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PEARSALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 36 GRANTS

The trustees reviewed 67 grant applications, and fully funded or partially funded the requested amount for 36 of them.

(Johnsburg, NY November 7, 2014) The trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation have announced that they have funded, all or in part, a record 36 of the 67 grant applications they received this year. 

Adirondack not-for-profits who received funding for their projects this year included:

  • Adirondack Curriculum Project, Newcomb to help support their “Adirondack Challenge” bringing together area school students and teachers to share their Adirondack projects at the Wild Center, Tupper Lake
  • Adirondack Research Consortium, Paul Smiths to support their annual high school and college student student scholar program
  • Creative Healing Connections, Bakers Mills to support their caregivers retreat
  • First Night Saranac Lake for insurance for the New Years Festival
  • Friends of Schroon Lake Public Library to support their in-house movie DVD program and senior memoir initiative
  • Indian Lake Theater to help facilitate a year-long presentation series on the former Finch Pruyn/Nature Conservancy Lands
  • Johnsburg Fine Arts for continued support on the Main Street Mosaic Project
  • Lake George Music Festival for professional music folders
  • Lake Placid Center for the Arts to help underwrite their School Day Matinee Program
  • Lake Placid Sinfonietta to support a two day in-school residency program and workshops by college music conservatory students
  • Lakes to Locks Passage, Crown Point to support their stories of the town’s mining history project
  • North Country Hardship Fund, North River to support their efforts to provide short term relief for those suffering from a recent tragedy such as motor vehicle accident, serious illness or house fire
  • North Country Public Radio to help underwrite their on-going “Natural Sections” program and a new “Great Conversation” with Dr. Curt Stagar program
  • Northern Adirondack Elementary School, Ellenburg Depot, to support their back pack lunches program
  • Northern Forest Center to support technical assistance, training, worker education and other services to wood manufacturers within the Adirondack Park
  • Paul Smith’s College to support their collaborative efforts to monitor the spread of Lyme Disease in the Adirondacks
  • Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake to support their 2nd Annual Young Playwright’s Festival for junior and senior high students in the Park
  • Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living, Northville to help cover the costs of their successful senior bus program
  • Seagle Music Colony, Schroon Lake to support their efforts to introduce opera to 5,400 grade school students in 18 Adirondack schools
  • Tannery Pond Community Center Association, North Creek to support their on-going “Teenagers Only” Program
  • The Adirondack Carousel, Saranac lake to support their 3rd Annual “Dr. Seuss Across America” event
  • The Glove Performing Arts Center, Gloversville to support a summer enrichment program for children ages 6-18 culminating in a live production 
  • Saranac Lake SkatePark Committee for final construction of a 5,200 sq ft SkatePark in downtown Saranac Lake
  • Town of Johnsburg Library, North Creek for new wall carpeting for their gallery space
  • Wildlife Conservation Society, Saranac Lake to distribute plant identification charts to 12 Adirondack schools, colleges and nature centers as part of their Northern Forest Atlas Project
  • Ticonderoga Central Schools and Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga to support their successful back pack lunch program
  • Town of Willsboro to support the Battle of Boquet Trail and Kayak Race
  • Up Yonda Farm, Bolton Landing to support 2 visits to 2 schools and 28 hours of outreach to students pre-k through 6th grade
  • Upper Jay Art Center to support their January Jams weekly open mic programs
  • Warren-Hamilton Community Action Agency to help re-stock their food pantry
  • Warrensburg Elementary School Drama Club for costumes and supplies for their “Improv for Writers” class
  • Warrensburg Beautification for architectural plans to help support the preservation of the 1873 Miles Thomas House
  • Whallonsburg Grange Hall for historical and community event signage
  • Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY, Saratoga to present “Silent Wings” programming in elementary, middle and high schools within the Adirondack Park 

This year was also the first funding under the foundation’s “Imagination Library Challenge”. This new initiative provides 50% of the cost of “Imagination Library” for enrolled youngsters living within the Adirondack Park for 4 years up to $100,000. “Imagination Library” provides, free of charge, a book a month to each enrolled child from birth to age 5. Clinton County Literacy Volunteers was awarded 50% funding for the 623 youngsters they have enrolled in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton Counties and the Johnsburg Central School was awarded 50% funding for the 37 youngsters enrolled within the Johnsburg School District. 

The Glenn and Carol Adirondack Foundation is a private foundation created in 2000 “to improve the quality of life for year round residents of the Adirondack Park.” Since its inception, the foundation has funded 300 grant requests totaling over $468,000. 

Additional information past grant recipients and the grant application process is available on the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation website: www.pearsallfoundation.org. 

Information of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program is available online at http://www.imaginationlibrary.com

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