Grants Awarded

Pearsall Foundation announces 38 grants funded

(Johnsburg, NY October 15, 2021) The trustees of The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation have announced this year’s awards to area not-for-profits. Of the 53 grant proposals received this year, 38 were funded in whole or in part.
Area not-for-profits that received grants from the Pearsall Adirondack Foundation this year included:
• $500 to Lake Placid Sinfonietta to help offset the cost of student musician stipends and performances.
• $500 to First Night Saranac Lake to purchase adult and youth admission buttons.
• $2,000 to Adirondack Park Institute, Newcomb NY for speaker program costs at Newcomb and summer naturalists at the Butterfly Project at Paul Smiths.
• $1,000 to Moriah Central School Backpack Program for their food backpack program.
• $2,000 to Fort Ticonderoga Association for their outreach efforts to schools in the North Country.
• $2,000 to Adirondack Engineers 4H, Plattsburgh, NY for competition fees, a new computer and outreach expenses.
• $2,000 to the Town of Chester Public Library for furniture in their children’s book area.
• $3,000 to the Adirondack North Country Association, Saranac Lake, NY for their zero interest SPIL loan program.
• $5,000 to Volunteer Transportation Center, Watertown, NY to reimburse volunteer mileage.
• $3,000 to the Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek, NY to help underwrite performances.
• $1,260 to Johnsburg Imagination Library for free monthly books to children ages birth to 5 years old.
• $5,000 to Silver Bay YMCA for their Open Pathway program enrollment fees for local children.
• $5,000 to the Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne, NY to winterize their blacksmith shop.
• $1,000 to the North Creek Railway Depot Preservation Association to digitize historic 16mm films in their collection and reproduce them in a more modern format.
• $3,000 to Historic Saranac Lake for video recording and streaming equipment.
• $5,000 to Mountain Lakes PBS, Plattsburgh NY for their award-winning locally produced program “Spotlight”.
• $5,000 to North Country Public Radio (NCPR), Canton NY for program underwriting.
• $1,500 to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Latham, NY for transportation costs in getting food to food banks in the north country.
• $2,000 to Lake George Music Festival for performance equipment in their new LGMF space.
• $1,775 to the Town of Minerva for an outdoor pulldown projector and 24 heavy duty chairs.
• $4,690 to the Lions Club, Long Lake, NY to offset Covid related fundraising cancellations and a replacement BBQ.
• $3,600 to Craigarden, Elizabethtown, NY to expand their garden share program.
• $2,500 to Tupper Lake Public Library as partial funding for 50 stackable chairs.
• $3,000 to Ticonderoga Festival Guild for artist fees, housing, stage set up, venue and production costs, insurance, and administrative fees.
• $4,000 to Seagle Music Festival, Schroon Lake, NY for singer fees, music director, stage and touring expenses.
• $2,000 to the Cranberry Lake North Shore Hub for a breakwall and gardens.
• $2,000 to Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc., Elizabethtown, NY for the purchase of food from the Northeastern NY Food Bank and its distribution locally.
• $2,500 to the Adirondack Research Consortium, Paul Smiths, NY for costs associated with student participation and student stipends.
• $5,700 to the Tri-County Literacy Center, Glens Falls, NY for adult literacy services in townships of Horicon, Chester and Warrensburg.
• $3,000 to Keene Valley Library for continuing work with the Adirondack Community Story Project and Our Story Bridge.
• $500 to the Historical Society of the Town of Chester for a computer and monitor.
• $5,000 to Arts Guild of Old Forge, d/b/a View for paper making equipment, supplies, and instructor fees.
• $5,000 to Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance for staff salary for the school programs coordinator.
• $2,000 to the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, Ray Brook, NY for an educational exhibit.
• $4,000 to Ticonderoga Central School for their food backpack program.
• $4,000 to Lake Placid Center for the Arts for visiting artist fees.
• $3,000 to High Peaks Hospice, Glens Falls, NY for educational and marketing material.
At the Pearsall Foundation Annual Meeting held September 23, 2021, the Junior Trustees presented a proposal for their annual special grants. They selected the Adirondack Community Outreach Center in North Creek, NY as their Adirondack not-for-profit, and chose to combine their individual $500 awards into a single $1,000 award supporting programming. The board approved their proposal. Impressed with the presentation of the Junior Trustees, two board trustees allocated their discretionary funds as well to the Outreach Center bringing the total funded to $3,000.
The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation was established in December of 2000 to help improve the quality of life for the year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. Since its inception it has awarded 593 grants totaling over $1,063,000. The next cycle of accepting grant applications will occur July 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022.
Additional information on past grant recipients and the grant application process is available on the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation website at