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Adirondack Foundation Special and Urgent Needs Fund

Adirondack Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Andrea Grout


The Adirondack Foundation Special and Urgent Needs Fund provides grants for nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools in Adirondack communities.

Critical areas of need in response to COVID-19 include:
  • Food insecurity
  • Access to child care
  • Assistance for low wage workers and elderly residents
  • Disparities heightened by the pandemic

Applications related to the costs of reopening to the public will be considered. Priority will be given to organizations providing the following essential services: child or elder care, education, healthcare, and emergency services.

Funds are also available to help with emergency repairs whose sudden and unexpected failure interferes with provision of services and other unanticipated expenses that hinder the operation of the organization.


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 $5,000. 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 · Child care · Children and youth · Elderly population · Families · Food security and nutrition · Income support and assistance · Infectious diseases · 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.