Potsdam Public Museum gets $10,000 matching grant from NNY Community Foundation to sustain its work
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:43 pm

POTSDAM -- An endowment fund for the Friends of Potsdam Public Museum is the beneficiary of a $10,000 matching grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation.

An endowment fund for the museum was established at the Community Foundation in 2014, which the foundation administers the endowment for the museum to help diversify the organization’s charitable giving platforms and support the agency’s sustainability.

Each gift to the museum’s endowment at the NNYCF will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.

“The $10,000 matching grant from the Community Foundation to the Potsdam Public Museum's endowment fund creates an excitement and momentum for Potsdam,” said Potsdam Public Museum Director Mimi VanDeusen,. “The endowment, started by the Friends of the Potsdam Museum, provides hope for a sustainable future for the museum, to benefit Potsdam and the surrounding communities.”

“The Potsdam Public Museum was one of our first St. Lawrence County partners to recognize and embrace the importance of providing for ways to sustain their work and mission for the long term,” said NNY Community Foundation Executive Director Rande Richardson. “We are pleased to be able to help continue what they’ve started by providing this grant.”

The Potsdam Public Museum is a non-profit educational institution that collects, preserves, and exhibits artifacts relating to the history of Potsdam and the surrounding area. The museum was established by the village in 1940.

The Northern New York Community Foundation makes grants to support the work of non-profit organizations and provides scholarships to individuals in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.