Grant Information

The Northern New York Community Foundation community grant program allows tax-exempt, non-profit 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 April 21, 2017 and July 21, 2017 to be considered.

To begin the process, please contact Max DelSignore, Assistant Director, at to receive your initial grant inquiry form.

Grant Application Deadline / Board Meeting

Deadline: January 20, 2017  –  Board Meeting: March 14, 2017
Deadline: April 21, 2017   –  Board Meeting: June 13, 2017
Deadline: July 21, 2017  – Board Meeting: September 19, 2017
Deadline: October 20, 2017  –  Board Meeting:December 12, 2017

Contact Information:

Max DelSignore, Assistant Director
Northern New York Community Foundation
131 Washington Street
Watertown, NY  13601
Phone: (315) 782-7110
Fax: 315-782-0047