Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region

Adirondack Foundation

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Grant amount: US $250 - US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Jun 1, 2020

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New York: Essex County, Warren County

Location of residency: Counties in New York: Essex County, Warren County

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Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region

In 2005, a long-time Gore area seasonal resident, Michael Ellis, decided he wanted to make a positive difference in the area he cherishes. So Ellis participated in a conference on the "hows" of community improvement, organized by regional philanthropists and Adirondack Foundation. The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) was born shortly thereafter to ensure that the local communities of Johnsburg, Chestertown, Minerva, Horicon and Schroon have permanent charitable resources, raised and allocated by local people to address local needs.

CFGMR is overseen by community volunteers. The advisory committee changes over time and the volunteers ensure that every dollar is spent well and wisely. We thank the volunteers who help the fund grow and encourage people interested in supporting the effort to join in through volunteering and charitable giving to help increase the fund's granting capacity. 

Today, over $406,000 has been raised for CFGMR to support community beautification, education, culture and the arts, youth & senior programs, and historic preservation. Over 161 grants totaling nearly $100,000 have been distributed to nonprofits doing good work to improve the lives of Gore Mountain area residents. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region offers grants to nonprofit organizations in the Towns of Johnsburg, Chester, Minerva, Horicon and Schroon to support community beautification, historic preservation, culture and the arts, education, recreation and programs for youth and seniors.
  • All recipients must be certified 501(c)3 organization’s, schools and local governments located within the aforementioned towns.
    • If you're seeking support for a program that operates or will take place within the CFGMR catchment area in partnership with another organization or a school, but your organization is not physically located within the towns listed above, the actual application must be submitted by the organization that is physically located within the catchment area.