SUBMITTED PHOTO Pictured from left: Rosanna Pasowicz, Watertown High School; Kehinde Fasehun, Watertown High School; Emily Sprague, Youth Philanthropy Council advisor & Northern New York Community Foundation board member; Lucas Barney, Watertown High School; Madison Derouin, Sackets Harbor High School; Katherine DeLaGarza, Immaculate Heart Central High School; Isabelle Boyce, Watertown High School; Philip Marra, Watertown High School; Mark Lavarnway, president & CEO, Watertown Savings Bank, program underwriter; Madeline Gist, Watertown High School; Grayden Brunet, Sackets Harbor High School; Marialena Mouaikel, Immaculate Heart Central High School; Sofia Gray, Sackets Harbor High School; Leatrice Kakolewski, Sackets Harbor High School; Lauryn Quinn, Immaculate Heart Central High School; Hannah Pitcher, Sackets Harbor High School; Max DelSignore, Youth Philanthropy Council advisor & Northern New York Community Foundation assistant director; Caroline McPherson, Immaculate Heart Central High School.

WATERTOWN — The Youth Philanthropy Council of the Northern New York Community Foundation recently awarded $20,600 in grants to ten north country nonprofits.

Each year, the council reviews requests from tri-county agencies to fund projects or initiatives that positively impact the quality of life in Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence counties.

The following grants were approved: Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Northern New York, $3,000; Children’s Home of Jefferson County, $3,000; Thousand Island Area Habitat for Humanity, $3,000; Cape Vincent Food Pantry, $2,800; Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, $2,500; Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, $2,000; WPBS-DT, $1,800; North Country Prenatal Perinatal Council, $1,000; ARC Jefferson-St. Lawrence, $1,000; and Salvation Army of Watertown, $500.

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