George R. Davis Fund for Lowville, Kenneth V. and Jeannette Remp Sawyer Community Fund Seek Proposals; Nonprofits Encouraged to Apply
WATERTOWN — Grant applications for two community-based funds will be considered through late April with up to $55,000 in available in funding support.
Nonprofit organizations that serve residents in the Village and Town of Lowville are encouraged to apply for grant funding through the George R. Davis Fund for Lowville of the Northern New York Community Foundation. Complete proposals must be received or postmarked by Friday, April 24, 2020.
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 $15,000 is available in funding to support programs, projects and initiatives that seek to improve the quality of life in Lowville. In 2019, four projects were awarded grant funding totaling $10,000.
Grant proposals will be reviewed upon receipt with awards announced in early summer. Contact Kraig Everard, Community Foundation director of stewardship and programs, 315-782-7110, or firstname.lastname@example.org, for grant guidelines or to learn more about the George R. Davis Fund for Lowville.
Up to $40,000 in Funding Available to Nonprofits in Three Communities
Nonprofit organizations serving residents of Boonville, Constableville and Westernville are encouraged to apply for grant funding through the Kenneth V. and Jeannette Remp Sawyer Community Fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation. Complete proposals must be received or postmarked by Friday, April 24, 2020.
The fund was established in 2018 to support programs, projects and initiatives that broadly impact the quality of life in Boonville, Constableville and Westernville. The Northern New York Community Foundation administers this permanent, charitable legacy fund that makes grant awards annually. This year, up to $40,000 in funding is available. In 2019, 11 projects were awarded grant funding totaling $30,000.
Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer participated in many community events and activities through the years and served on local boards and committees. Mr. Sawyer was a Boonville native, served in the United States Army, and enjoyed a career at Layng Furniture Company and as a supervisor at Boonville’s Erwin Park. Most notably, he was a talented musician. Mr. Sawyer died in 2008. Mrs. Sawyer completed a successful career of more than 45 years at Rome Savings Bank and was an avid follower of the stock market. She remained an active community volunteer until her death in 2015.
Grant proposals will be reviewed upon receipt with awards announced by the Foundation in early summer. Contact Max DelSignore, Community Foundation assistant director, 315-782-7110, or email@example.com, for grant guidelines or to learn more about the Kenneth V. and Jeannette Remp Sawyer 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 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.