Not-for-profits receive grant awards from local foundation

The trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation have announced this year’s awards to area not-for-profits. Of the 53 grant proposals received this year, 38 were funded in whole or in part.

Area not-for-profits that received grants from the Pearsall Adirondack Foundation this year included:

¯ $500 to Lake Placid Sinfonietta of Lake Placid to help offset the cost of student musician stipends and performances

¯ $500 to First Night Saranac Lake of Saranac Lake to purchase adult and youth admission buttons

¯ $2,000 to Adirondack Park Institute for speaker program costs at Newcomb and summer naturalists at their Butterfly Project at Paul Smiths

¯ $3,000 to the Adirondack North Country Association for their zero interest SPIL loan program

¯ $3,000 to Historic Saranac Lake for video recording and streaming equipment.

¯ $4,690 to the Lions Club of Long Lake as bridge funds since they were unable to hold their fundraising barbecue last year due to the coronavirus pandemic

¯ $3,600 to Craigarden of Elizabethtown to expand their garden share program

¯ $2,500 to Tupper Lake Public Library as partial funding for 250 stackable chairs

¯ $4,000 to Seagle Music Festival of Schroon Lake for singer fees, music director, stage and touring expenses

¯ $2,000 to the Cranberry Lake North Shore Hub for a breakwall and gardens

¯ $2,000 to Adirondack Community Action Programs of Elizabethtown for the purchase of food from the Northeaster New York Food bank and its distribution locally

¯ $2,500 to the Adirondack Research Consortium, of Paul Smiths, for costs associated with student participation and student stipends

¯ $3,000 to Keene Valley Library for local programming

¯ $2,000 to the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation for an educational exhibit

¯ $4,000 to Lake Placid Center for the Arts for visiting artists’ fees

¯ $3,000 to High Peaks Hospice for educational and marketing material

At the Pearsall Foundation annual meeting held Sept. 23, the junior trustees presented a proposal for their annual special grants. They selected the Adirondack Community Outreach Center in North Creek as their Adirondack not-for-profit, and chose to combine their individual $500 awards into a single $1,000 award supporting programming. The board approved their proposal. Impressed with the presentation of the junior trustees, two board trustees allocated their discretionary funds as well to the Outreach Center, bringing the total funded to $3,000.

The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation was established in December of 2000 to help improve the quality of life for the year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. Since its inception it has awarded 593 grants totaling over $1,063,000. The next cycle of accepting grant applications will happen July 1 to Aug. 31, 2022. Additional information on past grant recipients and the grant application process is available on the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation website at www.pearsallfoundation.org.


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