Number of Funding Requests from Tri-County Nonprofits Grows
WATERTOWN — The Youth Philanthropy Council of the Northern New York Community Foundation recently awarded $17,200 in grants to six North Country nonprofit organizations that will support a wide range of community programs and projects.
Each year, the Council reviews requests from tri-county nonprofits to fund projects or initiatives that positively impact the quality of life in Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence counties. In addition to researching and recommending grants, Council members visit several nonprofit organizations, learn about grantee stewardship, community investment and leadership, and nonprofit sustainability.
The Council received 23 funding proposals during the 2020-2021 program year with eight agencies invited to present requests to the full Council. Members delivered grant recommendations to the Community Foundation Board of Directors during its June quarterly meeting. The Board unanimously approved the full slate of grant recommendations.