Geographic Fund Now Accepting Proposals to Aid Local Initiatives, Projects
ADAMS — Nonprofit organizations that serve residents of the southern Jefferson County region may now apply for 2020 grant funding from the Six Town Community Fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation.
The fund supports projects, activities, and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for residents of Adams, Ellisburg, Henderson, Lorraine, Rodman, and Worth. Grant applications must be received or postmarked no later than Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Successful projects or programs should advance community programs, projects and initiatives that will have yearlong, meaningful impact across the region. This year, the geographic-specific fund will award up to $5,000. Now is the time for qualified applicants to identify organizational needs, complete a project budget, and line up additional funding sources.
“We welcome all nonprofit organizations that serve to improve the quality of life in our south Jefferson County communities to consider this opportunity,” said Dave Zembiec, Six Town Community Fund committee chairman. “We are pleased to work with all who are dedicated to strengthening our region.”
Since 2015, the Six Town Community Fund has awarded a total of $38,550 in grants to 34 different community service projects and programs in southern Jefferson County. These have included community improvement projects, youth programs, new events, equipment purchases, and facility upgrades. Projects are evaluated based on their overall community benefit, effective use of grant money, and the ability of the applicant to successfully implement the project.
The Charles and Fern Brown Fund of the Community Foundation has provided support for several Six Town Community Fund awards. Visit www.issuu.com/nnycf to read past issues of “Six Town Connections” and learn about projects the Six Town Community Fund has made possible.
Interested organizations should contact Max DelSignore, Northern New York Community Foundation assistant director at 315-782-7110, or firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss potential projects.
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.