George R. Davis Fund for Lowville Announces 2019 Opportunities
Nonprofit organizations that serve residents in the Village and Town of Lowville are encouraged to apply for 2019 grant funding 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 a Lewis County judge for more than 20 years. This permanent charitable fund for the community became active 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 that seek to improve the quality of life in Lowville.
In 2018, four projects were awarded grant funding totaling $10,000. The recipients were:
Village of Lowville — $4,440 to assist with new informational and historical signs at the village “Four Corners” location.
Double Play Sports Community Center — $3,500 to fund a feasibility study for a future building project.
Lowville Fire Department — $1,060 to provide “take-home” educational bags for children.
Lewis County Hospital Foundation — $1,000 to revitalize the “Candy Stripers” program at Lewis County General Hospital.
The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is Friday, April 19, 2019. Awards will be announced following the Community Foundation’s quarterly board meeting in June. Contact Max DelSignore, Community Foundation assistant director, 315-782-7110, or firstname.lastname@example.org for grant guidelines or to learn more about the George R. Davis Fund.
About George R. Davis
The Honorable George R. Davis lived almost his entire life in Lowville. Judge Davis, as he was known, served for 20 years as Lewis County Judge from 1962 to 1983, previously serving as District Attorney.
He was active in civic affairs throughout his life with a particular interest in local history, including the history of Lowville Academy where his father served as supervising principal for more than 35 years. Judge Davis’ devotion to his community was extraordinary. One of Judge Davis’ lasting legacies is this unique community fund.
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.