2019 Grants

2019 Lend A Hand Grant Awards

The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund via the Independent Advisory Committee has awarded Lend-A-Hand Grants to 35 local, nonprofit organizations. The grants totaled $74,000. The name of each organization receiving a Lend-A-Hand Grant is listed below.

Recipient of the David H. Porter Memorial Grant: The Charlton School
To provide funding for Therapeutic Arts Classroom Renovations, which offers art therapy programming.
 
The Charlton School
Recipient of the Ned Chapman Memorial Grant: Saratoga County Children’s Committee

To provide funding for the Empty Stocking Project, which provides local children gifts, clothing and other necessities during the holiday season.

 
Saratoga County Children's Committee
After the Fire

To help families in Saratoga County who suffer loss due to a fire, including gift certificates that they can immediately use.

After the Fire
AIM Services

To support Enhanced Respite After School Program through the purchase of educational and recreational materials such as teaching materials, sensory stations, art supplies, books, musical items, recreational items and provisions of healthy snack foods.

AIM Services
Amanda’s House at Glens Falls Hospital

To provide funding for monthly TV/Cable, internet, and WiFi services for comfort and ease of patient and families extended stay during treatments.

Amanda's House
Art in the Public Eye

To provide funding for the licensing fees associated with showing each film in a public setting, which will be free and available to the community, promoting family-friendly activity opportunities.

Art in the Public Eye
Backstretch Employee Service Team of NY (BEST)

To purchase of food and beverages for backstretch workers during the shoulder season where there is limited access to meal options at the track.

Backstretch Employee Service Team of NY (BEST)
Bikeatoga

To purchase bicycle parts and tools, lights and high visibility items, as well as adult and child helmets.

Bikeatoga
Books in Kids’ Hands Corporation

To purchase books for students to take home during vacations and summer breaks.

Books in Kids’ Hands Corporation
Brookside Museum/Saratoga County Historical Society

To provide materials for hands-on activities for sheep shearer program.

Brookside Museum/Saratoga County Historical Society
CAPTAIN Human Services

To support the Getting Ahead program, which assists those living in poverty or low-income situations, by building their resources for a more prosperous, self-sufficient life. Funding supports purchase of program materials, logistics and supplies.

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
Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Corps, Inc.

To purchase Stop the Bleed training props for bleed control outreach education and training.

Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Corps, Inc.
First Baptist Church Summer Lunch Program

To purchase food items and supplies for student summer lunch programming.

Franklin-Com-Center
Franklin Community Center, Inc.

To support program costs for the after-school prevention program, Project Lift, for “high-risk” students.

Franklin-Com-Center
Glens Falls Area Youth Center, Inc.

To provide funding for logistics, meals and educational supplies.

Glens Falls Area Youth Center, Inc.
Lake George Region Women for WIN, Inc.

To purchase personal hygiene items for distribution to area elementary students.

Lake George Region Women for WIN, Inc.
Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue, Inc.

To purchase updated search-and-rescue GPS units.

Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue, Inc.
Mechanicville Area Community Services Center

To provide sneakers, nutritious snacks, supplies and race fees for inaugural Boys on the Move program.

Mechanicville Area Community Services Center
Moreau Community Center

To purchase an additional commercial refrigerator, and cosmetic upgrades for renovated food pantry.

Moreau Community Center
 
The Open Door—Mission Servants of the World, Inc.

To purchase food, supplies and other direct expenses for the Food Assistance Program.

The Open Door—Mission Servants of the World, Inc.
Pitney Meadows Community Farm, Inc.

To provide funding for supplies to construct two handicapped, accessible picnic tables.

Pitney Meadows Community Farm, Inc.
Prospect Center—Center for Disability Services, Inc.

To provide funding for the development of a fully accessible playground with adaptive equipment to meet the needs of children with different abilities.

Prospect Center—Center for Disability Services, Inc.
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County

To purchase items for Safe and Healthy Home Kits, which include items such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, flashlights and first-aid kits.

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County
Salvation Army of Saratoga

To provide funding for one-time household expense support, allowing families to stay in their homes.

Salvation Army of Saratoga
NYSARC, Inc., Saratoga County Chapter (Saratoga Bridges)

To support staffing of new artists for the Creative Endeavors Art Center program.

NYSARC, Inc., Saratoga County Chapter (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 Community Health Center of Saratoga Hospital

To support the costs of medications and co-payments for underinsured patients who may otherwise forego getting treatment due to cost.

Saratoga Hospital Foundation (SHF) for Saratoga Community Health Center
Saratoga Pride, an affiliate of the Capital District Gay Community Council

To purchase replacement Pride banners to be placed on Broadway during the month of June, as well as support the development of a Youth Pride event.

Saratoga Pride, an affiliate of the Capital District Gay Community Council
Saratoga War Horse Foundation

To purchase furniture to insure the Saratoga Veteran classroom is comfortable and accessible to all.

Saratoga War Horse Foundation
Shelters of Saratoga

To purchase non-perishable food items that can be easily consumed in places without access to water and kitchens.

Shelters of Saratoga
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.
Veterans and Community Housing Coalition

To make handicap accessibility bathroom renovations at 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 victims and family members of abuse.

Wellspring(formerly Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services)
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park

The purchase of the backpacks and wildlife exploration contents for families to use while they explore the park.

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park