Adirondack Gives

Raise money for your project or cause, or give back to the communities you love. Our crowdfunding site connects donors and organizations to make a difference.


One hundred years ago, the community foundation concept was born, giving rise to a new philanthropy, a new way of participating in community, and a new vision for the future.

Investing in Essex

The Essex Community Fund is once again offering grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, churches and local government activities operating in the town of Essex.

Nonprofit Seminar

Adirondack Foundation and the Essex Community Fund will host a seminar for Adirondack nonprofit organizations on Friday, May 9, at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall.

Foreign Language Enhancement

More than a dozen teachers from the Adirondack region, from Peru to Newcomb, have received financial support to enrich and enhance foreign language instruction thanks to the generosity of a Keene Valley family and many other supporters.

Building Community, Sustaining the Region ... Forever

Adirondack Foundation, founded in 1997 as Adirondack Community Trust, is a community foundation serving the Adirondack region of northeastern New York. Adirondack Foundation inspires donors, builds partnerships and mobilizes resources to support the needs of communities, nonprofits and individuals. Adirondack Foundation is the largest private grantmaker in the Adirondack region, focusing on five broad program areas: education, culture, human well-being, environment and community vitality. Adirondack Foundation works proactively to identify current and emerging issues in three key areas – community vitality, connectivity and healthy environment – and develops the resources to address them. Adirondack Foundation maintains Adirondack Gives, a crowdfunding website for Adirondack region nonprofits. Visit For more information about Adirondack Foundation, call (518) 523-9904.