2020 Grants

2020 Lend A Hand Grant Awards

4-H Youth Development (Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County)
Grant funding will help support programming and education for community families during a remote learning environment.
 
4-H Youth Development
After the Fire

Grant funding to provide fire victims with gift cards for supplies they lost due to fire.

 
Saratoga County Children's Committee
AIM Services, Inc.

Funding support will help purchase of laptops for participants in the Employment Services Program, which provides seamless online skills training and job preparedness for those seeking gainful employment.

AIM Services
Battenkill Community Services, Inc.

This grant will help purchase new computers and printers to meet the needs of remote learning and programming.

Battenkill Community Services, Inc.
Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, Inc.

Funding will help purchase Ben’s Personal Hygiene kits, which will be distributed to teens.

Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, Inc.
Caffè Lena

As Caffè Lena seeks to create programming and concerts for an online audience, this grant will support the use of a fully professional streaming platform as the new revenue streams develops.

Caffè Lena
Camp Abilities Saratoga, Inc.

Grant funding will support the summer camp program that offers blind, visually impaired, and deafblind campers’ athletic activities that help to build confidence.

Camp Abilities Saratoga, Inc.
Catie Hoch Foundation

Grant funding will support the purchase of gas cards for families of children battling cancer, alleviating a great financial burden.

Catie Hoch Foundation
Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Corps

Funding will be used to conduct Safe Sitter Babysitting Safety Classes for 48 middle school students.

Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Corps
Coesa

This grant provides professional wellness retreats that offer tools, resources, and information about a variety of mindfulness and well-being methods, which aid companies in supporting their remote workforce.

Coesa
Community Hospice (St. Peter’s Health Partners)

Grant funding will support pediatric bereavement services, which are fundamental to ensuring the emotional and mental health of children and teens who have experienced a significant loss.

Community Hospice (St. Peter's Health Partners)
C.R.E.A.T.E Community Studios

Grant funding will provide expressive activities to engage youth, while offering a safe environment to foster social and individual growth.

C.R.E.A.T.E Community Studios
Double H Ranch

Funding will assist with the shift to alternative/virtual programs through the purchase of technical equipment and software, camper supplies and seasonal staff stipends to host and facilitate our virtual programs and activities.

Double H Ranch
First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa

The funding will help families experiencing food insecurity by providing lunches during the summer, when free or reduced-price lunches from the school district are not available.

Franklin-Com-Center
Flower & Fruit Mission

This funding will assist Saratoga Hospital to host a Lactation Counselor Training Course, increasing the current number of Certified Lactation Counselors and ensure mothers continue to receive high-quality obstetric and neonatal care.

Flower & Fruit Mission
Franklin Community Center, Inc.

Grant funding supports Project Lift, which works to provide at-risk youth with activities to promote positive youth development and to increase social-emotional knowledge and skills in both the enrolled youth and their families.

Franklin Community Center, Inc.
Gateway House of Peace

Funding will help Gateway House of Peace sustain their service to the community and fulfill their mission of caring for those dying and supporting their families free of charge.

Gateway House of Peace
Glens Falls Area Youth Center

Grant funding will help bridge the gap between ambition and opportunity to break the generational cycle of poverty and support our children educationally in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Glens Falls Area Youth Center
Habitat for Humanity Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties

Funds will be used to cover the cost of materials and labor for the construction of a wheelchair accessible ramp.

Habitat for Humanity Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties
L.E.A.P (Washington County Economic Opportunity Council)

Grant funding supports Head Start, which equips parents with knowledge of budgeting and financial literacy that will likely help them achieve self-sufficiency for themselves and their households, which ensures a greater chance the children will be successful once they enroll in school.

L.E.A.P (Washington County Economic Opportunity Council)
 
Mechanicville Area Community Services Center

Grant funding will go toward the development and implementation of Boys on the Move, a groundbreaking program addressing self-esteem, respectful communication, teamwork and culmination of individual physical accomplishment by complete a real life 5K.

Mechanicville Area Community Services Center
Nipper Knolls Equine Center

Funding will provide food and care to retired and or rescued horses used in the equine assisted activities program.

Nipper Knolls Equine Center
Northeast Parent & Child Society (Northern Rivers Family of Services)

Funding will allow Northern Rivers to continue to address the rise in food insecurity by creating a fund to purchase nutritional snacks for our youth.

Northeast Parent & Child Society (Northern Rivers Family of Services)
Open Door Mission

Grant funding will provide food and direct expenses for Open Door Mission’s Hunger Relief program.

Open Door Mission
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County

This grand will fund Home Safety kits for 125 homeowners in need. These kits will include hand sanitizer, disinfectant, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and many first-aid and disaster-preparedness essentials.

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County
Saratoga Bridges

Grant funding will support the Creative Endeavors Art Center programming as well as cover the cost of art supplies.

Saratoga Bridges
Saratoga Center for the Family

Grant funding will support the growing need for financial assistance to current clients who are weathering a health crisis without jobs or health insurance.

Saratoga Center for the Family
Saratoga County Children’s Committee

This grant is to help support the Empty Stocking Project in 2021, which helps fill the needs and some gifts for children who may not otherwise receive gifts during the holiday season.

Saratoga County Children's Committee
Saratoga Hospital and Saratoga Community Health Center (CHC)

This grant will support the purchase of X-ray equipment used to provide preventative care and/or as a diagnostic tool for every patient who receives dental care at Saratoga Community Health Center.

Saratoga Hospital and Saratoga Community Health Center (CHC)
Saratoga Pride, an affiliate of the Capital District Gay Community Council

This funding will sustain and expand support for LGBTQ+ community members and allies, and to continue building visibility and connections with area businesses and other organizations.

Saratoga Pride, an affiliate of the Capital District Gay Community Council
Saratoga Senior Center

This funding will support Legacies for Life, an oral history project for seniors in Saratoga County. In partnership with Skidmore College, the project involves chronicling, documenting, and preserving stories of older adults’ lives, which can be passed down for generations.

Saratoga Senior Center
Shelters of Saratoga

These funds will help SOS obtain COVID-19 supplies, including PPE, masks, gloves, and cleaning supplies, which are greatly needed to protect Saratoga’s homeless population.

Shelters of Saratoga
SNACpack Program, Inc.

Funding will support the distribution of weekly bags of food to children who live with food insecurity in the Saratoga Springs School District.

SNACpack Program, Inc.
Veterans and Community Housing Coalition

Grant funds will be used to provide food, PPE, and other essentials to homeless veterans and low-income families.

Veterans and Community Housing Coalition
Wait House (Warren/Washington County Homeless Youth Coalition, Inc.)

Funding supports the youth Street Outreach and Safe Harbour Programs, which provide youth with backpacks filled with hygiene supplies, shoes, undergarments, and other items essential to healthy living.

Wait House (Warren/Washington County Homeless Youth Coalition, Inc.)
Wilton Emergency Squad, Inc.

– Funding for upgraded technology to provide virtual lifesaving education programming and training to our community.

Wilton Emergency Squad, Inc.
Wilton Food Pantry

Grant funding supports the Children’s Healthy Choice Breakfast / Lunch Program, which provides healthy food to children when schools are closed for vacation.

Wilton Food Pantry