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Northern New York Community Foundation Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits in Eligible
Counties to Improve the Quality of Life

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Northern New York Community Foundation

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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations in eligible counties to support innovative projects, programs, and initiatives that improve the quality of life for residents. Funding is intended for the following areas of focus: health and wellness, recreation, human services, arts and culture, families and youth, education, and community development. Projects must benefit residents of Jefferson and Lewis counties.

The Community Foundation awards grants to programs and projects that are responsive to changing community needs. It encourages grant requests designed for meaningful and valuable impact in Northern New York. Proposals will also be evaluated based on the quality of planning, leadership, support, funding available for disbursement, passion, and vision expressed in the application.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175550

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests of $5,000 or less may be approved at the committee level. Larger grant requests are referred to the Board of Directors with a committee recommendation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Northern New York Community Foundation community grant program allows tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are reviewed four times each year. Applicants will be notified of the grant award or denial by letter after the Board of Directors meeting. St. Lawrence County grant proposals are reviewed twice a year and must be submitted by Friday, April 24, 2020, and Friday, July 24, 2020, to be considered.

2020 Grant Application Deadlines
- Friday, January 24
- Friday, April 24
- Friday, July 24
- Friday, October 23

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To learn more about the Community Foundation’s grant process, please contact Max DelSignore, Assistant Director, at

Northern New York Community Foundation
131 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: 315-782-7110
Fax: 315-782-0047

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USA: New York: Jefferson and Lewis counties

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