2017 Grants


2017 Lend-A-Hand Grant Awards

The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund via the Independent Advisory Committee has awarded Lend-A-Hand Grants to 28 local, nonprofit organizations. The grants totaled $52,217. The name of each organization and a brief description of how they will use their grants are listed below.  Please visit their website to learn more about each organization and their important mission in our community.


After The Fire, Inc.
To provide assistance to families in Saratoga County who suffer loss due to fire, including gift certificates and a bag of
personal items.
after fire
Amanda’s House at Glens Falls Hospital
To fund renovations of Amanda’s House which houses individuals and/or their families who are being treated by local physicians at the Cancer Center, Wound Center, and local physicians.
Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education
To support the 2018 Girls’ Summit: a full day event for 100 7th grade girls from Ballston Spa, including at risk students, to empower, inspire, and inform girls to lead
healthy lives and better prepare for their future.
Best Buddies New York
To support the Best Buddies Friendship Program, which creates one to one friendships between students with and without developmental
disabilities at local high schools and middle schools.
Best Buddie NY
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks
To provide careful screening and matching of volunteers with children who face adversity, have single, low income or incarcerated parents, and to provide funding for materials for one to one mentor relationships.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Books in Kids Hands Corporation
To fund the purchase of books for children who are unable to afford them at Christmas and the summer.
Catie Hoch Foundation
To purchase forty $50.00 supermarket gift cards to financially assist families who have children with cancer.
Dance Alliance
To fund the program MOVE Dance, the teen outreach program of Dance Alliance which meets for a free weekly hip hop/contemporary dance class, including transportation for guest artists, tee shirts, and
admission fees.
Dance Alliance Logo 
Family Service Association of Glens Falls, Inc.
To support the “Emergency Housing and Utilities Program,” which provides financial assistance to those in need of a rent or utility payment to avoid an eviction or having the power turned off.
Wait House: Welcoming Adolescents in Transition
First Baptist Church Summer Lunch Program
To support the 2018 Summer Lunch Program which provides free lunches Monday through Friday during the months of July and
August to children who receive free lunch during the school year.
Franklin Community Center, Inc.
To support the program Project Lift which is a prevention program providing direct and intensive services for “high risk” students in the Saratoga Springs City School District.
Glens Falls Area Youth Center, Inc.
To purchase after school snacks and drinks for
disadvantaged youth and to fund the salary of a recreational specialist
Glens Falls Area Youth Center
Hands & PawsTo fund the purchase of comfort bags for children entering crisis shelters and Foster care in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties.
Lake George Region Women for WIN, Inc.
To purchase Hygiene Kits for Kids for 100 Glens Falls students which provides children with the basic self-care products in an effort
to foster daily personal hygiene habits.
Lake George Region Women for WIN, Inc.
Nipper Knolls Equine Center
To provide horses, equipment, and support personnel which are used to provide equine assisted activities to children with special
Queensbury Senior Center
To fund an educational program and purchase books, audio books and DVDs for the seniors to continue to learn and grow. They are also seeking funding to purchase a portable AED to bring on all trips.
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County
To provide safe home kits to twenty low income
families in Saratoga County, which include smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, batteries, flashlights, fire extinguishers, and other safety items.
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County
Saratoga Bridges
To pay a local professional artist to teach art classes to people with disabilities and people in the community, including classes in textiles, fiber arts and ceramics.
Saratoga Bridges
Saratoga Center for the FamilyTo enhance the counseling program by allowing the center to provide more counseling sessions to clients who are uninsured or underinsured and unable to afford the fees.
Saratoga Community Health Center
To fund the CHC Patient Prescription Relief Fund,
which assists patients who cannot afford to pay for their prescription medication or copays for the medication.
Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
To support the initiative for healthy eating with
local, fresh produce by expanding the refrigeration capacity in order to
receive fresh produce donations and store them until redistribution.
Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar
To provide graphing calculators for the students who recently began the program which are used for 10th grade Geometry class, 11th
grade Trigonometry class and the SATs.
Shelters of Saratoga 
To fund the cost of 25 bed-nights for shelter guests who do not qualify for funding from another source, which includes the cost of
shelter, food, clothes, transportation and counseling services.
The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, Inc.
To purchase hygiene kits for school aged children in an effort to increase self-awareness and self-esteem.
The Charlton School
To support the Equestrienne Expo and intensive individual, group and family equine sessions for young women who attend the special education program.
The Charlton School
The Wesley Foundation
To purchase three Welch Allyn Ear Wash Systems which reduce the side effects of excessive earwax.
 Wesley Logo
Veterans & Community Housing Coalition
To purchase and install seamless gutters on the front porch of the NY Vet House, a transitional supportive housing program for fourteen homeless male Veterans.
To provide funding for essential items not covered by government grants, including prescription medicine, documents such as birth certificates, diaper bags, formula, diapers, clothing for work, etc.