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Adirondack Foundation Special and Urgent Needs Fund

Adirondack Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Leslee Mounger


The Adirondack Foundation Special and Urgent Needs Fund provides responsive grants to assist Adirondack communities and nonprofits during times of crisis. The fund can help an organization address short-term needs where a relatively small grant can assist with unanticipated, unbudgeted gaps in funding.

Funding priorities for the Foundation include:

  • Basic needs
  • Educational pathways
  • Economic vitalilty
  • Arts and culture
  • The environment

Grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations; groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; or other charitable organizations, such as schools, faith-based organizations, and other public entities.

The program service area is the Adirondack region of Northern New York, including Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties as well as the parts of Herkimer, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington counties within the Adirondack Park boundary and the Saint Regis Mohawk Reservation.

Geographic coverage
The Adirondack region of northern New York
Amount of funding

Grants will typically range between $250 to $2,500. In special cases, grants could be larger, if needed.

Application process

A link to the online application system is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · COVID-19 · Child care · Children and youth · Elderly population · Families · Food security and nutrition · Income support and assistance · New York

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.