Grants Awarded

Pearsall Foundation Announces 43 Grants

(Johnsburg, NY November 5, 2020) Recognizing the financial stress social distancing and the COVID-19 crisis has placed on area not-for-profits, the trustees of The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation this year increased the dollar amount of grant awards over 50% from $87,195 awarded last year to $139,325 this year. The Foundation had agreed for this year to also consider funding non-for-profit operational costs as well as program-specific requests. Of the 60 grant proposals received, 43 were funded in whole or in part.

Area not-for-profits that received grants from the Pearsall Adirondack Foundation this year included:

  • Lake Placid Sinfonietta of Lake Placid to help offset the cost of student musician stipends.
  • First Night Saranac Lake of Saranac Lake for promotional and media costs.
  • Rural Preservation of Clinton County for EHRF housing repair awards for 4 to 5 households.
  • Adirondack Research Consortium of Paul Smiths for virtual research presentations.
  • Adirondack Park Institute of Newcomb for speaker program costs.
  • Ticonderoga Alumni Association to recoup losses from a canceled fund-raising golf tournament.
  • Tupper Lake Public Library for Covid-19 cleaning materials so that the library can stay open.
  • Adirondack Film Society of Lake Placid for virtual programming.
  • Friends of the Town of Chester Library for their new Imagination Library Program.
  • Moriah Central School Backpack Program for their food backpacks to students.
  • Fort Ticonderoga Association for their outreach efforts to schools in the North Country.
  • Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm of Essex to support the salary of the Mountain Top teacher.
  • Ticonderoga Central Schools for their food backpack program for students.
  • High Peaks Hospice of Saranac Lake for information materials on their services.
  • Thurman Station Association for 3 live programs and/or a promotional video.
  • YMCA Adirondack Center of Brant Lake to help offset the cost to local families of their North Warren After School Care Program.
  • Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County, Plattsburgh for their Adult Literacy Training Program.
  • The Hyde Museum, Glens Falls for their outreach to North Country families.
  • Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation to implement two new community-based environmental stewardship programs.
  • Adirondack Engineers 4H for competition fees, a 3D printer and regional STEM initiatives.
  • Battle of Plattsburgh Association of Plattsburgh for displays and interpretive signage.
  • Town of Chester to increase their library collection.
  • SUNY-ESF’s Northern Forest Institute of Newcomb to help cover the salary of the Outreach Program Manager.
  • Arts Guild of Old Forge, a/k/a The View, for Creative Family Craft Drop-in Programming.
  • Volunteer Transportation Center of Watertown to reimburse volunteer mileage.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County to help fund five family and youth programing, including offsetting office staff salaries.
  • Paul Smith’s VIC of Newcomb to retroactively help cover the cost of five staff.
  • Lake George Arts Project to cover the net salary of the Executive Director and Galley Director for two pay periods.
  • Whallonsburg Grange for streaming equipment, speakers fees and promotional materials.
  • Saranac Lake Youth Center for a commercial air cleaner in their youth center.
  • Upper Jay Art Center for film rights, event marketing and online productions.
  • Up Yonda Farm of Bolton Landing for 3 tablets, junior naturalists booklets and staff time.
  • Johnsburg Imagination Library for free monthly books to youngsters birth to 5.
  • Ticonderoga Arts for a metal Ogee Wall Hanging system.
  • Unrestricted grant to Silver Bay YMCA.
  • Seagle Music Colony of Schroon Lake for Children’s Opera Production.
  • Outdoor Emergency Services Group of Speculator for materials and labor for a new training center.
  • Adirondack Young Life (NY32) of Saranac Lake to help offset this year’s deficit.
  • Mountain Lakes PBS of Plattsburgh for their award-winning locally-produced program “Spotlight”.
  • Ticonderoga Revitalizations Alliance for their Trade Education Access Program.
  • Adirondack Foundation of Lake Placid for their Birth to Three childcare programming.
  • Pendragon Theatre of Saranac Lake to underwrite an original script on WW2 and its impact on local soldiers and families.
  • North Country Pubic Radio (NCPR) of Canton for program underwriting.

The Junior Trustees presented a proposal for their annual special grants. They selected Up Yonda Farm in Bolton Landing, NY as their Adirondack not-for-profit, and chose to combine their individual $500 awards into a single $1,000 award supporting programming and the Junior Naturalist program. The board approved their proposal.

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 535 grants totaling over $950,000. The next cycle of accepting grant applications will occur July 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021. Additional information on past grant recipients and the grant application process is available on the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation website at