The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund continues to accept grant applications from eligible nonprofit charities until the submission deadline of August 31, 2018, according to Caroline Putman, Chair of the Community Fund’s Independent Advisory Committee. Grant information and application forms may be obtained from the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund website at ATCCF.org/nonprofits.
The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund was established in 2009. The primary mission is to perpetuate the spirit of giving that is integral to the quality of life in our region by providing flexible options for planned giving. The resulting yearly Lend-a-Hand Grants help improve the quality of life and address issues of common concern in the area. In 2017, the Community Fund allocated $52,217 towards 29 Lend-a-Hand Grants. These grants funded local, nonprofit organizations’ programs in such diverse areas as mental health services, homelessness prevention, youth services, and the arts.
Grant recipients will be announced by the Fund’s Independent Advisory Committee in December. The Community Fund welcomes nonprofit organizations to apply for grants that represent new and creative programs. Over the past seven years, the Community Fund has provided 130 grants in excess of $245,000 in Lend-A-Hand Grants.