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2018 Lend A Hand Grant Awards

The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund via the Independent Advisory Committee has awarded Lend-A-Hand Grants to 29 local, nonprofit organizations. The grants totaled $62,281. The name of each organization and a brief description of how they will use their grants are listed below. Please visit their website to learn more about each organization and their important mission in our community.

Recipient of the David H. Porter Memorial Grant: Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar
To provide graphing calculators for the students who recently began the program, which are used for the 10th grade geometry class. The balance of the funds will go toward tutoring and fees for SAT/ACT prep courses.

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.

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

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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks
To provide careful screening and matching of volunteers with children who face adversity, have single, low income or incarcerated parents, and to provide funding for materials for one-to-one mentor relationships.

CAPTAIN Human Services
To provide the case manager with the resources to increase the amount of family mediation sessions and to resolve other family issues, so the child can return home.

Catie Hoch Foundation
To purchase gas, food and other gift cards to provide financial assistance to families who have children with cancer.

The Charlton School
To support the Family Connections Program, the goal of which is that each family attend every school function, participate in family therapy and to provide accommodations for families to visit.

Dance Alliance, Inc., of Saratoga Springs
To fund the program MOVE Dance, the teen outreach program of Dance Alliance, which meets for a free weekly hip-hop/contemporary dance class, including transportation for guest artists, tee-shirts and admission fees.

Family Service Association of Glens Falls, Inc.
To support the Emergency Housing and Utilities Program, which provides financial assistance to those in need of a rent or utility payment to avoid an eviction or having their power turned off.

First Baptist Church Summer Lunch Program
To purchase food items and supplies for student summer lunch programming.

Franklin Community Center, Inc.
To provide non-food essential items to families that cannot afford food, including soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

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

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.

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

NYSARC, Inc., Saratoga County Chapter (Saratoga Bridges)
To support staffing of new artists for the Creative Endeavors Art Center program.

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
To help low-income families in Saratoga County live in a safer and healthier home.

Saratoga Community Health Center of Saratoga Hospital
To fund recovery support boxes for people who enter the CHC Addiction Medicine Program.

Schuylerville Robotics, Inc.
To pay the registration fee for the FIRST Robotics Competition.

Senior Citizens Center for Saratoga
To fund the Center’s annual bus trip program. These funds can help people with affordable trips to events that they would not have otherwise been able to attend.

The Open Door—Mission Servants of the World, Inc.
To purchase food, supplies and other direct expenses for the Food Assistance Program.

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.

Soul Saving Station for Every Nation
To fund a new fire alarm system to be installed in the Mother Susan B. Anderson Emergency Shelter for Women and Children, which houses and serves approximately 56 women each year.

Sustainable Saratoga
For Children’s Fair at Saratoga Library to show them basic science concepts, explore the natural world and to enliven their senses.

Veterans and Community Housing Coalition
To make renovations to the Guardian House, a transitional supportive housing program for homeless female veterans.

To provide emergency basic needs assistance for the victims and family members of abuse.

Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York
To provide a program to education youth about wildlife within the Saratoga Springs School District.

World Awareness Children’s Museum
To fund educational programs and museum trips that emphasize cultural awareness.
The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund

phone: (518) 584-5844 (x) 2316
fax: (518) 580-0816
31 Church Street | Saratoga Springs, NY | 12866

The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.