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PEARSALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 33 GRANTS

The trustees reviewed 54 grant applications, down from 19 percent from the year before, and fully funded the requested amount for 22 of them and partially funded 11.

(Johnsburg, NY October 12, 2015) The trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation have awarded 22 fully funded grants to not-for-profit organizations this year, with 11 groups receiving partial funding. 

A total of 54 not-for-profit grant applications were received, a drop of 19 percent from the previous year, according to a news release from the foundation. 

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

  • Adirondack Curriculum Project, Newcomb, to help support the project’s annual local high school student conference at the Wild Center, Tupper Lake.
  • Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne, to support their Blacksmith Rendezvous.
  • Adirondack Park Institute, to underwrite its Summer 2016 Lecture Series.
  • Adirondack North Country Association, to help underwrite the publicity and hosting of its Adirondack Buyer Days Trade Show.
  • Adirondack Research Consortium at Paul Smiths, to support their annual college student research program.
  • Anderson Falls Heritage Society, Keeseville, to purchase a digital camera, TV, laptop and software to preserve its collections.
  • Bluseed Studios, Saranac Lake, to help underwrite the organization’s Live at BluStage Performance Series.
  • BRI’s Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, to help establish an Adirondack office.
  • CanAdirondack Engineers 4-H Club, to help underwrite their participation in the annual FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition.
  • Clifton Fine Economic Development Corp., to purchase a new music system for the local community center.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County, to purchase new camping gear for its 4-H Adirondack Guides Program.
  • Creative Healing Connections, Bakers Mills, to support their caregivers retreat.
  • First Night Saranac Lake, for the cost of admission buttons to its New Year’s Eve Festival.
  • GardenShare, Canton, to support the biennial North Country Food Day Youth Summit.
  • High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care, with offices in Saranac Lake, Mineville and Queensbury, to support volunteer training programs.
  • Johnsburg Fine Arts, to provide additional funding for the North Creek Mosaic Project.
  • Lake Placid Center for the Arts, to support its School Day Matinee Program.
  • Lake Placid Sinfonietta, to support its school outreach program.
  • Long Lake Friends of Music, to support its December Concert.
  • North Country Ministry, North Creek, to create educational space in its facility.
  • North Country Public Radio, to support its programming, including “Natural Section.”
  • Moriah Central School and Ticonderoga Central School, for their backpack program that provides nutritious food to children of low-income families during the weekends.
  • Our Town Theatre Group, North Creek, to support the “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” performances.
  • Seagle Music Colony, Schroon Lake, to support the Children’s Opera program for 5,400 grade school students in 18 Adirondack schools.
  • Silver Bay YMCA to provide scholarships to low-income Adirondack families for the “Vacations Made Possible” Program.
  • Tannery Pond Community Center Association, North Creek, to support the Oscar Seagle Colony Children’s Opera Program in July 2016.
  • Tannery Pond Community Center Association, North Creek, for its ongoing “Teenagers Only” Program.
  • Ticonderoga Festival Guild, for sound and lighting equipment for the newly formed Ticonderoga Festival Guild Players Community Theatre Group.
  • Upper Jay Art Center, for folding chairs and a back-up generator so it can extend its season from summer only to year-round.
  • Warren-Hamilton Counties Community Action, to re-stock the Indian Lake Food Pantry.
  • Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York, to present “Silent Wings” programming in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the Adirondack Park.
  • “Imagination Library” in Johnsburg, to underwrite half the cost of free books to enrolled children.

Last year, the Pearsall Foundation established an “Imagination Library Challenge.” This new initiative provides up to $100,000 for four years to underwrite 50 percent of the cost of “Imagination Library” books for enrolled youngsters living within the Adirondack Park. 

“Imagination Library” provides, free of charge, a book a month to each enrolled child from birth to age 5. In Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties, the Charles R. Wood Foundation is now picking up 100 percent of that cost and has expressed a willingness, in select cases, to match the Pearsall Foundation grant in the other Adirondack Park counties. 

Additional information on Dolly Parton’s “Imagination Library” can be found online at www.imaginationlibrary.com. 

The Glenn and Carol Adirondack Foundation is a private foundation established in 2000 and is “dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park.” Since its inception, the foundation has funded 333 not-for-profit grant requests totaling over $524,000. 

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

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