Adirondack Research + Surveys

Targeted research and surveys help us track nonprofit trends, bring attention to emerging issues, dig deeper into specific topics, and identify promising solutions. This helps us keep a pulse on how philanthropy can make a difference for the Adirondack region. Explore more below…

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    Most Promising Jobs Report

    Adirondack Foundation publishes the "Most Promising Jobs of the Adirondack North Country" report — a guide designed to empower youth, families, educators, and career seekers with valuable insights into the employment landscape of New York’s North Country. 

    Read the Report
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    A Place to Start: Adirondack Housing Resources

    This resource, created in partnership with Northern Forest Center, is a compilation existing best practices and resources to address our communities' housing needs.   This resource provides a starting point to accelerate the process for finding housing solutions.

    Read the Housing Resource
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    COVID-19 Impacts on Nonprofits in the Adirondacks

    Two surveys, completed in partnership with the Cloudsplitter Foundation, are helping us track the impacts of COVID-19 on nonprofits in the region. Read our latest findings from fall 2020 here. You can also find findings from the spring 2020 survey here.

    See Highlights from the Survey
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    Meeting the Needs of Adirondack Communities

    This report identifies critical needs and highlights existing efforts and new initiatives seeking to improve the quality of life in our region. Each section makes daunting social issues feel more tangible and accessible through personal stories.

    Read the Report Here
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    Economic Impact of Adirondack Nonprofits

    Read an economic impact study, which combines financial information from 36 nonprofit organizations to demonstrate how nonprofits help to drive the regional economy.  You can also view an interactive summary of the report here.

    Read the Full Study Here
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    Food Backpack Programming in the Adirondacks

    This report looks at public school-based food backpack programs to better understand their scale, scope, and scaffolding. The average per-child cost for these programs, which provide more than 1,100 students across the Adirondacks, is $183 for 30 weeks. Raising the necessary funds is among the challenges they face.

    Read the Full Report Here
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    Funding Gaps and Overlaps in the Adirondacks

    In summer 2018, Foundation intern Kayla Logar from Colgate's Upstate Institute was tasked with researching gaps and overlaps in philanthropic funding of the nonprofit organizations that provide essential and enriching services to residents across the Adirondack region.

    Read the Full Study Here