(Johnsburg, NY November 8, 2018) The trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation rotate the site of their Annual Meeting and Board Retreat around the Adirondack Park and this year it was held at Schroon Lake. While there the trustees met with 17 Schroon Lake area not-for-profits, organized by Roger Friedman, to discuss issues in the community and how the Pearsall Foundation might help.
The trustees also reviewed 47 grant applications, down from 61 the year before, and fully funded the requested amount for 26 of them and partially funded 7, including:
- The Johnsburg Chapter of Imagination Library providing free books monthly to children under 5 years of age.
- Moriah Central School to help fund their food backpack program.
- Historic Saranac Lake for strategic planning.
- Lake Placid Center for the Arts to help underwrite their School Day Matinee Programming.
- High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care for medical software equipment.
- Lake George Music Festival to purchase “Theatre Manager” software.
- First Night Saranac Lake to support their community New Year’s Eve events.
- Adirondack Research Consortium to support Student Scholar Research programming.
- Adirondack Engineers 4H Club of Plattsburgh to help the club compete in the annual FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition and to educate, expose and interest youth throughout the region in the robotics programs.
- Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory to support an 8-week astronomy program for 10 to 12-year olds in spring and next fall.
- Seagle Music Colony to bring children’s opera curriculum and performance to 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.
- Johnsburg Fine Arts for continued funding of the North Creek Mosaic Wall.
- Lake Placid Sinfonietta to support a school residency by a student Wind Quintet from the Eastman School of Music.
- Fort Ticonderoga Association to provide outreach programs to four Adirondack schools.
- Mountain Lake PBS to help underwrite their MLPB “Spotlight” programming.
- North Country Public Radio for underwriting.
- Ticonderoga Central Schools to support their student food backpack program.
- Tannery Pond Center, North Creek to underwrite artist fees of the Seagle Colony Children’s Opera, Trio Casals, and MozART Group.
- Silver Bay YMCA to support the Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center in Ticonderoga.
- View Arts Center of Old Forge to offer after school programs in grades 3 through 6 and home schools students ages 7 through 16.
- Keene Valley Library Association to support their five minute audio stories with photographs initiative.
- Our Town Theatre Group to support amateur playwrights, directors and actors producing an evening of free staged readings.
- Adirondacks Lakes Center for the Arts to bring Pendragon Theatre and Guild Thespian Puppets to the Arts Center off season.
- Adirondack Park Institute in Newcomb to provide funding for the 2019 Huntington Summer Lecture Series and the Lepidopterist-in-Residence at the VIC.
- Bluseed Studios of Saranac lake to support 7 Open Minded Mic events September through May.
- Indian Lake Theatre to defer costs of artist fees for their 2019 Music on Main Series.
- Adirondack Film Society in Lake Placid to support the 2018 Lake Placid Film Festival.
- Upper Jay Art Center to help underwrite presentation of “the Antipodes” by Annie Baer in February of 2019.
- Stony Creek Free Library to support their new “Winter Paint and Sip” program.
- Snarky Aarvark Films to support the High Peaks segment of “Charles Evans Hughes and the Adirondacks”
- Northern Adirondack Elementary School in Ellenburg Depot to support their BackPack Lunches Program on weekends.
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 funded 435 not-for-profit grant requests totaling over $724,000.
The next cycle of accepting grant applications will occur July 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019. The trustees have also decided that future grant applications will only be accepted online. Not for profit organization desiring reminder notifications as to when the grant proposal window is re-opened should “like” The Pearsall Foundation on FaceBook. 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. 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.