Applications for up to $6,000 in available funding due Friday, October 22
FINE — Nonprofit organizations serving St. Lawrence County’s Clifton-Fine region are invited to apply by Friday, October 22, 2021, for grant funding from the Clifton-Fine Community Fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation.
The fund supports projects, activities, and initiatives that enhance quality of life for residents of Cranberry Lake, Fine, Oswegatchie, Star Lake, Newton Falls and Wanakena. Successful projects or programs should advance community initiatives that will have yearlong, meaningful impact across the Clifton-Fine region.
Applications should be completed through the Community Foundation’s online Grant Lifecycle Manager, which may be accessed at nnycf.org/grants. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible and invited to apply.
This year, the geographic-specific fund will award up to $6,000.
Five projects were awarded grants totaling $6,000 from the Clifton-Fine Community Fund last year. The Lester Allen and Stephen Moyer Fund of the Community Foundation also supported grant awards. Grant recipients included the Clifton-Fine Central School Backpack Program; the Cranberry Lake North Shore Hub; Cranberry Lake Fire & Rescue Department; and the Clifton-Fine Lions Club.
The Community Foundation collaborates with the Clifton-Fine Smart Growth Committee and the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Fund to steward applications and grants. Multiple funding requests are likely to receive grant support. Contact Clifton-Fine Smart Growth Committee members Malinda Riquelme, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Halsey Bagg, email@example.com, with questions about a specific project or program.
Applicants should contact Max DelSignore, Community Foundation assistant director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 315-782-7110, to discuss amounts being requested prior to submission or to learn more about this opportunity. Requests will not be considered for work commencing prior to December 2021 and should be positioned to support projects in 2022. Grant recipients will have up to one year from the date of award to complete the project.
The Clifton-Fine Community Fund was established at the Community Foundation in 2013 as a geographic-specific fund to support projects and programs that positively impact the quality of life in the southeast St. Lawrence County region, specifically in the six towns and hamlets of Fine, Oswegatchie, Star Lake, Newton Falls, Wanakena and Cranberry Lake. The fund aims to enhance the quality of life for all who live in the region while maximizing the opportunity for residents to give where they live.
The Northern New York Community Foundation stewards this charitable fund. To build initial support, the Foundation awarded a $50,000 challenge grant to donors interested in giving to this philanthropic resource. By the end of 2014, people from across the region came together to create a $100,000 community fund that will award grants to support local projects and nonprofit organizations in perpetuity.
Since 2014, the Community Fund has awarded more than two-dozen organizations nearly $50,000 to support 45 projects and initiatives.
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 partnerships with businesses and organizations, charitable foundations, and generous families and individual donors, the Community Foundation awards grants and scholarships from an endowment and collection of funds that benefit the region. Its commitment to donors helps individuals achieve their charitable objectives now and for generations to come by preserving and honoring 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.