Recent Grant Recipients

The following are grants awarded by the Northern New York Community Foundation to
non-profit organizations serving Northern New York:

2016 – Fourth Quarter

Thompson Park Conservancy, Inc. – $100,000
Support for the organization’s sustainability plan

Friends of Thompson Park – $75,000
Matching grant for splash park project and build endowment for Friends of Thompson Park

Watertown Family YMCA – $30,000
Start-up funding for agency’s Sackets Harbor location

Food pantries in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties – $30,000
Annual support of local food pantries and soup kitchens

Jefferson Rehabilitation Center – $10,000
Support for playground project at Gaffney Drive campus

Ontario Bays Initiative – $10,000
Help establish outdoor exhibits at two trail sites and matching grant to build endowment fund at the Community Foundation

Disabled Persons Action Organization (DPAO) – $9,000
Support for spring 2017 performance to benefit senior citizens and youth

Alexandria Township Historical Society – $7,980
Matching grant to build endowment at the Community Foundation and support for purchase of digital equipment to enhance museum exhibits
(This project was supported, in part, through the River Fund)

North Country Public Radio – $5,000
Support for North Country photographic history project

Jefferson-Lewis Library Association – $4,000
Funding for summer book festival in Cape Vincent engaging local youth

Theresa Public Library – $2,500
Capital campaign support

Crosby Public Library – $2,500
Capital campaign support

Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble – $1,000
Funding to assist with costs of spring 2017 performance

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2016 – Third Quarter

Wilderness Healthcare Foundation/Clifton-Fine Hospital – $45,000
Matching grant to build endowment at the Community Foundation and anniversary campaign support

Watertown Lyric Theater – $12,000
Matching grant to build endowment at the Community Foundation and support for December performance

Flower Memorial Library – $10,000
Matching grant to build endowment at the Community Foundation

Trinity Concert Series – $5,000
Support for the organization’s 2016-17 concert series
(This request was supported, in part, by the Community Foundation’s Orchestral Fund)

Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation – $5,000
Economic development project at Jones & Laughlin site
(This project was supported through the Peter Van de Water Fund for St. Lawrence County)

Ogdensburg Command Performances – $4,500
Funding to feature Youtheatre performances in Gouverneur and Massena

Carthage Central School District – $2,500
Matching grant to build community support for winter clothing drive

Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce – up to $1,000
Cover cost of tuition for one local non-profit representative in Chamber’s JLI program

The following grants were awarded from the Lighthouse Fund at the Community Foundation:

Cape Vincent Improvement League – $1,000
Assist with continued development of the village’s community garden

Cape Vincent Food Pantry – $1,000
Matching grant to build year-end support

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2016 – Second Quarter

St. Lawrence NYSARC – $10,000
Matching grant to establish endowment for Dodge Pond Camp

Double Play Sports Community Center – $10,000
Fitness center renovation and seed funding to build endowment at the Community Foundation

North Country Arts Council – up to $5,000
Support to conduct organizational assessment

Volunteer Transportation Center – $2,500
Matching grant to build support for services in St. Lawrence County
(This project was supported, in part, by the Peter Van de Water Fund for St. Lawrence County)

Northern New York Art Trail – $2,500
Support for “Open Studio Weekend” tour in three counties

The following grants were awarded through the Community Foundation’s Orchestral Fund:

Orchestra of Northern New York – $15,000
Support for the organization’s 2016-17 concert series in Watertown

Northern Choral Society – $1,000
Support for the organization’s holiday concert

The following grants were awarded through the George R. Davis Fund for Lowville at the Community Foundation:

Lowville Lions Club – $6,500
Beautification project of the “four corners” location in the village of Lowville
(This project was supported, in part, by the Michael Brown Fund)

Town of Lowville – $1,350
Restoration of 20 historic gravestones at Jackson Street cemetery

Lewis County Search & Rescue – $1,250
Purchase of new outdoor signage and lighting

Double Play Sports Community Center – $1,000
Enhance the organization’s scholarship program

Mountain View Prevention Services – $1,000
Purchase of a “Buddy Bench” for a community playground

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County – $900
Implementation of two community clubs focused on STEM-related objectives

Hand-in-Hand Early Childhood Center – $500
Enhancements to playground area

The following grants were awarded through the Dale Kenyon Community Fund at the Community Foundation:

Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service (TIERS) – $2,500
Protection of the agency’s information technology equipment at new site

Clayton Council of Churches Food Pantry (St. Mary’s Church) – $1,500
Matching grant to augment annual support

Thousand Islands Young Leaders Organization (TIYLO) – $1,000
Proper fencing around Zenda Farms garden

The following grant was awarded through the Carolyn Whitney and Walker Tree Funds at the Community Foundation:

City of Watertown – $3,000
Support for fall tree planting project

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2016 – First Quarter

Watertown Community Fund – $50,000
Matching grant to establish and build community fund
(This project was supported, in part, by the Dewitt Middleton Fund)

WPBS-TV – $10,000
Podcast project to present community philanthropy stories

American Maple Museum – $10,000
Matching grant to establish and build endowment fund at the Community Foundation

Hospice of Jefferson County – $10,000
Matching grant to build endowment fund at the Community Foundation

City of Watertown – $5,000
Matching grant for historic fence project in Public Square

 

2015 – Fourth Quarter

River Hospital • $175,000
Support for “Hope & Healing” capital campaign
($150,000 for capital campaign/$25,000 for NNYCF endowment)

Food Pantries • $30,000
Annual support of food pantries in three counties.

