Glen Falls Foundation: New York Funders

OVERVIEW: The Glen Falls Foundation supports homelessness prevention, the elderly, families in crisis, and people with disabilities in Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga Counties in New York.

FUNDING AREAS: Homelessness prevention, the elderly, families in crisis, people with disabilities, arts and culture, human services

IP TAKE: Pitch a request for a new initiative or equipment need to this foundation because these are top foundation priorities.

PROFILE: Established in 1939, the Glen Falls Foundation is a community foundation based in Queensbury, New York. A distribution committee comprised of community members leads the foundation and its grantmaking efforts. It aims to “improve the quality of life for the people of the Greater Glens Falls area by providing financial support to organizations that address the community’s human, social, cultural, and educational needs.” The foundation funds local homelessness prevention, the elderly, families in crisis, people with disabilities, arts and culture, and human services efforts.

The Glen Falls Foundation provides grants to a wide variety of local nonprofits in the Glen Falls region of New York. It regularly supports local senior centers, mental health campaigns, housing efforts for vulnerable populations, and environmental protection efforts in the region. The foundation also provides support in the forms of equipment, scholarships, and for programs. However, the foundation discourages grant requests for general operating expenses.

Grants range between about $2,500 and $10,000. In a recent year, the funder awarded a total of $34,500 to seven local nonprofits. Learn more about this funder’s local giving in the beneficiaries section of the funder’s website. Grantmaking focuses on Warren, Washington and Northern Saratoga Counties in New York. Past local grantees include Caldwell Lake George Library, Our Town Theatre Group, Parsons Child and Family Center, and the Children’s Museum of Saratoga.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. Grantseekers should submit a letter of interest to the Glen Falls Foundation that includes an organization overview, purpose of the request, financial information, and supporting documents. Applications should not exceed 12 total pages with all enclosures. The distribution committee meets four times per year to review applications submitted by the 20th of March, June, September, and December. Direct general questions to the staff at administrator@glensfallsfoundation.org or 518-926-8372.

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