Essex Community Fund announces 2018 grants deadline

Sunday, April 15, 2018
View of Lake Champlain from Essex

ESSEX — The Essex Community Fund (ECF) is accepting applications for 2018 grants.

ECF, a component fund of Adirondack Foundation, offers grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, churches, and local government activities serving residents of the town of Essex. ECF awards grants in support of community beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, and programs for youth and senior citizens.

The fund gives strong preference to capacity building grants or modest one-time capital projects. ECF does not fund ongoing operating expenses. Grants generally do not exceed $2,000. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. June 4.

Applications must be submitted online through Adirondack Foundation’s Online Grants Manager. For information or if you have questions, please contact Adirondack Foundation Program Officer Andrea Grout, or Nick Muller at the Essex Community Fund at (518) 963-8188 or [email protected].

ECF will make funding recommendations toward the end of June and successful applicants may expect funding as early as July.

A group of residents established ECF to support local needs and improve the quality of life in the town of Essex. Since its inception, the fund has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants.

To make a gift in support of the Essex Community Fund, send a check to PO Box 101, Essex, NY 12936 or visit to give online.

Learn more about how Adirondack Foundation strengthens community through philanthropy here.