Frederic Remington Art Museum • $5,000
Matching grant to help support strategic planning costs.

Thousand Islands Young Leaders Organization Scholarship • $5,000
Matching grant to build scholarship

Thousand Islands Art Center • $3,000
Support for Dial book project

2015 – Third Quarter

Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust • $10,000
Support exhibit project; matching grant for NNYCF endowment
($5,000 project grant/$5,000 matching grant)

Dexter Historical Society • $5,000
Stained glass window restoration project

Sackets Harbor Vocal Ensemble • $1,000
Assist with performer costs for December concert

2015 – Second Quarter

Claxton- Hepburn Medical Center Foundation • $25,000
Capital campaign support for cancer center

Orchestral Fund – 2015-16 Season • $21,000
Orchestra of Northern New York ~ $15,000
Trinity Concert Series ~ $5,000
Northern Choral Society ~ $1,000

WPBS-TV• $15,000
Support for “GPS for Success” program

Volunteer Transportation Center • $5,000
Support to expand services in St. Lawrence County

St. Lawrence University • $5,000
“Nature Up North” project web development
($2,500 from Peter Van de Water Fund and $2,500 unrestricted)

Signature Music • $5,000
Provide summer camp scholarship for Jeff-Lewis school students
($5,000 Emma Phoebe Hurd Fund)

Thousand Island Land Trust • $5,000
Entrance expansion project at Zenda Farms Preserve
($2,500 River Fund and $2,500 Grace Reinman Fund)

City of Watertown • $3,750
Two fall tree planting projects & purchase new tools/equipment
($3,000 Whitney Fund and $750 Walker Tree Fund)

The following grants were provided from funds of the George Davis Fund ($10,000)

Lowville Rural Cemetery Association • $5,827
Purchase of GIS cemetery management software system
($3,000 George Davis Fund and $2,827 Joan Davis Fund)

First Presbyterian Church of Lowville • $2,000
Support of church steeple clock renovation

Lowville Free Library • $2,000
Funding to provide indoor and outdoor signage

Lewis County Hospital Foundation • $1,000
Purchase of table setting for outdoor respite area

Village of Lowville • $1,000
Assist with costs associated with purchasing security lights and cameras at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Lowville

Town of Lowville • $1,000
Restoration of historical tombstones at Jackson Street cemetery

The following grants were provided from funds of the Dale Kenyon Community Fund ($5,000)

Clayton Council of Churches Food Pantry (St. Mary’s Church) • $3,000
Support of local food pantry in Clayton

Clayton Jazz Festival (TIPAF/Clayton Opera House) • $1,500
Funding to support costs associated with jazz performances in September

Depauville Free Library • $500
Enhance seed library program

Grants recommended by the Foundation’s Ogdensburg Free Academy
Youth Philanthropy Council:

Kiwanis Club of Ogdensburg • $2,000
Upgrades to Zonta Field at Montroy Park Sports complex

Ogdensburg Neighborhood Center • $1,600
Provide infant supplies and formula for low-income families

St. Lawrence NYSARC • $1,550
Support for employment services and career training for three individuals

Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley • $1,300
Funding to provide grief tool kits in SLC schools and BOCES centers

PJs 4 X-Mas • $1,200
Purchase new pajamas for Christmas for children in need

St. Lawrence Valley SPCA • $1,000
Supply 100 $10 vouchers through the spay & neuter program

Save the River • $850
Funding to help with purchase of films for fall festival at Clarkson

Alliance for the Mentally Ill of St. Lawrence Valley, Inc. • $500
Support for two papermaking workshops at local mental health facilities

Grants recommended by the Foundation’s Potsdam Central School
Youth Philanthropy Council:

The Salvation Army • $2,500
Revitalize support to purchase personal hygiene & household items for clients in the Clifton-Fine service unit area

C.O.R.C. Thrift Store • $2,000
Assistance with the agency’s voucher system to address critical needs

St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House • $1,500
Purchase of educational materials to raise awareness for domestic/sexual violence prevention efforts in St. Lawrence County

Potsdam Neighborhood Center • $1,500
Funding to support a “PB&J” program offered to children during summer

Potsdam Holiday Fund • $1,000
Grant will assist with increasing the agency’s food voucher allocation to an extra $5 per family this holiday season

