Gore community fund grants $25,000 to local organizations

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
 
Brant Lake YMCA's No More Learning Gap Summer Literacy Program
The Brant Lake YMCA's No More Learning Gap Summer Literacy Program received a grant to support meals for children. (Photo provided by Kayla Carlozzi of North Country Ministry)

 

The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) has awarded over $25,000 in grants to 22 organizations serving the towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva and Schroon.

A component fund of Adirondack Foundation, CFGMR was established in 2005 and awards grants annually to community organizations in the greater Gore Mountain region in support of community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation and programs for youth, seniors and veterans. The fund has awarded more than $235,000 in grants since inception.

“Our list of grant recipients this year shows the tremendous scope of organizations working to enhance the communities of the Gore Mountain region,” said Mindy Preuninger of the CFGMR committee. “From supporting programs for kids and youth to historic preservation and community revitalization, the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region is committed to supporting the people and organizations who work tirelessly to give back.”

CFGMR awarded grants to the following organizations this year:

  • Adirondack Community Outreach Center, for produce for children.

  • Adirondack Community Outreach Center, for summer meals for kids. This grant is made in honor of the McGee-Whitney Family.

  • Friends of Town of Chester Public Library, for the Storybook Trail at Dynamite Hill.

  • Helpers Fund, for the Town of Chester Senior Center’s Movie Time. This grant is made in honor and memory of Wanda and John Callihan.

  • Johnsburg Historical Society, for 2022 newsletters. This grant is made in honor and memory of Wanda and John Callihan.

  • Johnsburg Youth Committee, for general activities for youth. This grant is made in honor of Woody Widlund.

  • Johnsburg's Jr. Outdoor Club, to continue to grow Johnsburg's Jr. Outdoor Clubs Programs. This grant is made in honor of Woody Widlund.

  • Minerva Central School District, for the PBIS Program. This grant is made in honor of Woody Widlund.

  • Minerva Food Pantry, for the Minerva Backpack Program.

  • New York Ski Education Foundation, for Dare To Dream Scholarship Support for local athletes in the Gore region.

  • North Country Ministry, for YMCA partnership to support the No More Learning Gap Program.

  • North Creek Depot Preservation Association, for sharing local historic events through vintage films.

  • Schroon Lake Central School District, for the visit to the United Nations for the new Model UN Class.This grant is made in honor and memory of Wanda and John Callihan.

  • Seagle Festival, for The Three Bears: A Children’s Opera.

  • Tannery Pond Center, for presenting the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. This grant is made in honor and memory of Ernest Johnson.

  • Town of Chester, to resurface the Chester Basketball Courts for pickleball court additions.

  • Town of Chester, for the Pottersville Playground.

  • Town of Horicon, for Town of Horicon Cemetery headstone revitalization and repair.

  • Town of Horicon, for the Heintzelman Library Building.

  • Town of Horicon Historical Society, to better inform the community and region of its rich historical significance.

  • Town of Horicon Historical Society, for the purchase of needed display stands and description plaques for use in the Historical Society’s two museums.

  • Town of Minerva, for tents for community events.

“Our grant helped to serve food to the children who attended the Brant Lake YMCA’s No More Learning Gap Summer Literacy program,” said Kayla Carlozzi, executive director of North Country Ministry. “There were 17 children that were given breakfast, lunch and snacks for six weeks, as well as a pint or two of milk given daily to all 30 children throughout the length of the program. Without the help of the fund, we would not have been able to provide such quality food and drinks to all the children who attended the program.”

“Through the incredible generosity of the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, NYSEF has been able to turn dreams into reality,” said Becky Northrup, NYSEF’s director of communications and development. “This grant allows us to support local kids in the Adirondack Region who are passionate about ski racing. We’re so grateful for their support.”

“The Friends of the Town of Chester Public Library greatly appreciate the awarding of a Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region grant from the Adirondack Foundation to support the purchase of children’s picture books to be displayed at stations along the Story Book Trail, which is being developed by the Friends at Dynamite Hill recreation area in Chestertown,” said Linda Taverni, chairperson of the Friends of the Library. “This project provides beautiful children’s literature set in nature for all to enjoy.”

“Funding from the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region has enabled the Johnsburg Historic Society to create and distribute high quality newsletters emphasizing our town’s rich history,” said Sterling Goodspeed, president of the Johnsburg Historic Society. “Through this outreach we have enhanced our membership numbers and created enthusiastic momentum in our community for our organization.”

For information about the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, contact Adirondack Foundation Funds & Program Officer Andrea Grout at [email protected] or (518) 523-9904.