A unique funding opportunity designed to augment economic development opportunities is now available through a grant application to the Jefferson Economic Development Fund at the Northern New York Community Foundation.
The charitable purpose of the Jefferson Economic Development Fund is to support programs, projects and efforts which promote economic development and general welfare within Jefferson County. The fund was established in 1958 as the Jefferson County Chambers of Commerce. A group of regional business leaders created the non-profit entity to help encourage economic development and growth. The Community Foundation administers the charitable fund.
Non-profit organizations with a 501(c)3 classification are eligible to apply. If other organizations or agencies do not have this classification, they are required to partner with an eligible non-profit, municipality, or local agency to serve as a fiscal sponsor.
This year, up to $8,500 is available to be awarded from the Jefferson Economic Development Fund. Potential grant requests may focus on economic development areas such as workforce development, job creation, community investment, and more. The deadline to submit a grant proposal for consideration is October 31, 2018.
Please contact Max DelSignore, Community Foundation assistant director, to obtain the grant application or learn more about this funding opportunity. He may be reached at (315) 782-7110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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