Canton-Potsdam Hospital • $1,000
Funding for helpful home kits & health check items

Gina’s Gift • $500
Purchase of books to advance early childhood literacy mission

Grants recommended by the Foundation’s Watertown High School
Youth Philanthropy Council:

Lucy’s House • $5,000
Support to augment visitation program for children & parents

Hospice of Jefferson County • $2,000
Funding to purchase supplies for grief toolkits and bereavement training in Jefferson County schools

Neighbors of Watertown • $2,000
Construction of garden boxes for program at Keiff Drive apartments

Clayton Opera House • $500
Support a storytelling project pairing music and local history

Grants recommended by the Foundation’s Immaculate Heart Central School
Youth Philanthropy Council:

The Salvation Army • $3,075
Revitalize support to purchase personal hygiene & household items for clients in the Cape Vincent service unit area

Children’s Miracle Network of Northern New York • $2,720
Purchase of playbooks for pediatric patients at Samaritan Medical Center

Watertown Urban Mission • $1,800
Support the purchase of a donation shed in Fort Drum and Carthage areas

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson County (CASA) • $1,405
Funding for training of new CASA volunteers, equipment and materials

Flower Memorial Library • $1,000
Support for the costs associated with the Library’s new LEGO programming

2015 – First Quarter

North Country Honors the Mountain Project • $25,000
Monument project to honor the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum
$20,000 matching grant & $5,000 for the established maintenance fund at NNYCF

Watertown Urban Mission  • $25,000
Support for agency merger with Meals on Wheels
$15,000 to support the transition phase/$10,000 to assist with fundraising efforts in 2015

Village of Sackets Harbor • $5,000
Support of initial stages of the Pickering-Beach Museum Cottage renovation

Thousand Islands Arts Center • $4,800
Support for the Center’s gallery floor renovations

2014 – Fourth Quarter

Thousand Islands Land Trust • $100,000
To support the organization’s capital campaign
$50,000 for capital campaign/$50,000 matching grant for endowments

Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service  • $75,000
Support for the organization’s building project campaign
$25,000 for the campaign/$25,000 matching grant for the endowment and support from the Dale Kenyon Community Fund

Food Pantries in Northern New York  • $23,500
Annual support of local pantries/thrift shops in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties

Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce • $985
Funding for one-year membership to the Chamber for a JLI non-profit participant


2014 – Third Quarter

Hospice of Jefferson County • $10,000
Challenge match to help build the organization’s endowment administered by the Foundation.

Lewis County Hospital Foundation • $10,000
Challenge match to help grow their endowment at the Foundation.

Friends of Mercy Hospital • $10,000
Matching grant as part of the organization’s current fundraiser – Will also help establish and endow the “Friends of Mercy Hospital Nursing Scholarship” and purchase a piece of equipment for the North Country Family Health Center.

North Central Zone of the New York State Retired Teachers’ Association • $5,000
A match to help support the association’s scholarship at the Foundation.

North Country Council of Social Agencies • $2,500
A match to help endow the organization’s scholarship at the Foundation.

Third Quarter Grants recommended by the Clifton-Fine Community Fund
Community Improvement Projects Committee • $4,000
To support a community pavilion project in Cranberry Lake

Wilderness Healthcare Foundation of Clifton-Fine Hospital • $2,000
To provide military veterans with healthcare assistance

Cranberry Lake Fire & Rescue Department • $1,600
To purchase two firefighting suits

Towns of Fine & Clifton • $1,100
To assist with streetscape upgrades, as well as pedestrian and vehicle safety enhancements

Save Our Schoolhouse (S.O.S.) • $1,000
To support the purchase of a propane furnace to allow the facility to be used during the winter months.

Clifton-Fine Lions Club • $300
Funding for pilot program to help clean up blighted properties

 

2014 – Second Quarter
Orchestra of Northern New York, Potsdam • $15,000
Support for their 2014-15 Watertown concert season

Lewis County Historical Society • $5,259
Support to restore the Historical Society’s floor. Made possible, in part, through the Michael Brown Fund for Lewis County

Trinity Concert Series • $5,000
Funding for the 2014-15 season

Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust • $4,000
Funding for exhibit renovations at the Thompson Park Conservancy
Made possible, in part, through the David G. Gregor Community Fund

City of Watertown  • $3,000
To assist with fall tree planting project
Made possible by the Carolyn Whitney Fund

Thompson Park Conservancy • $3,000
To restore and replant damaged trees from last winter’s ice storm
Made possible by the Carolyn Whitney Fund

Sackets harbor Historical Society  • $2,500
To support this year’s 30th Anniversary of the Concert on the Waterfront Series

Lyme Community Foundation • $2,500
To support movie costs and public access as part of the organization’s community-wide summer film series.

Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Investment Board • $2,000
To support “Career Jam” an event for high school freshmen in Jefferson and Lewis counties.

