Northern New York Youth Philanthropy Council extends deadline for funding proposals
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 1:07 pm

The Northern New York Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Council has extended its deadline for grant requests from nonprofit organizations of all types for projects, programs or initiatives in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis counties.

For award consideration, completed grant applications must be received at the Northern New York Community Foundation, 131 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601, no later than Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

The council will evaluate each proposal and has up to $20,000 in grant funding to award.

Council members will notify finalists selected to present proposals in the spring. The council will recommend grants for funding to the Community Foundation’s board of directors, which will review recommendations during its quarterly meeting in June 2020. Last year, the Youth Philanthropy Council awarded 10 grants totaling $20,600 in support to nonprofit organizations that serve residents of the tri-county region.

Nonprofit organizations that wish to apply for Youth Philanthropy Council grant funding should contact Mary Perrine, Community Foundation coordinator of partnerships, 315-782-7110, or [email protected].

Proposals should include a description of the organization, its mission and how it serves tri-county residents, the requested grant amount, how any funding would be used, and the anticipated project or program impact.

The Youth Philanthropy Council and its grant program is made possible by annual gifts made to the Friends of the Foundation Community Betterment Fund and generous support from Watertown Savings Bank, the Renzi Foodservice Charitable Foundation at the Northern New York Community Foundation, and RBC Wealth Management.

Since its inception nine years ago, the Youth Philanthropy Council has awarded more than 90 grants to nonprofit organizations in the tri-county area, totaling $146,340 in support.