2018 Grants

 

2018 Lend-A-Hand Grant Awards

The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund via the Independent Advisory Committee has awarded Lend-A-Hand Grants to 29 local, nonprofit organizations. The grants totaled $62,281. 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.

 

Recipient of the David H. Porter Memorial Grant: Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar
To provide graphing calculators for the students who recently began the program, which are used for the 10th grade geometry class. The balance of the funds will go toward tutoring and fees for SAT/ACT prep courses.
 
Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar
4-H Youth Development
To provide funding for a robotics program to teach children aged 6 to 12 years about building and programming robotics.
 
4-H Youth Development
After the Fire
To help families in Saratoga County who suffer loss due to a fire, including gift certificates and a bag of personal items that they can immediately use.
After the Fire
Amanda’s House at Glens Falls Hospital
To pay the annual expense for cable and internet services at Amanda’s House.
Amanda's House
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
CAPTAIN Human Services
To provide the case manager with the resources to increase the amount of family mediation sessions and to resolve other family issues, so the child can return home.
CAPTAIN Human Services
Catie Hoch Foundation
To purchase gas, food and other gift cards to provide financial assistance to families who have children with cancer.
Catie Hoch Foundation
The Charlton School
To support the Family Connections Program, the goal of which is that each family attend every school function, participate in family therapy and to provide accommodations for families to visit.
The Charlton School 
Dance Alliance, Inc., of Saratoga Springs
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, Inc.
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 their power turned off.
Family Service Association of Glens Falls, Inc.
First Baptist Church Summer Lunch Program
To support the 2019 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.
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Franklin Community Center, Inc.
To provide non-food essential items to families that cannot afford food, including soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
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Moreau Community CenterTo purchase a large, reach-in freezer for the food pantry, which serves 1,000-1,200 people per year.
Moreau Community Center
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County
To help low-income families in Saratoga County live in a safer and healthier home.
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County
Salvation Army of Saratoga
To provide funding to purchase tables for the after-school program, which enhances the educational component for low-income students who are academically at-risk and lack positive, alternative activities after school.
Salvation Army of Saratoga
Saratoga Bridges
To pay stipends for Skidmore students and other professional artists, along with art supplies.
Saratoga Bridges
Saratoga Center for the Family
For outpatient therapy to individuals with no health insurance or who are underinsured. Therapy will introduce coping and social skills. Services are provided by licensed mental health professionals.
Saratoga County Children's Committee
Saratoga County Children’s Committee
To help low-income families in Saratoga County live in a safer and healthier home.
Saratoga County Children's Committee
Saratoga Community Health Center of Saratoga Hospital
To fund recovery support boxes for people who enter the CHC Addiction Medicine Program.
Saratoga Community Health Center of Saratoga Hospital
Schuylerville Robotics, Inc.To pay the registration fee for the FIRST Robotics Competition.
Schuylerville Robotics, Inc.
Senior Citizens Center for Saratoga
To fund the Center’s annual bus trip program. These funds can help people with affordable trips to events that they would not have otherwise been able to attend.
Senior Citizens Center for Saratoga
Servants of the World (The Open Door)
To provide children with nutritious food for weekends.
The Open Door
SNACpack Program, Inc.
To provide nutritional food and drinks weekly to children throughout the school year and summer months in the Saratoga Springs School District.
SNACpack Program, Inc.
Soul Saving Station for Every Nation
To fund a new fire alarm system to be installed in the Mother Susan B. Anderson Emergency Shelter for Women and Children, which houses and serves approximately 56 women each year.
Soul Saving Station for Every Nation
Sustainable Saratoga
For Children’s Fair at Saratoga Library to show them basic science concepts, explore the natural world and to enliven their senses.
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Veterans and Community Housing Coalition
To make renovations to the Guardian House, a transitional supportive housing program for homeless female veterans.
Veterans and Community Housing Coalition
Wellspring
To provide emergency basic needs assistance for the victim and family members of abuse.
 Wellspring
Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York
To provide a program to education youth about wildlife within the Saratoga Springs School District.
Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York
World Awareness Children’s Museum
To fund educational programs and museum trips that emphasize cultural awareness.
 World Awareness Children's Museum