Northern Choral Society • $1,000
Support for the Christmas concert performances

Sackets Harbor Vocal Ensemble • $1,000
Support the orchestral performances for 2015

The following St. Lawrence County grants were also approved:

Peter Van de Water Fund for St. Lawrence County • $25,000
Established unrestricted fund source for St. Lawrence County

North Country Children’s Museum (Potsdam) • $22,500
A grant of $10,000 will fund the Sound Experience prototype for the museum. A second grant of $12,500 is available as part of a match challenge to the organization to build an endowment fund within the Community Foundation to help support the Museum’s ongoing work and mission.

Morse & Mary Dial Scholarship Fund • up to $15,000
Matching funds raised for scholarship at SUNY Potsdam

Gracious Friends Animal Sanctuary (Heuvelton) • up to $5,000
Up to $5,000 in grant monies is available to assist with the development of an organizational strategic and development sustainability plan.

St. James School (Gouverneur)  • $5,000
To support community playground renovations
Made possible through the A. Eleanor Jackson Fund for Gouverneur.

Grants recommended by the Foundation’s Watertown High School (spring)
Youth Philanthropy Council:

Children’s Home of Jefferson County • $2,500
Support the organization’s SoZo Teen Center ~ after school activities and academics

Volunteer Transportation Center • $2,000
Assist with mileage reimbursement for volunteers using personal vehicles to transport clients to various destinations.

Cornell Cooperative Extension & 4-H Camp Wabasso • $1,800
Purchase two stand-up paddleboards for new summer water programming

Credo Community Center • $1,300
To provide additional support for the organization’s “Healthy Recovery Connection” initiative

Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund  • $1,000
To assist with Funding for supplies included in the organization’s informational bags provided to clients.

Watertown Evening Rotary • $900
Assist with purchasing books for students in kindergarten through fourth grade within the Watertown City School District.

Disabled Persons Action Organization • $500
Assist with upgrades at the organization’s Pamelia Street location.

Grants recommended by the Foundation’s Potsdam Central School’s
Youth Philanthropy Council:

Potsdam Humane Society • $2,500
Support construction of a dog part project for community use.

GardenShare • $1,500
Support to the organization’s CSA Bonus Bucks program

Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley • $1,500
Support the organization’s social work consultations and follow-up program

St. Lawrence NYSARC • $1,250
Purchase appliances for the organization’s “Transitions Program”

Jefferson Elementary School, Massena  • $1,000
To purchase books and expand offerings for the “Books on Wheels” program for grade-school students in the Massena Central School District.

Literacy of Northern New York • $970
Assist with funding to purchase books that will prepare students of all ages for the new high school equivalency test.

Frederick Remington Art Museum • $750
To update equipment and materials as part of the organization’s interactive children’s museum, “Kid’s Place.”

St. Lawrence County Arts Council  • $530
To provide support for the council’s St. Lawrence County Arts Festival

Grants recommended by the George R. Davis Fund
Lewis County Historical Society • $3,000
In support of the organization’s floor renovation project.
Made possible by additional grants from the Michael Brown Fund and the Community Foundation’s board-designated grant making fund.

Town of Lowville • $2,000
For continued restoration of historic gravestones at Jackson Street Cemetery.

Lewis County Agricultural Society • $2,000
To purchase a gazebo as part of an improvement project for the entrance of the Lewis County Fairgrounds.

Village of Lowville  • $2,000
To assist with the purchase of pole-mounted lights to be utilized for new Christmas decoration displays in the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial Park.

Lowville Food Pantry  • $500
To help fund school supplies as part of the organization’s “Stuff the Bus” event

First Presbyterian Church of Lowville • $500
Support of the Stow Square monument project.

2014 – First Quarter
Ogdensburg & Massena Boys & Girls Clubs  • $25,000
Endowment match with the United Way and anonymous donor

Renee Beyer Fund for Lewis County  • $10,000
Endowment match with the United Way

Wanakena Historical Association • $10,000
Gift to support the Wanakena footbridge restoration campaign

Norwood Village Green Concert Series • $5,000
Purchase of lighting instruments for concert venue

Macsherry Library  • $5,000
Funding to purchase microfilm reader-printer

St. Lawrence County Arts Council • $2,000
Support for Potsdam Plein Arts Festival – Fall 2014

Grants recommended by the Foundation’s Watertown High School (fall)
Youth Philanthropy Council:

Indian River Backpack Program • $2,300
Start-up funds to offer program in IRCS Middle School

Canton Golden Bears Packs Program • $2,000
Funding for program sustainability for 2014-15 school year

Association for the Blind – Jefferson County • $1,500
Support for the organization’s adoptive aids program

USO Fort Drum  • $1,500
Supplies for soldiers to use at Wheeler Sack Airfield

CAPC of Jefferson County • $1,200
Purchase school supplies and personal care items

Literacy of Northern New York • $1,000
Purchase books to prepare students for new high school equivalency test

 

2013 – Fourth Quarter
North Country Family Health Center (The Children’s Clinic)  • $100,000

Food Pantries in Jefferson, Lewis & St. Lawrence counties • $25,000
To supply 37 food pantries in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties as well as the Salvation Army soup kitchen, Watertown.

