(Johnsburg, NY November 2011) The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation increased their funding to not-for-profits by over 24% this year funding all or in part 26 grant applications out of 68 received.
Our fiscal year ends June 30th, said current President Glenn L. Pearsall, and we were pleased that our investment portfolio return for the prior 12 months exceeded 31%. We were able to pass on much of this growth with increased grant funding this year. In 2010 the Foundation had also increased its funding due to a perception of increased need within the Park. The 10 year old private foundation annually provides funding through a grant application process to not-for-profit programs to improve the quality of life for year round residents of the Adirondack Park.
Not-for-profits receiving grant funding this year included:
- First Night Saranac Lake for printing of posters and programs
- Friends of Schroon Lake Public Library for DVDs and movie license for winter shows
- Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society for their “Cornerstone” Project
- Piano by Nature to cover artists fees for 10 concerts
- Seagle Music Colony to introduce Opera to 4,500 grade school children
- Upper Jay Arts Center to support their ongoing programming efforts
- Clarkson University/Reh Center for Entrepreneurship to support their “My Small Business 102” classes for artists
- Boonville Black River Canal Museum for their historic Canal Boat restoration project
- Warren-Washington County Community Action Agency to help re-stock their food pantry in anticipation of the need to provide 50,000 meals this year
- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County to replace a 10 year old computer server
- Tannery Pond Community Center Association for their “Teenagers Only!” programming
- Adirondack Research Consortium to support their juried student paper program
- Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY to support their “Adirondack Animals” program in area schools
- North Country Public Radio for ongoing support of their “Natural Selections” series
- Johnsburg Youth Athletics for uniforms and equipment to town youth teams
- Essex County Historical Society in support of the Adirondack Fire towers exhibit
- Friends of Oak Mountain for youth ski programming
- Adirondack Curriculum Project for their “Adirondack Day” at the Wild Center
- Upper Hudson Musical Arts for their Crane School of Music concert
- The Art Co-op of Schroon Lake for winter art classes and main street storefront
- Traditional Arts in Upstate NY to support a series on song and story sharing programming
- Johnsburg Fine Arts for classes and materials for the North Creek Mosaic Project
- Adirondack Museum for their winter “Cabin Fever” series
- Indian Lakes Theatre for their “Hamilton County Reads Beyond Books” program
- Mountain Lakes PBS to assist in the production of “Spotlight”
The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation is a private foundation created in December of 2000 to improve the Quality of Life for year round residents of the Adirondack Park.
Applications for 2012-2013 funding will be accepted between July 1, 2012 and August 31, 2012. The foundation can be contacted by writing PO Box 105, Johnsburg, NY 12843 or through their website http://www.PearsallFoundation.org.