WATERTOWN — With up to $10,000 in grant funding available through the Shaw Harbor Foundation — a Northern New York Community Foundation charitable fund — nonprofit organizations serving residents of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties are encouraged to apply.
Special preference will be given to nonprofits serving Jefferson County residents of Adams, Ellisburg, Henderson, Lorraine, Rodman, Worth and Hounsfield.
Organizations whose work supports investments in arts and culture, history, LGBTQ+ services and programs, and general activities, projects and initiatives that strive to make life better for all will receive additional consideration, according to the Community Foundation. Multiple projects may receive full or partial support.
The Shaw Harbor Foundation was established by Adams Center native John S. McNeely as a permanent Community Foundation fund in 2017 to support and enhance the community where he and his family chose to grow a once-small business into a thriving international firm: Hi-Lite Airfield Services.
This is the first year the foundation will award grant funding to support local nonprofits. In July, the Shaw Harbor Foundation awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 10 graduating seniors and one adult student who is working to complete an undergraduate degree.
“Thinking globally while acting locally is important,” Mr. McNeely said in a statement about the fund. “Supporting the local community makes it more vibrant and appealing.”
The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is Nov. 13. Grant awards will be announced in December.
Contact Kraig Everard, Community Foundation director of stewardship and programs, at 315-782-7110 or firstname.lastname@example.org for grant guidelines or to learn more about the Shaw Harbor Foundation. Grant guidelines may also be found at nnycf.org/grants/grant-opportunities.
Organizations eligible for funding must have confirmed 501(c)(3) nonprofit classification. Those that do not have this classification may partner with an eligible nonprofit organization, municipality or entity to serve as a fiscal sponsor.
Agencies seeking funding must confirm partnership with an eligible nonprofit organization or fiscal sponsor at the time a grant proposal is submitted. Projects will have a maximum of one year to finish the work, which must not already be underway at the time of funding.