Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region announces 2023 grants
Nearly $32,000 awarded to 30 community organizations
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023
The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) at Adirondack Foundation has announced its 2023 grant recipients.
This year, over two dozen organizations from the towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva and Schroon received CGMR funding, totaling nearly $32,000. Grants were awarded to programs and projects that address community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation and programs for youth, seniors and veterans. The fund has awarded over $270,000 since being established in 2005.
“Every year, we’re amazed to learn about the incredible work people are doing in our communities,” said Mindy Preuninger of the CFGMR committee. “This year’s grant recipients demonstrate passion and dedication to making life in the Gore Mountain region the best it can be.”
The following organizations received funding this year:
- Adirondack Community Outreach Center for the 2023 Kids Summer Meals Program; this grant is made in honor of the McGee Whitney family.
- Adirondack Community Outreach Center for The Pantry Goes to Market.
- Friends of the Town of Johnsburg Parks for summer program sponsorship.
- Friends of the Town of Johnsburg Parks for making natural connections at Ski Bowl Park.
- Helpers Fund for Town of Chester Senior Center.
- Johnsburg Central School for cooking classes.
- Johnsburg Central School for From Sprout to Salad: Harvesting Healthy Habits.
- Johnsburg Historical Society for newsletters announcing and documenting the grand opening of the museum and 50th anniversary.
- Johnsburg’s Jr Outdoor Club to continue to grow programs.
- Johnsburg Youth Committee for general activities for youth.
- Minerva Central School District for Parents as Partners.
- Minerva Historical Society for preserving our community through “Woods and Water.”
- Minerva Service Organization for Minerva Central School District Backpack Program.
- New York Ski Education Foundation for scholarship support for underserved snowsport athletes enrolled in the New York Ski Educational Foundation’s Gore Mountain program.
- North Creek Depot Preservation Association for reprinting of the book “Theodore Roosevelt’s The Night Ride to Presidency.”
- Our Town Theatre for the OTTG musical Godspell; this grant is made in memory of Ernest Johnson.
- Paradox Lake Association for improving the detection of invasive species in Paradox Lake.
- Rotary Club of Chestertown for basic needs fulfillment through the Chestertown Community share site.
- Schroon Lake Central School District for enhancing connections to the community.
- Schroon Lake Public Library for Literacy Link: the School/Public Library Connection.
- Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society for Mission Possible: To Preserve and Protect.
- Seagle Festival for The Ugly Duckling: A Children’s Opera.
- Tannery Pond Center for Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company.
- Town of Chester for Chester Horicon Youth Commission; this grant is made in honor of Woody Widlund.
- Town of Chester Public Library for Tech Support Services: Troubleshooting Your Personal Digital Devices.
- Town of Horicon for Town of Horicon Cemetery headstone revitalization and repair.
- Town of Horicon for historic Heintzelman Library restoration.
- Town of Horicon Historical Society for doors and screens for Horicon and Adirondack Annex.
- Town of Minerva for Minerva 55 Alive.
- Town of Minerva for providing for our future generation.
“Our grant allowed us to bring the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, who routinely perform at the Egg in Albany, to Tannery Pond Center, bringing a very accomplished dance group to North Creek and the Gore Mountain region,” said Candice Murray, executive director of the Tannery Pond Center. “The grant also allows us to keep ticket prices low allowing many guests to attend and to donate tickets to our local libraries and food pantries for guests who could not otherwise attend. We appreciate the continued support of the Adirondack Foundation.”
“With support from CFGMR, we will provide our children with better equipment for all sports and let us expand our program to provide more options for the kids,” said Katelyn Hill, director of the youth commission for Horicon and Chestertown. “The one goal of this is to make sure the kids are active, healthy and having fun while learning how to be a part of a team.”
To learn more about community funds at Adirondack Foundation, contact Lisa Bramen at [email protected].