Hospice of Jefferson County  • $10,000
Software upgrade and implementation

Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce  • $985
Funding for one, one-year membership, for a non-profit participant to be involved with the Jefferson Leadership Institute.

North Country Library System • $750
Purchase of e-readers for collaborative library project

 

2013 – Third Quarter
Six Town Community Fund  • $50,000 Matching Grant
Resource for community projects in the Towns of Adams, Ellisburg, Henderson, Lorraine, Rodman and Worth.

Clifton-Fine Community Fund  • $50,000 Matching Grant
Resource for community projects in Cranberry Lake, Star Lake and areas of Wanakena.

Henderson Free Library • $10,000
Improvements and upgrades.
Funded through the Foundation’s Herring College Memorial Trust Fund.

Constable Hall Association  • $4,000
Accessibility and infrastructure improvements.
Funded through the Foundation’s Michael Brown Fund for Lewis County.

Helping Hands of Potsdam  • $5,000
To help fund kitchen renovations for the facility.

Local Living Venture, Canton • $5,000
Enhancements to educational programming.

Arts Community of Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation • $5,000
Support of the 2014 arts series in Wanakena.

St. Lawrence University • $2,950
Support for Johann Sebastian Bach Marathon and girls’ chorus.

 

2013 – Second Quarter
Orchestra of Northern New York, Potsdam • $17,000
To fund a minimum of four concerts as part of their 2013-14 Watertown season.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry • $15,000
Matching grant to complete fundraising for the Thousand Islands Biological Research Station, located on Governor’s Island, Clayton. This made possible, in part, through the Grace L. Reinman Fund for Clayton and the Alex Velto Community Fund.

St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum, Madrid • $12,500
Matching grant to assist in their campaign to establish an endowment fund at the Community Foundation.

Henderson Historical Society • $10,000
Towards the completion of their campaign to construct a boat annex adjacent to their current museum which preserves and displays collections featuring the boating heritage of Henderson Harbor.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County • $10,000
In partnership with the Community Foundation, several mini grants will be awarded to various local agencies and schools who will design programs to help promote healthy lifestyles.

New Beginnings Clothing & Food Outreach, Inc., Madrid • $10,000
To help complete the construction of a new thrift store and food pantry.

City of Watertown • $2,500
For tree plantings at various locations throughout Watertown. This grant is funded through the Carolyn Whitney Fund.

Town of Lowville • $5,000
To complete repairs to a retaining wall at Old Lowville Cemetery. This grant is funded through the George R. Davis Fund for Lowville.

Community Performance Series, Potsdam • $5,000
To assist with their summer musical series.

North Country Arts Council • $5,000
To support the annual Independence Day concert and fireworks in Watertown’s Thompson Park.

Trinity Concert Series • $5,000
Funding for their 2013-2014 season.

St. Lawrence County NYSARC, Canton • $4,800
Assistance toward a pilot program, “Freedom Reins,” an equine therapy program for those with developmental disabilities.

Double Play Sports Community Center, Lowville • $3,000
To help support their summer enrichment program. This grant is funded through the George R. Davis Fund for Lowville.

Lowville Food Pantry  • $1,123
To purchase new shelving for the pantry. This grant is funded through the George R. Davis Fund for Lowville.

Northern Choral Society  • $1,000
To help fund their annual holiday concert.

Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble • $1,000
To help fund their annual concert.

Arts Community of Lewis County • $600
To help purchase new easels and lighting. This grant is funded through the George R. Davis Fund for Lowville.


2013 – First Quarter
Grants recommended by the Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Council:

Children’s Home of Jefferson County • $2,000
To establish a revolving emergency fund for special needs of foster care providers.

New Day Children’s Center • $1,700
For the purchase of two bench glider rockers for their infant room.

Family Counseling Services of Northern New York • $1,600
To revitalize the children’s play therapy room.

Maddie’s Mark • $1,000
To help provide children facing illness with their “best day ever.”

Save the River • $1,000
To publish a children’s book to be used in conjunction with area school curriculum.

Fort Drum USO • $1,000
To help refurbish their soldier/family center and purchase additional needed supplies.

Frederick Remington Art Museum • $600
To provide four after school art classes.

Hearts for Youth • $600
New equipment for their youth center.

Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County • $500
To provide food, clothing and other necessary items.

2012 – Fourth Quarter
Food Bank of Central New York • $30,000
To supply 37 food pantries in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties as well as the Salvation Army soup kitchen. This grant was made possible, in part, through the Grace Reinman and Joan Davis Funds.

