(Johnsburg, NY November 11, 2016) This year the trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation held their Annual Meeting and Board Retreat in Keeseville. While there they visited the CanAmerican Engineers 4H Club in West Chazy, Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh and AARCH in Keeseville.
58 grant applications for funding were received this year and the foundation funded, all or in part, 33 of them, including:
Adirondack not-for-profits who received funding for their projects this year included:
- Johnsburg Chapter of Imagination Library bringing free books monthly to children under 5 years of age.
- Moriah Central School to help fund their food backpack program.
- Saranac Lake Youth Center to support their teenager’s facility and programing.
- Lake Placid Center for the Arts to help underwrite their School Day Matinee Programming.
- Lake George Music Festival to purchase office equipment.
- First Night Saranac Lake to support their community New Years Eve events.
- Johnsburg Historical Society to underwrite additional signage at the historic John Thurman site at “Elm Hill”.
- Adirondack Research Consortium to support Student Scholar Research programming.
- CanAdirondack Engineers 4H Club to help fund additional equipment so that they can compete in the annual FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition.
- Adirondack Public Observatory to help underwrite equipment for an interactive classroom.
- Pendragon Theatre to fund expanding student workshops.
- Seagle Music Colony to bring children’s opera curriculum and performance to 15 Adirondack schools.
- Adirondack Curriculum Project to support the annual Adirondack Day at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake.
- Ticonderoga Festival Guild to support expansion of free children’s performing arts offerings.
- Champlain Valley Outdoor Educators Cooperative to staff field classes and fund creation of educational materials for four Essex County schools to experience, study and draw conclusions about water quality and the aquatic biology of the Boquet River.
- North County Ministry to send 5 staff members and 7 key board members to “Bridges Out of Poverty” training sessions as well as help fund food for students attending the YMCA Adirondack Outreach Center in Brant Lake.
- Johnsburg Fine Arts for continued funding of the North Creek Mosaic Wall and partnering with the Johnsburg Summer Youth Program.
- Lake Placid Sinfonietta to support a two day in-school residency by the Eastman School of Music Wind Quintet and performance of “Quintensity” in two Adirondack schools.
- Northern Forest Canoe Trails to increase scholarship amounts so that Adirondack children can take advantage of a 5 day paddling trip led by local outfitters and an intern to learn outdoor skills, leadership and an appreciation of environment responsibility.
- View in Old Forge to support After School programming.
- Adirondack Marathon a one-time gift to help cover recent financial shortfalls.
- Fort Ticonderoga Association to provide outreach programs to four Adirondack schools.
- Mountain Lake PBS to help underwrite their MLPB “Spotlight” programming.
- Wildlife Conservation Society to help underwrite their efforts to engage local communities to find a common ground between environmental protection and maintaining the economic viability of Adirondack communities.
- Upper Jay Art Center to help underwrite their winter play, keeping admission fees voluntary.
- North Country Public Radio for underwriting.
- Ticonderoga Central Schools to support their student food backpack program.
- Adirondack Council to support the Council’s efforts to organize and host community meetings and provide meaningful follow-up.
- Whallonsburg Grange to install acoustical panels to improve the audibility and sound quality for their films, lectures and performances.
- Tannery Pond Center, North Creek for new equipment and technology up-grades and helping underwrite the Seagle Colony Children’s Opera performance there in July of 2017.
- Wildlife Institute of N.Y. to underwrite their “Silent Wings” programs in elementary, middle and high school students with the Park.
- Up Yonda Farm in Bolton Landing to purchase materials to construct a larger, more permanent butterfly exhibit.
- Adirondack Community Outreach Center to support their student food backpack program.
The Glenn and Carol Adirondack Foundation is a private foundation established in 2000 and “dedicated to improving the quality of life for year round residents of the Adirondack Park.” Since its inception, the foundation funded 366 not-for-profit grant requests totaling over $582,000.
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.