LAKE GEORGE The Charles R. Wood Foundation is encouraging all grant seekers whose projects or programs assist children, healthcare, and the arts in the region, to visit www.charleswoodfoundation.org and submit an online application. Applicants must represent valid 501c3 non-profit organizations. The deadline for the next funding cycle is Sept. 2. The Foundation will be making grant decisions at its next board meeting set for Sept. 22. Over the past three years, the Charles R. Wood Foundation has awarded over $3 million to various charities and projects in the Lake George region and surrounding areas. Great Escape theme park founder Charles R. Wood established the foundation in 1978 to provide assistance in areas of special needs. Wood was co-founder, along with actor/director Paul Newman, of Double H-Hole in the Woods Camp for critically ill children and numerous other endeavors. When Wood died in 2004, he left the majority of his estate to the Charles R. Wood Foundation. Information about grant applications can be obtained at www.charleswoodfoundation.org, or by calling 800-839-1754 ext. 3722.