2015 Lend A Hand Grant Awards
Backstretch Employee Service Team of NY, Inc.
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding to expand their vaccination program in collaboration with Saratoga Hospital in order to reach a large population of clients as they visit their on-site clinic for their primary health care needs.
Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for the 2016 Girls’ Summit, a full-day, STEM-based forum designed to empower, inspire and inform girls to lead healthy lives and better prepare for their future.
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for their Student Rush Ticket Program. The program provides students with discounted tickets to various music, theater, poetry, and other art performances.
CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services
Lend-A-Hand Grant will assist in purchasing a new furnace for their Runaway and Homeless Youth Emergency Shelter.
Double H. Ranch, A Serious Fun Camp
Lend-A-Hand Grant will fund their Winter Sports Program which provides authentic winter recreation for children ages 6-16 with life-threatening and chronic illnesses.
Franklin Community Center
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for their Project Lift program which is an after-school prevention program.
Lake George Music Festival, Inc.
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for the Sixth Year Anniversary Season. Talented young musicians gain valuable musical, educational experiences, including the opportunity to perform at a various venues with large audiences.
Parsons Child and Family Center
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding to children from Saratoga County to attend Camp To Belong, an international nonprofit organization that reunites brother and sisters placed in separate foster care, adoptive or kinship homes through summer camp programs.
Racing City Chorus
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for their interactive presentations of the chorus of educational workshop programs at local High Schools.
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding to their Safe Homes Initiative which will support 20 families in need in Saratoga County to live in safer and healthier homes.
Saratoga Automobile Museum
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for SAM’s Garage, a section of the Museum devoted to school-aged children and their families. The goal of SAM’s Garage is to help children increase their understanding and proficiency in math, science and history.
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for their “Printing for Purpose” program and hire a professional artist to teach printing classes to people with disabilities and people in the community.
Saratoga Center for the Family
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for the “Heel-to-Heel”, a 10 week program for high school aged girls to increase self-esteem, confidence, mindfulness, coping skills and physical activity.
Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for their initiative to renovate the late 18th century farm house they use for veterans in need.
Saratoga Film Forum
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for the re-design/re-launch of “In The Public Interest” a documentary series of 10 films with moderated discussions after the show.
Saratoga Independent School
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for the purchase of two PowerGistics wall-mounted charging towers which will accommodate up to 36 devices to help with safe storage solutions for the computers recently purchased for the school.
Saratoga Sponsor a Scholar
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for the purchase of graphing calculators for the incoming class of program participants made up of academically motivated, but economically disadvantaged sophomores in the Saratoga City School District.
Senior Citizens Center of Saratoga
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for their bus trip program. The trips are in high demand with about 250 senior citizens annually enjoying the activity.
The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund, Inc.
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for children in need, grades K-6, in the form of gender and size appropriate clothing assistance during the school day.
Troy Conference Geriatric Foundation, Inc. d/b/a The Wesley Foundation
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for the Wesley Evergreen Adult Day Services Program to purchase four iPads to be used to access and provide technology-based applications and exercises.
Lend-A-Hand Grant will help to fund the maintenance and daily upkeep of their emergency domestic violence shelter.
Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding to their environmental education programs in schools, libraries, nature centers, state parks, scout groups, youth camps, etc. featuring birds of prey.
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
Lend-A-Hand Grant will provide funding for their Accessible Environmental Education program which supports mentors working with community youth.