Thousand Islands Land Trust • $10,000
To support their 2013 summer land steward program. This grant was made possible, in part, through the River and Grace Reinman Funds.

Meals on Wheels of Greater Watertown • $6,850
To supplement their basic services as well as the purchase of a computer and related equipment. This grant was made possible, in part, through the Alex Velto Community Fund.

Watertown Rotary Club ~ Fitness Trail Renewal • $3,000
To assist with the repair and refurbishment of the fitness trail at Thompson Park.

North Country Library System ~ Reusable mailing bags • $1,700
To support the purchase of 200 reusable nylon mailing bags allowing mailings to those in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties who would otherwise be unable to visit a library.


2012 – Third Quarter
Jefferson Rehabilitation Center • $3,777
Co-funding a study, with the United Way, for a group of local nonprofit organizations who are working together towards greater collaboration of shared services.

The following grants were made possible, in part, through both the Dyson Foundation and a matching grant from the NNYCF.

Mountain View Prevention Services • $50,000
To expand and enhance their Youth Advocate Program.

Double Play Sports Community Center • $50,000
To support growth and expansion and provide accessibility for those who can not otherwise afford enrollment fees.

Adirondack Mennonite Camping Association • $35,000
To support general programming and capacity building. In addition, accessibility for those who can not otherwise afford enrollment fees.

2012 – Second Quarter
Watertown Urban Mission • $200,000
Lead gift for their capital campaign ~ including $100,000 to establish an endowment with the Community Foundation.

North Country Arts Council • $25,000
Support for “Screen on the Square” providing a multi-purpose venue for films, lectures, recitals and other presentations. This grant was made possible, in part, through the Herring College Memorial Trust.

Orchestra of Northern New York • $15,000
Funding for a minimum of four concerts during the 2012-13 season.

Jefferson Community College • $10,000
Funding partnership to conduct a feasibility study for a proposed multi-purpose facility.

Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County • $10,000
A grant to support the construction of a new residential shelter.

Watertown American Little League • $7,000
Matching grant for upgrades and improvements to their facilities.

Trinity Concert Series • $5,000
Supporting the 2012-13 musical season.

Watertown Family YMCA • $4,000
Startup funds for the youth life skills/employment program.

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways • $3,500
Tree planting funds as part of the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary commemoration.
This funding was made possible by the Carolyn Whitney Fund.

Northern Choral Society• $2,500
Funding toward their annual holiday concert.

American Maple Museum, Croghan • $2,000
Funding for the purchase of computer equipment to assist with development and fundraising.

In addition to the above grants the first George R. Davis Fund for Lowville were awarded and are as follows:

Lewis County Office for the Aging • $3,000
Funding toward the purchase of a commercial freezer for the Maple Ridge congregate meal site kitchen.

Town of Lowville  • $3,000
Repair and resetting of the retaining wall at the Old Lowville Cemetery.

Arts Community of Lewis County  • $2,000
Funds in support of a four-part film series.

Double Play Sports Community Center  • $1,000
To support scholarships for their summer enrichment program.

 

2012 – First Quarter

Thousand Islands Performing Arts Fund • $10,000
To purchase a new sound system, complementing new video equipment that was recently donated to the Clayton Opera House. This grant was partially funded by the River Fund.

Heuvelton Historical Association • $5,000
Toward the restoration of Pickens Hall

Ogdensburg Command Performances • $5,000
To help fund two performances of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Volunteer Transportation Center • $5,000
This grant will allow the Transportation Center to expand its services into Lewis County. This grant was partially funded by the Joan Davis Fund.

Lyme Central School District • $750
Will allow over 1,600 historic photographs of the Chaumont and Three Mile Bay areas to be preserved. The photographs will be on display at the Lyme Library and Heritage Center. This grant was funded via the Herring College Memorial Trust.

 

2011 – Fourth Quarter

The Lodge at Ives Hill • $100,000
To assist the nonprofit organization in increasing the availability of assisted living housing options

Food Bank of Central New York • $30,000
To supply food pantries in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties and the Salvation Army soup kitchen

Food Bank of Central New York • $25,000
In support of their capital campaign to expand operations and efficiency at a larger facility
This grant was partially funded by the Alex Velto Community Fund.

Lowville Academy and Central School • $7,500
For Operation Snowstorm, which provides winter clothing to students in need
This grant was funded by the Dyson Foundation and the Joan Davis Fund.

WPBS Television • $4,000
To fund War of 1812 commemorative educational outreach in area schools
This grant was funded by the Herring College Memorial Trust.

