Grants Awarded

Pearsall Foundation Announces 32 grants funded

Johnsburg, NY. The Glenn and Carol Adirondack Foundation is a private foundation established in 2000 “dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park.” Since its inception, the foundation has funded more than 600 not-for-profit grant requests totaling over $1.2 million dollars.

The trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation held their annual meeting and board retreat in Saranac Lake. The trustees started the weekend retreat at a gathering of 18 representatives from Tri-Lakes region not-for-profits, organized by Historic Saranac Lake, to discuss issues in the community.

The trustees reviewed 73 grant applications totaling $378,332, fully funded the requested amount for 18 of them, partially funded 14, and approved the annual underwriting for NCPR, for a total of $105,250 awarded.

  • Saranac Lake Artworks to develop an economic arts symposium.
  • Belden Noble Memorial Library, Essex NY for ADA compliant signage and shelving and promotional materials to increase library user awareness.
  • Town of Chester Senior Center for furniture.
  • Volunteer Transportation Center Foundation, Inc., Watertown NY to reimburse mileage for volunteer drivers.
  • Hillview Free Library, Diamond Point NY for their Adirondack Enrichment programming.
  • Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake NY to support theatrical production costs.
  • Tannery Pond Center, North Creek NY for winter performances.
  • The Hub on the Hill, Essex NY to purchase a freezer to expand processing capacity.
  • Up Yonda Farm, Bolton Landing NY for homeschool programming.
  • Caroga Arts Collective, Caroga Lake NY to expand educational and performance programming.
  • Upper Jay Art Center for winter play production expenses.
  • AdkAction, Keeseville NY for outreach materials for the Adirondack Pollinator Project.
  • Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance to fund a part-time position to develop and coordinate a childcare program.
  • Lake Placid Center for the Arts for preforming artist fees.
  • The Lake George Arts Project to invest in artist stipends and exhibition promotional materials.
  • The Wild Center, Tupper Lake NY to support the Adirondack Youth Climate Summit.
  • High Peaks Hospice, Glens Falls NY for patient wound care supplies.
  • Mountain Lakes PBS, Plattsburgh NY to support the Spotlight program.
  • Newcomb Historical Museum for a desktop computer to develop an archival database.
  • Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm, Essex NY to purchase food for the Sprouts Daycare Program.
  • Tupper Arts, Inc. for weekly STEAM classes.
  • Minerva CSD to purchase bread for the backpack program.
  • Historic Saranac Lake for school programs.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County 4H, Lewis NY for winter gear, supplies and transportation for winter life skills and outdoor safety programming.
  • Ticonderoga Festival Guild for an Adirondack Jazz orchestra concert.
  • Ticonderoga Central School to purchase food for the backpack program.
  • Seagle Festival, Schroon Lake NY for singer and director fees.
  • Adirondack Park Institute, Newcomb NY to help fund the student intern and artist-in-residence programs.
  • Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Latham NY to help underwrite costs for the annual North Country Conference.
  • Craigardan, Elizabethtown NY to purchase local food for the Free Food Fridge.
  • Adirondack Research Consortium, Paul Smiths NY for student stipends and waived fees for the Student Scholar program.
  • Moriah Central School to purchase food for the backpack program.
  • North Country Public Radio for annual underwriting.

The Junior Trustees presented a proposal for their annual special grants. They selected the Seagle Festival in Schroon Lake, NY as their Adirondack not-for-profit, and chose to combine their individual $500 awards into a single $1,000 award supporting the children’s opera program. The board approved their proposal.

The next cycle of accepting grant applications will occur July 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023. Additional information on past grant recipients and the online grant application process is available on the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation website at