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2015 Grant Application Deadlines

Charles R. Wood Foundation

Announces 2015 Grant Application Deadlines

Glens Falls, New York:      The Charles R. Wood Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from IRS approved 501(c)3 organizations whose projects or programs assist children, healthcare or the arts in the Lake George Region and surrounding areas.  Eligible applicants are invited to visit the website www.charlesrwoodfoundation.com to submit an online application by April 1, 2015 for consideration at the spring meeting of Trustees.  The next subsequent deadline will be October 1, 2015 for consideration at the fall meeting.

Over the past five years the Foundation has awarded over $7 million dollars. “We are so pleased to be able to invest in such worthwhile projects. From the smallest soup kitchens to the larger capital projects, we are committed to investing in children, healthcare and the arts in our geographical focus area”, states Charlene Wood, Chairperson and Trustee.

Charles R. Wood established the Foundation that bears his name in 1978 to provide assistance in areas of special need in the Lake George Region and surrounding areas. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on programs for children, healthcare and the arts.  Mr. Wood, founder of Storytown USA, the present-day Great Escape Theme Park, the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp for critically ill children and numerous other endeavors and businesses in the area, died in September of 2004 leaving the majority of his estate to the Charles R. Wood Foundation.

The following grants to area nonprofit organizations totaling nearly $1.6 million were awarded in 2014:

  • $450,000 to Warren County for the Lake George Park
  • $125,250 in support of area food pantry meals
  • $125,000 to Double H – Hole in the Woods Ranch, Inc. for pool renovations
  • $105,000 to The Fund for Lake George, Inc. for the Jefferson Project
  • $100,000 to the Charles R Wood Theater, Inc. as a challenge grant for the NeighborWood Campaign
  • $100,000 to Fort Hudson Nursing Center, Inc. for the facilities reinvestment plan
  • $100,000 to Hudson Headwaters Health Network for the Warrensburg Health Center
  • $62,500 to the Dollywood Foundation for the Imagination Library Program in Essex, Clinton, Franklin and Hamilton counties
  • $35,995 to the United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Tri-Counties, Inc. for Prospect School Facility Security & Building Improvement
  • $35,000 to Seagle Music Colony, Inc. for a new building for faculty and guest artist housing
  • $25,000 to the Corporation of Yaddo for the restoration of an interior stained glass window in the Mansion
  • $25,000 to the Family YMCA of the Glens Falls Area for the area lobby accessibility project
  • $20,500 in matching funds for NY State Construction grants for technology improvements for area libraries
  • $20,000 to the Essex County Historical Society for the Arto Monaco and the Land of Make-believe Exhibit
  • $17,264.38 to the Sunnyview Hospital and Rehabilitation Center Foundation for patient care equipment for the Neuro-Rehab Institute
  • $15,000 to High Peaks Hospice And Palliative Care Inc. for Improving Compassionate Care Through Technology project
  • $10,000 to New York State Ski Racing Association Nordic Inc. for the Trail Maintenance Improvement Initiative of the Friends of Cole’s Woods
  • $10,000 to the Legal Aid Society Of Northeastern New York Inc. for The Right Time, Right Place Capital Campaign in Saratoga Springs
  • $10,000 to Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council Inc. for replacement of HVAC system
  • $10,000 to Wildwood Foundation Inc. for the Equine Assisted Activities & Therapy Building
  • $10,000 to the Lake George Opera Festival Association Inc. for the Young Artist Program
  • $10,000 to the Warren Washington County Homeless Youth Coalition Inc. for the Emergency Shelter Program and Transitional Living Program for Homeless Youth
  • $7,515 to the Ticonderoga Central School District for the Ticonderoga Area BackPack Program
  • $7,500 to the Parsons Child & Family Center for the Camp To Belong Program
  • $6,800 to Caritas Inc. for Volunteer Recruitment and Training/Public Awareness
  • $5,525 to the Adirondack Shakespeare Company for the Good Will Shakespeare Tour: Co-curricular Educational Performances
  • $5,220 to the Pember Library & Museum for the Wildlife Outreach Program
  • $5,000 to Springfield Medical Care Systems for Emergency Room Enhancement
  • $5,000 to the Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Co for the purchase of two Lifepak Automatic External Defibrillators
  • $5,000 to the Foxcroft Farm Harvest Program Inc. to purchase a newer multi-function school activity bus
  • $5,000 to Family Choice of The North Country Inc. for Handicapped Accessible Ramp Construction
  • $5,000 to the Adirondack Park Institute Inc. for the 2015 Arto Monaco/Adirondack Tourism Exhibit
  • $5,000 to Families First in Essex County Inc. for the 2015 Summer Camp at Southwoods
  • $5,000 to the Albany Symphony Orchestra Inc. for the Adopt-A-School program
  • $5,000 to Haynes House of Hope Inc. for general house repair
  • $5,000 to The Salvation Army – Glens Falls Corps. for the Shelter Plus Program
  • $4,500 to The Open Door-New York for the replacement of kitchen equipment
  • $3,703 to the Upper Jay Art Center for new lighting control system for theater and concert space
  • $3,500 to Amorak Youth Home, Inc. for food, activities and supplies for the Wolf Pack Summer Program
  • $3,500 to the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention – Capital Region for Hike for Hope – Cody’s Climb Program
  • $3,500 to the Vermont Humanities Council for the Never Too Early Program
  • $3,250 to the Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center Inc. for updating the waiting rooms
  • $2,536 to the Village of Saranac Lake for the Saranac Lake Area Youth Program
  • $2,500 to the Lake George Association, Inc. for classroom supplies for the Youth Watershed Education Programs
  • $2,500 to the Weston Playhouse Theatre for the 2014 School Matinee program
  • $2,500 to the Northern Adirondack Elementary School for BackPack Lunches
  • $2,500 to the Mentor Connector for Fostering Excellence Program
  • $2,500 to To Life, Inc. for the North Country-Focused Quarterly Wellness Workshops
  • $2,500 to the Special Olympics New York for the 2014 New York State Fall Games Competition
  • $2,000 to Castleton Community Seniors, Inc. for the SCAMP Summer program
  • $1,500 to Everybody Wins Vermont for the Addison County Reading and Mentoring program

In addition, $7,625 was granted in smaller denominations to benefit various other not-for-profit organizations.

Information about grant applications can be obtained online at www.charlesrwoodfoundation.com, by calling 800.839.1821, or by writing to: Charles R. Wood Foundation, c/o Foundation Source, 55 Walls Drive, Suite 302, Fairfield, CT 06824.

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