Community Foundation Announces 2019 Opportunities Through the Lighthouse Fund
The Lighthouse Fund at the Northern New York Community Foundation has up to $2,000 available in 2019 grant funding to support nonprofit organizations that serve Cape Vincent and Clayton residents.
This geographic-specific charitable fund was established in 2014 as a resource to local nonprofits that provide critical programs and services to underserved and vulnerable populations in the two St. Lawrence River communities. Nonprofit organizations that conduct programs, projects or initiatives to assist all residents in need are encouraged to apply.
In 2018, three projects were awarded grant funding. The recipients were: Cape Vincent Food Pantry to augment support for its mission; Clayton Council of Churches Food Pantry to purchase nutritious foods; and the Cape Vincent Improvement League to acquire seeds and new soaker hoses for a community garden.
The deadline to submit proposals 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 to obtain grant guidelines or to learn more about the Lighthouse 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.