(Johnsburg, NY November 2009) The Trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation have announced they received 71 grant applications this year, a new record. Given the need, the trustees voted to increase the value of grants over what was awarded last year. Recipients of their 2009-2010 grant funding year include:
Fall of 2009
- Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York for their Adirondack Animals programs in elementary schools within the Adirondack Park
- Wells Memorial Library Association to expand the large print collection
- Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Warren County for youth programing
- First Night Saranac Lake for family entertainment.
- North Country Public Radio for Natural Selections programing.
- Adirondack Museum for their Cabin Fever series
- Pendragon Theatre for a fall-winter production brought to Tannery Pond Community Center and Indian Lake Theatre.
- Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Essex County for volunteer training and recognition
- Seagle Music Colony to bring staged childrens operas to various Adirondack communities
- Protect the Adirondacks! for their Adirondack Park Sustainable Forestry Project.
- North Creek Depot Museum for Johnsburg School Days education kits
- Upper Hudson Musical Arts, Inc. to help fund the cost of performances
- Caritas, Inc to help recruit and train new volunteers
- Warren-Hamilton Counties Community Action Agency to help stock food pantry shelves
- Greater Adirondack Perinatal Network to educate medical and health/human services providers who work with infants, young children and their families regarding the importance of early assessment of the social and emotional well-being of children under the age of three.
- North Country Ministry for community services
- The Association for the Hearing Impaired, Inc for public education in hearing issues
- Adirondack Community Trust to help develop a new community website tool
- Adirondack Architectural Heritage to support the program Exploring the Architecture of the Adirondacks
- Adirondack Curriculum Project for a student congress at the Wild Center
- Town of Webb Historical Association to purchase a computer projector with remote control
- North Country Life Flight to help purchase a Zoll AED Pro
- Kommunity Youth and Activity Center for activity and program support
- Keene Valley Neighborhood House to purchase 2 Wii and WiiFit systems
- Matching grant challenges were granted to: the Village of Keeseville Youth Program, Town of Johnsburg Youth Committee and Forever Wild PlayPark.
The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation is a private foundation created in December of 2000 to improve the Quality of Life for year round residents of the Adirondack Park.
Applications for 2010-2011 funding will be accepted between July 1, 2010 and August 31, 2010. The foundation can be contacted by writing PO Box 105, Johnsburg, NY 12843 or via their website http://www.PearsallFoundation.org