Non-profit organizations serving residents in the village and town of Lowville are encouraged to apply through the George R. Davis Fund for Lowville at the Northern New York Community Foundation.
Mr. Davis was a longtime Lowville resident and served as Lewis County judge for more than 20 years. He established this permanent charitable fund for the community following his death in 2010. This year, up to $10,000 is available in grant funding through this community fund to support programs, projects and initiatives benefiting the quality of life in Lowville.
In 2017, seven projects were awarded grant funding totaling $10,000. The recipients were:
- Lowville Food Pantry – $3,400 to assist with a feasibility study and explore a capital project as a potential future location for the pantry.
- Lewis County Search & Rescue – $1,545 for the purchase of new radio equipment to enhance communication during daily calls.
- Mountain View Prevention Services, Inc. – $1,250 to assist with the promotion of a community event centered on raising awareness and reducing the stigma of drug-related deaths and addiction.
- Boys Scouts of America, Inc. (Lowville Troop #162) – $1,250 to increase access and opportunities for disadvantaged youth to participate in troop activities during the 2018 summer camp experience.
- U.S. Bowling Congress, Inc. (Lowville Youth Bowling League – $1,055 to provide more opportunities for youth and individuals with disabilities to participate in local bowling events and tournaments.
- Future Farmers of America (Lowville chapter) – $1,000 in support of a community “Meals for Hope” initiative to assist area families in need.
- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County – $500 to support gardening workshops for youth.
To learn more about the George R. Davis Fund, or receive an application, please contact Max DelSignore, Community Foundation assistant director, at (315) 782-7110 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is April 20, 2018.
The Northern New York Community Foundation makes grants to support the work of non-profit organizations and provides scholarships to individuals in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The Foundation has been built and added to from gifts (both while living and through their legacy plans) by individuals and organizations committed to meeting the changing needs of Northern New York, as well as supporting specific charitable interests and passions. The Community Foundation is located at the Northern New York Philanthropy Center in Watertown.