Generous Acts Program

Adirondack Foundation

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Anticipated deadline: Feb 3, 2021 2:00pm PST

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $20,000

Fields of work: Child Welfare Services Youth Services Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Education Literacy Economic Services & Development Basic Human Needs Early Childhood Development Senior Services Show all

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New York: Clinton County, Essex County, Franklin County, Hamilton County, Herkimer County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



What is the Generous Acts Program?

Generous Acts is a force for good that pools donations to amplify impact.  Adirondack Foundation, advised by an information network that spans the region, does the groundwork, research, and evaluation required to make effective grants — to ensure our donors’ charitable dollars stretch for greatest impact. 

Each gift, joined with the gifts of others, works to address pressing needs in our region by empowering Adirondack Foundation to focus its efforts and grantmaking where philanthropy can make the biggest difference.


Generous Acts grants are single-year and competitive. We seek applications that align with the following priority program areas: wellbeing, educational opportunity, and economic vitality. We will fund operations or specific programs/projects, but do not typically fund large capital campaigns, tuition assistance or re-granting programs.

To help organizations determine whether to apply this year, we provide the following guidelines.


Providing basic needs for people such as food and housing, creating age-friendly communities, enhancing home and community-based services from early childhood development to elder care.

Educational Opportunity

Promoting literacy, improving school-readiness for young children, strengthening post-secondary pathways and support networks for education and employment.

Economic & Community Vitality

Addressing economic challenges such as transportation, strengthening pathways toward upward economic mobility, bridging the gap between unemployment and regional workforce needs.

Grant Size

Typical grants will be in the $1,000 to $5,000 range. A limited number may be as high as $20,000.

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


  • Nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities located in or serving the people of the Adirondack Region, defined for this purpose as all of Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties as well as the parts of Herkimer, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington counties within the Adirondack Park boundary.