$20,000 Available for Nonprofits in Jefferson, Lewis St. Lawrence Counties
The deadline to submit requests for grant funding from the Northern New York Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Council is fast approaching.
The Northern New York Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Council welcomes proposals from nonprofit organizations of all types for projects, programs or initiatives that positively impact the quality of life in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The council will evaluate each request and has up to $20,000 in grant funding to award.
For award consideration, completed grant applications must be received at the Northern New York Community Foundation, 131 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601, no later than Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Council members will notify finalists selected to present grant requests in the spring. The council will recommend grants for funding to the Community Foundation’s board of directors, which will review recommendations during its quarterly meeting in June 2019. Last year, the Youth Philanthropy Council awarded nine grants totaling $16,940 in support of nonprofit organizations that serve residents of the tri-county region.
Nonprofit organizations that wish to apply for Youth Philanthropy Council grant funding should contact Max DelSignore, Community Foundation assistant director, 315-782-7110, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should include a description of the organization, its mission and how it serves tri-county residents, the requested grant amount, how any funding would be used and the anticipated impact of the program or project.
“All nonprofit organizations across the tri-county region — regardless of the demographic served — are encouraged to apply for funding” Mr. DelSignore said. “The Youth Philanthropy Council does not limit its work to initiatives and projects that exclusively focus on our younger population.”
The Youth Philanthropy Council grant program is made possible by generous support from Watertown Savings Bank, Renzi Foodservice Charitable Foundation, RBC Wealth Management, and gifts made to the Friends of the Foundation Community Betterment Annual Fund.
This year’s Youth Philanthropy Council includes 17 representatives from Watertown High School, Immaculate Heart Central School and Sackets Harbor Central School. Representatives from each school district are:
Immaculate Heart Central School: Katherine DeLaGarza, junior; Dominic Duah, senior; Caroline McPherson, senior; Marialena Mouaikel, senior; and Lauryn Quinn, senior.
Sackets Harbor Central School: Grayden Brunet, senior; Alicia Cloe, senior; Madison Derouin, junior; Sofia Gray, sophomore; Leatrice Kakolewski, sophomore; Hannah Pitcher, senior.
Watertown High School: Lucas Barney, sophomore; Isabelle Boyce, sophomore; Kehinde Fasehun, senior; Madeline Gist, senior; Philip Marra III, sophomore; and Rozanna Pasowicz, senior.
The Youth Philanthropy Council was chartered in 2010 to promote positive youth development and engage young people in meaningful activities that build their skills while educating them about community philanthropy and its impact on Northern New York. Council members grow to become problem solvers as they engage in lessons that may never be taught in a classroom.
Since its inception eight years ago, the Youth Philanthropy Council has awarded more than 80 grants to nonprofit organizations in the tri-county area, totaling $125,740 in support.
About the Northern New York Community Foundation
Since 1929, the Northern New York Community Foundation has invested in improving and enriching the quality of life for all in communities across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
Through strategic partnerships with businesses and organizations, charitable foundations, and generous individual donors, the Community Foundation awards grants and scholarships from an endowment and collection of funds that benefit the community. Its commitment to donors helps individuals achieve their charitable objectives now and for generations to come by preserving legacies of community philanthropy while inspiring others.
The Community Foundation is a resource for local charitable organizations, donors, professional advisors and nonprofit organizations. It also works to bring people together at its permanent home in the Northern New York Philanthropy Center to discuss challenges our communities face and find creative solutions that strengthen the region and make it a great place to live, work, and play.