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Charles R. Wood Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Application Deadlines

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, 2019 for consideration at the spring meeting of Trustees.  The next subsequent deadline will be September 1, 2019 for consideration at the fall meeting.

Over the past five years the Foundation has awarded over $8 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, Chair 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 over $1.5 million were awarded in 2018:

  • $254,120.00 to the Elizabethtown Community Hospital for the purchase of a HOLOGIC Genius 3-D mammography unit;
  • $250,000.00 to the Albany Medical Center Hospital or the Pediatric Emergency Department;
  • $100,000.00 to the Double H – Hole In The Woods Ranch Inc for various capital improvement projects;
  • $88,600.00 to Hudson Headwaters Health Network for the revitalized OB/GYN facility’s seminar suite for pre- and postnatal education;
  • $80,000.00 to the Dollywood Foundation for the Imagination Library Program in the New York counties of Essex, Clinton, Franklin and Hamilton;
  • $75,000.00 to the Boys And Girls Clubs Of Schenectady Inc for the Quackenbush facility;
  • $75,000.00 to the Center for Disability Services Inc for the Charles Wood Aquatic Therapy Pool restoration;
  • $50,000.00 to Saratoga Hospital for the Community Health Center expansion;
  • $50,000.00 to The Hyde Collection Trust for the 2018 exhibition and education support;
  • $40,000.00 to the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton & Franklin for the purchase of a truck for the Food Services Program;
  • $38,200.00 to the Warren Washington Association for Mental Health Inc for building heat pumps;
  • $25,000.00 to the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts for the Building for the Arts: A Sustainability Campaign;
  • $25,000.00 to the Greater Glens Falls Senior Citizen Center Inc for           the Sherman House Restoration Campaign         ;
  • $21,540.00 to Community Work & Independence Inc for outdoor space renovations;
  • $20,000.00 to the Adirondack Theatre Festival Inc for various capital improvement projects;
  • $20,000.00 to the American Cancer Society Inc for replacement of flooring surfaces at Hope Lodge in Burlington, VT;
  • $20,000.00 to the Battenkill Community Services Inc for the purchase of a vehicle;
  • $20,000.00 to the Children’s Museum at Saratoga for accessibility improvements;
  • $20,000.00 to NYSARC Inc for The Charles R. Wood Connections Center;
  • $19,227.00 to North Country Life Flight Inc for the advanced lifesaving care technology upgrade;
  • $18,600.00 to  Springfield Hospital Inc for the purchase of two telemetry machines to support the introduction of Cardiac Rehabilitation Services;
  • $15,596.00 to the Town Of Newcomb for a CPR machine for the Newcomb Volunteer Fire Department;
  • $15,114.00 to the Au Sable Forks Free Library for the purchase of 2 part automatic doors;
  • $13,160.00 to High Peaks Hospice And Palliative Care Inc for electronic health record equipment upgrades;
  • $10,500.00 to the Warren Washington County Homeless Youth Coalition Inc for tutoring and daycare for Healthy Parenting and Mentoring program;
  • $10,000.00 to Christmas Project Inc for purchasing warm winter clothing;
  • $10,000.00 to the Lake George Opera Festival Association Inc for the Young Artist Development Program;
  • $10,000.00 to the Parsons Child & Family Center for Camp to Belong New York;
  • $10,000.00 to Pitney Meadows Community Farm Inc for the 2019 Food Donation & Children’s Programming Expansion;
  • $10,000.00 to the Silver Bay Association for Christian Conference and Training for the Ticonderoga Teen Center;
  • $10,000.00 to The Mentor Connector            for the Custodial Grandparent – Family Mentoring Program;
  • $10,000.00 to the Ticonderoga Central School District for Ticonderoga area Backpack Program;
  • $7,500.00 to the Vermont Foodbank for various youth programs;
  • $6,000.00 to the Adirondack Foundation for the Regional Food Back Pack Research project;
  • $6,000.00 to Plattsburgh College Foundation Inc for           instructor fees for the Shine On! Program $5,000.00 to Families First In Essex County Inc for the 2018 Summer Camp at Southwoods;
  • $5,000.00 to Family Service Assn. of Glens Falls for the Feet First program;
  • $5,000.00 to the Historic Salem Courthouse Preservation Association Inc for the Lunch, Learn & Play program;
  • $5,000.00 to the Keene Valley Library Association for equipment and software for the MakerSpace;
  • $5,000.00 to Mercy Care for the Adirondacks for the programs for Aging-friendly Communities in the Adirondacks;
  • $5,000.00 to the Northeast Ballet Company for the Nutcracker production;
  • $5,000.00 to the Pember Library & Museum            for the elevator addition;
  • $4,144.00 to the Upper Jay Art Center for improvements for the sound system;
  • $4,000.00 to the Peru Central School Music Boosters for wireless microphone expansion;
  • $3,000.00 to the Lake George Music Festival for Sounds of Our Time;
  • $3,000.00 to the YWCA of Schenectady for Early Childhood Education Centers;
  • $2,700.00 to the Johnsburg Central School District for Music Department equipment replacement;
  • $2,500.00 to the Albany Symphony Orchestra Inc for the 2018-19 Tiny Tots Concerts in Saratoga;
  • $2,500.00 to the Amorak Youth Home Inc for the purchase of instruments for the Performing Arts and Outdoor Leadership Programs;
  • $2,500.00 to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks Inc for Community and School-Based Programming;
  • $2,500.00 to Capital Roots Inc in support of Expanding Fresh Food Access in Southern Saratoga County program;
  • $2,500.00 to the Franklin Community Center Inc for Project Lift;
  • $2,500.00 to the Glens Falls Queensbury Historical Association for Water/Ways Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit;
  • $2,500.00 to the Lake George Association Inc for Floating Classroom supplies;
  • $2,500.00 to the Natural History Museum of The Adirondacks for The Wild Center Teen Educator Program;
  • $2,500.00 to Northern Adirondack Elementary School for the BackPack Lunches program;
  • $2,500.00 to Snacpack Program Inc for purchasing food;
  • $2,500.00 to the Town of Chazy for the West Chazy Recreation Park Revitalization Committee playground;
  • $2,000.00 to the Agricultural Stewardship Association for General Support;
  • $2,000.00 to Camp TLC Corporation for Camp Moki;
  • $2,000.00 to the Cancer Patient Support Program Inc for the Emergency Fund in Northern New York;
  • $2,000.00 to Castleton Community Seniors Inc for the SCAMP Summer Camp for Children;
  • $2,000.00 to the Saranac Lake Area Youth Program for field trips;
  • $2,000.00 to The Depot Theatre Inc  for the Center for Artistic Collaboration;
  • $2,000.00 to the Ticonderoga Festival Guild Concert Schedule;
  • $2,000.00 to the World Awareness Children’s Museum for the technology upgrade;

In addition, $14,125 was granted in smaller denominations to benefit various other regional not-for-profit organizations.

The Charles R. Wood Foundation also recognizes the increased need for food supplies in the area’s food pantries.  Grants amounting to $155, 800 were given for the summer and holiday seasons of 2018 to pantries in the Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Fulton, Saratoga, Warren, Washington counties of New York and Bennington, Rutland and Windsor counties of Vermont.

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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