Essex Community Fund accepting applications through May 22

Wednesday, April 12, 2023


ESSEX — The Essex Community Fund (ECF) at Adirondack Foundation invites local nonprofits, schools, churches, and municipalities to apply for grant funding.

Eligible projects must serve town of Essex residents through community services, beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, or programs for youth and senior citizens. The deadline to apply is May 22.

ECF gives strong preference to capacity building grants or modest one-time capital projects. It does not award grants for ongoing operating expenses. While grants typically range from $250 to $2,000, the maximum a potential grantee can request is $5,000. 

After reviewing applications, the ECF committee anticipates making grant recommendations in June with funding available as early as July. Applications must be submitted online through Adirondack Foundation’s Online Grants Manager:

For more information about ECF grants, please call Colleen Van Hoven at 518-569-3141 or email [email protected] ot email [email protected]. To learn more about community funds at Adirondack Foundation, visit