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties to apply for grants to fund innovative programs, projects and initiatives that positively affect the quality of life in the region.
The Community Foundation awards grants to programs and projects that are responsive to changing community needs, in areas such as: human services, health and wellness, arts and culture, education, families and youth, community development, recreation and more. Our organization encourages grant requests designed for meaningful and valuable impact in Northern New York. Proposals will also be evaluated based on the quality of planning, leadership, support, funding available for disbursement, passion and vision expressed in the application.
Grant applications are reviewed four times each year. Grant requests of $5,000 or less may be approved at the committee level. Larger grant requests are referred to the Board of Directors with a committee recommendation. Applicants will be notified of the grant award or denial by letter after the Board of Directors meeting. St. Lawrence County grant proposals are reviewed twice a year and must be submitted by Friday, April 24, 2020, and Friday, July 24, 2020, to be considered.
To learn more about the Community Foundation’s grant process, please contact Max DelSignore, Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Grant Application Deadlines
Friday, January 24
Friday, April 24
Friday, July 24
Friday, October 23
2020 Board Meetings
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, June 23
Tuesday, September 29
Tuesday, December 15
General Contact Information
Max DelSignore, Assistant Director
Northern New York Community Foundation
Northern New York Philanthropy Center
131 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601