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PEARSALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 40 GRANTS

(Johnsburg, NY October 20, 2019) The trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation rotate the place of their Annual Meeting and Board Retreat around the Adirondack Park each year. This year it was held at Silver Bay YMCA on Lake George. While there the trustees met with 19 not-for-profits in the Ticonderoga/Northern Lake George Region, organized by Steve Boyce, and hosted by Silver Bay YMCA. The group discussed challenges in their community and how the Pearsall Foundation might help.

The trustees also reviewed 65 grant applications, up from 47 from the year before, and fully funded the requested amount for 28 of them and partially funded 12, including:

The trustees also approved a special award of $2,500 to the Adirondack Foundation (formerly ACT) to help fund their Working Family child care options study and their Affordable Housing through energy-efficiency program.

The foundation also added two Junior Trustees members to the board this year who presented proposals for two special $500 awards. The Junior Trustees selected the Wild Center in Tupper Lake and the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington as their Adirondack not-for-profit. The board approved both proposals.

The Glenn and Carol Adirondack Foundation, “dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park”, was founded in 2000. Since its inception, the foundation has funded 475 not-for-profit grant requests totaling over $811,000. Typically, the Foundation annually gifts 5% of the Foundation’s fiscal year end portfolio value.

The next cycle of accepting grant applications will occur July 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. Grant applications are accepted online. Not-for-profit organization desiring reminder notifications as to when the grant proposal window is re-opened should “like” The Pearsall Foundation on Facebook. Additional information on past grant recipients and the grant application process is available on the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation website: www.pearsallfoundation.org.