Grants recommended by the Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Council:

Fort Drum Thrift Store • $1,900
To purchase a secure donation drop-off storage shed

Children’s Home of Jefferson County Teen Center • $1,350
To purchase equipment for their Student Zone learning center

Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions • $1,100
To purchase a crib, bassinet, youth bed and changing table for the women’s residence

Sci-Tech Center • $1,000
To upgrade exhibit space and chess room and replace lighting

St. Lawrence County Arts Council • $850
In support of arts programs for individuals with special needs

Transitional Living Services • $800
To purchase laptop computers for the Veterans Homeless Pilot Demonstration Program

Carthage Central School District • $500
In support of the effort to construct Kendall’s Place Playground at Carthage Middle School

 

2011 – Third Quarter

Hospice of Jefferson County • $150,000
$50,000 to support their campaign to complete their new residential facility; $50,000 to establish an agency endowment at the Foundation; $50,000 in matching funds toward the endowment

Trinity Concert Series • $5,000
To support their 2011-12 season of instrumental and orchestral performances

Watertown Urban Mission • $5,000
To provide start-up funds for this year’s Dollar Dinners program

Literacy of Northern New York • $3,133
To provide tutor training equipment as part of a new initiative to improve effectiveness and efficiency; Made possible through funds provided by the Herring College Memorial Trust

Orchestra of Northern New York • $7,500
To fund concerts in Watertown in 2011 and 2012

Symphony Syracuse • $7,500
To fund concerts in Watertown in 2011 and 2012

 

2011 – Second Quarter

North Country Children’s Clinic • $25,000
To assist with the conversion of current space to accommodate primary care services for uninsured or underinsured adults

Alexandria Community Thrift Store • $15,000
Matching grant toward fundraising campaign for new building

City of Watertown • $5,000
In support of the “Concert in the Park” Independence Day celebration

Community Performance Series, Potsdam • $5,000
In support of their “From the Top” program partnership with North Country Public Radio

Lewis County Opportunities • $5,000
To assist in providing startup equipment and supplies for an expanded thrift store program

Thousand Islands Performing Arts Fund • $4,877
To purchase a communications system for use during performances at the Clayton Opera House

St. Lawrence County Historical Association • $4,200
To assist in exterior repainting of their headquarters at the historic Silas Wright House in Canton

Catholic Charities – Diocese of Ogdensburg • $3,000
For community education programs relating to domestic violence issues

Riverview Park Association, Gouverneur • $2,500
For ongoing improvements and upgrades to the park

Sustainable Living Project, Canton • $1,000
To provide funding for a featured speaker at their Local Living Festival in September

 

2011 – First Quarter

Dexter Historical Society • $10,000
Matching grant to assist with critical building repairs

Historical Association of South Jefferson • $10,000
To help with repairs to the roof of the Ripley House Museum, Adams

Family Counseling Service of Northern New York • $7,020
To purchase new client management software

Railway Historical Society of Northern New York • $5,000
Towards the restoration of their building in Croghan

Thousand Islands Arts Center • $5,000
To purchase a digital kiosk to display their textile collection to visitors
Made possible through funds provided by the Herring College Memorial Trust

City of Watertown • $3,700 from the Carolyn Whitney Fund
To plant 40 trees at various city locations

South Jefferson Central School District • $3,000
To complete a photograph archival project that will make historic photo collections available at 2 school districts, 7 libraries and 3 historical societies
Made possible through funds provided by the Herring College Memorial Trust

Ontario Bays Initiative • $2,100
To assist with developing a comprehensive stewardship plan for the conservation of a 180-acre parcel in the Town of Brownville

 

2010 – Fourth Quarter

Food Bank of Central New York • $30,000
To supply food pantries in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties and the Watertown Salvation Army soup kitchen

Jefferson Community College • $6,000
To help fund the 2011 annual community surveys conducted by the Center for Community Studies

New Day Children’s Center • $5,000
To help fund completion of kitchen renovations

Pendragon Theatre • $3,000
For performances at Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence county schools

New Bremen Community Improvement Association • $1,500
To fund a new covered grandstand area at Wagner Field

American Association of University Women, Jefferson County Branch • $1,000
For a full-day educational program for girls in grades 6 to 8

Lyons Falls History Association • $1,000
To purchase equipment for duplication of their photo collections for fundraising

Grants recommended by the Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Council:

North Country Children’s Clinic • $2,000
For the purchase of hemoglobin machines for use in the Clinic’s school based health centers

Watertown Urban Mission • $1,500
In support of their Critical Needs program

Evans Mills Youth Commission • $1,000
For improvements to its sports field

Flower Memorial Library • $500
To support the expansion of the Teen Space

 

2010 – Third Quarter

Children’s Home of Jefferson County • $40,000
To facilitate a merger with the Watertown Teen Center

Frederic Remington Art Museum • $25,000
In support of the centennial campaign

Canton-Potsdam Hospital • $20,000
In support of the “Constructing Healthier Communities” campaign and the expansion of cancer treatment services

North Country Arts Council  • $10,000
Matching grant for start-up funds to establish an arts center in Downtown Watertown

Village of Dexter • $7,500
To purchase fitness equipment for a walking trail on Fish Island

