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Generous Acts: A Force for Good Grant Program for New York


The Adirondack Foundation is seeking applications for its Generous Acts: A Force for Good Grant Program to address needs and identify opportunities where philanthropic dollars can make a positive difference.

Donor Name: Adirondack Foundation

State: New York

Counties: Clinton County (NY), Franklin County (NY), Essex County (NY), Hamilton County (NY), St. Lawrence County (NY), Warren, Herkimer County (NY), Washington County (NY)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/01/2022

Grant Size:$10,000 – $20,000


Adirondack Foundation  seeks applications that are mindful of underserved populations, help address racial, economic, or other disparities, and demonstrate collaboration and community buy-in. As the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 persist, the foundation recognize the importance of working together toward a brighter, more inclusive future. Generous Acts grants are single-year competitive awards focused on meeting pressing needs or investing in long-term change in the following priority areas.

Funding Priorities

  • Basic Needs: Their vision for Basic Needs is that residents of all ages have equitable access to affordable and nutritious food, stable housing, and opportunities for healthy living. They seek to strengthen the social safety net, assist with emergency relief, ensure access to quality support networks – from home health aides to child care to financial literacy, and more.
  • Educational Pathways: Their two-part vision for Educational Pathways is
    • that all children benefit from high-quality early learning and development, and
    • all learners have meaningful opportunities to pursue post-secondary education, career training, and pathways to gainful employment and fulfilling lives. They seek to foster a systems-approach for cradle-to-career education, support early childhood development, invest in college- and career-preparedness, bolster life-skills and basic literacy, and more.
  • Economic Vitality + Civic Engagement: Their vision for Economic Vitality + Civic Engagement is that thriving communities provide equitable and just economic opportunity, attract residents and businesses, and inspire civic engagement. They seek to invest in community-led initiatives to enhance quality of life and fuel the economy, support workforce development and business sustainability, retain residents and encourage visitors to move here, and more.

Funding Information

Typical grants range from $2,500 – $5,000, with a few in the $10,000 – $20,000 range.

Eligibility Criteria

Nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities located in or serving the people of the Adirondack Region, defined for this purpose as all of Clinton, Franklin, Essex, and Hamilton counties as well as the parts of St. Lawrence, Warren, Herkimer, and Washington counties within the Adirondack Park boundary.

For more information, visit Adirondack Foundation.

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