Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

NORTH CREEK The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region is seeking grant applications from local nonprofit organizations. Applications are currently available at the Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, and Minerva town halls and on the website of the Adirondack Community Trust under community funds, www.GenerousACT.org. Applications will be accepted from May 1 through July 1 and grants will be awarded in August 2007. The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) was established in the fall of 2005 by a group of local and seasonal residents. CFGMR is a permanent charitable fund to assist nonprofits and other community organizations to support local needs and opportunities and improve the quality of life primarily in the Towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, and Minerva. The fund makes annual grants in such areas as Culture and the Arts, Education, Environment and Community Beautification, Historic Preservation and Programs for Youth and Senior Citizens. The amount of grant funding available is annually determined by the income generated by the funds principal. As the fund continues to grow and generate greater income, the size of these grants will increase. Since these CFGMR funds are the result of tax deductible contributions made by people wishing to make a difference in the region, CFGMR continues to seek additional contributions. CFGMR is affiliated with the Adirondack Community Trust, a nonprofit regional community foundation that enables people and institutions to establish endowed funds to benefit specific institutions, organizations or community needs. Our affiliation with the ACT ensures that donations qualify for the maximum available tax deduction. The CFGMR is made up of a group of local residents that can ensure our region has permanent charitable resources to address local needs. CFGMR distributed its first grants in 2006. A total of $2,500 was awarded to such organizations as: Cheerful Cricket Nursery School to provide scholarships for low-income families; Johnsburg Food Pantry to purchase a freezer and pay for additional electric costs; Minerva Service Organization to add a new section to the Minerva Central School nature trail; North Country Ministry to support their affordable housing project; and to the North Creek Depot Museum to purchase some furnishings. For further information or to make a contribution please write to the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region at PO Box 217 North Creek, NY 12853. Or you can contact Cali Brooks, Executive Director of the Adirondack Community Trust at 2284 Saranac Ave. Lake Placid, NY 12946 the telephone is (518) 523-9904 and the web address is www.GenerousACT.org.

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