Orchestra of Northern New York • $5,000
To fund an educational music program at Beaver River Central School

Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York • $5,000
Challenge grant for program support

Watertown Urban Mission • $5,000
Start-up funds for the Dollar Dinner program

Henderson Historical Society • $3,000
To replace the museum’s furnace

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council of Jefferson County • $2,800
For a Fort Drum soldier and family separation and reintegration program

 

2010 – Second Quarter

Watertown Family YMCA • $225,000
In support of their capital campaign and new childcare facility

Carthage Free Library • $25,000
In support of their capital campaign to renovate and expand the library

Cornell Cooperative Extension Jefferson County • $25,000
To assist with necessary infrastructure improvements to 4-H Camp Wabasso

Neighbors of Watertown • $10,000
To help fund neighborhood rehabilitation work this summer for single family owner occupied homes in the city of Watertown

Clifton-Fine Hospital • $10,000
To help rebuild their primary care clinic which was destroyed by fire in 2008

GardenShare • $10,000
In support of their campaign to build capacity to combat hunger in the North Country

Watertown Teen Center • $6,375
To fund a comprehensive strategic sustainability study to help insure the organization’s long term viability

Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corp. • $5,000
To complete funding for a playground in Cranberry Lake

Ogdensburg Command Performances • $5,000
To help fund the Youtheatre Class Acts program, with performances in Ogdensburg, Gouverneur, Massena and Indian River schools

Thousand Islands Performing Arts Fund • $5,000
To assist in bringing the Dance Theatre of Harlem to the Clayton Opera House in October for two performances, one for high school students and the other open to the community

 

2010 – First Quarter

City of Watertown • $4,500 from the Carolyn Whitney Fund
To plant trees at various locations in the City of Watertown

Lewis County Opportunities • $4,500
For safety and security improvements to the outdoor yard area at their safe dwelling

Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) • $1,725
To establish a community garden, managed by the Thousand Islands Young Leaders Organization, at TILT’s Zenda Farm, Clayton

Association of Fundraising Professionals Central New York Chapter • $520
To offer three web conferences on organizational sustainability for non-profit organizations in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties

 

2009 – Fourth Quarter

Food Bank of Central New York • $70,000
For $700,000 worth of food for food pantries in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties and the Salvation Army soup kitchen

Volunteer Transportation Center • $53,400
For mileage reimbursement for the Center’s volunteer drivers

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) • $50,000
In support of their capital campaign to create a folklife center to showcase the culture and living traditions of the North Country

Watertown Teen Center • $25,000
To equip the kitchen at their new location

Jefferson County Historical Society • $23,000
To repair their roof

Sherman Elementary School • $11,000
To complete funding for a handicapped accessible playground in memory of Lucy Colello

Sarah House, Syracuse • $10,000
To provide new evening and weekend staffing

Antique Boat Museum • $5,000
For their “Made in Clayton” exhibit highlighting Clayton’s manufacturing heritage

Constable Hall Association • $4,450
To install a new fire alarm and security system

 

2009 – Third Quarter

North Country Public Radio • $45,000 from the Jackson Fund
For a new transmitter facility to improve service in the Gouverneur area

Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley • $15,000
To expand adult and pediatric palliative care services in St. Lawrence County

Snow Belt Housing Co. Inc. • $15,000
Gap funding to complete Mill Creek Apartments in Lowville

River Hospital, Alexandria Bay • $12,175
For breast cancer screening services for those ages 18-39 not eligible for other assistance

Harris Court Apartments, Harrisville • $6,200
To install a kitchen exhaust hood and fire suppression system and allow local meal preparation for the elderly and disabled

Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Association • $5,000 from the Brown Fund
To purchase archival storage equipment for their collection

City of Watertown • $5,000 from the Whitney Fund
To plant trees at six Watertown playgrounds

Food Bank of Central New York • $5,000
To provide food for the Watertown Urban Mission food pantry. This grant was made in lieu of holding the Foundation’s annual dinner.

Northern Choral Society • $5,000
For their annual holiday concerts

Watertown Urban Mission • $5,000
Dollar Dinner start up funds

 

2009 – Second Quarter

North Country Children’s Clinic • $60,000
To open a new school based health clinic at Wilson Elementary School

Resolution Center of Jefferson & Lewis Counties • $750
To purchase interactive training materials

From the A. Eleanor Jackson Fund for the Gouverneur area:

St. James Outreach Center • $4,866
To replace equipment lost in a fire

 

2009 – First Quarter

Thompson Park Conservancy • $50,000
From the Conservancy’s endowment fund at the Foundation
to complete the river otter exhibit

From the A. Eleanor Jackson Fund for the Gouverneur area:

Reading Room Association of Gouverneur • $2,300
For reference materials and ARCH program materials

Riverview Park Association, Gouverneur • $5,000
To construct a restroom/utility building at the park

For previous grants, see our Annual Reports.