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2014 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.org to submit an online application by April 1, 2014 for consideration at the spring meeting of Trustees.  The next subsequent deadline will be September 1, 2014 for consideration at the fall meeting.

Over the past six years the Foundation has awarded nearly $9 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 $1.5 million were awarded in 2014: $275,000 to the Village of Lake George for development of the Lake George Park; $250,000 to Albany Medical Center Hospital for their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; $111,250 in support of area food pantry holiday meals; $100,000 to Hudson Headwaters Health Network for the Warrensburg Health Center; $85,000 to Glens Falls Hospital towards the purchase of linear accelerator equipment; $75,000 to the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts for stage equipment for the Strand Theater; $100,000 to Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center in support of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at SPAC as well as The Classical Season program; $50,000 to the Hyde Collection Trust for the Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keefe Catalogue; $50,000 to Wiawaka Holiday House for the renovation of the Wakonda Lodge Respite and Learning Center; $50,000 to Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch for the Water Distribution Improvement Project; $40,000 to United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Tri-Counties, Inc for the Prospect School HVAC and Window Upgrade; $25,000  to North Country Ministry for the Baby’s Place building expansion; $25,000 to Saratoga Care, Inc. in support of the building purchase for the Community Health Resource Center; $20,000 to Adirondack Historical Association for the Adirondack Museum Website; $20,000 to Friends of the Town of Lake Pleasant, Inc. for library renovations; $20,000 to Indian Lake Theater for digital conversion and facilities upgrade; $15,000 to Open Door-NY for a van replacement; $13,000 to Road 1 Werner Road for the Secure Access System portion of the Helping Hands School Relocation; $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks for the Mentoring Children of Promise program; $10,000 to Parsons Child & Family Center for the Camp-to-Belong Program; $10,000 to The Salvation Army – Glens Falls for the Shelter Plus program; $7,000 to Clinton Essex Franklin Library towards to purchase of a computer server; $6,100 to Community Work & Independence Inc. for a bathroom lift; $5,325 to  Adirondack Shakespeare Company for The Course of True Love: Spring Curricular Educational and Good-Will Tour; $5,000 to Everybody Wins Vermont Inc. for Addison County Programs; $5,000 to Franklin Community Center for Project Lift; $5,000 to Liberty House Foundation for the purchase of a passenger van; $5,000 to Mercy Care for the Adirondacks in support of the Aging in Place Empowerment Program; $5,000 for Ticonderoga Central School District for the BackPack Food program; $4,000 to Champlain Children’s Learning Center for door replacement and a security system upgrade; $3,000 to Creative Healing Connections for women veterans retreats; $3,000 to Families First in Essex County for summer camp; $2,620 to Little Theater on the Farm for handicap accessibility renovations; $3,000 to the Town of Johnsburg Library for a new roof; $2,500 to Caritas Inc. for new volunteer recruitment and training programs; $2,500 to Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country for children’s programming supplies; $2,500 to Glen Falls Operetta Club for the Community Theater fall season 2013-2014; $2,500 to the Historic Salem Courthouse Preservation Association for summer enrichment; $2,500 to Northern Adirondack in support of BackPack Lunches; $2,500 to the Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation for the new skate park project of the SkatePark Committee; $2,500 to Saratoga Shakespeare Company for an outdoor portable theatrical floodlighting system; $2,500  to the Village of Champlain for a playground; $2,500 to Weston Playhouse Theater for a school matinee program; $2,000 to the American National Red Cross for disaster relief services; $2,000 to Glens Falls Queensbury Historical Association for student admission and transportation for the Chapman Museum’s Teacher Workshop Program; $2,000 to Hayne’s House of Hope for new fire alarm equipment and installation; $2,000 to the Historical Society of the Town of Bolton for Lake George Theater Lab Summer productions; $2,000 to Hospice of the North Country for a records management technology upgrade; $2,000 to Hubbard Hall Projects for tuition for one student at the Hubbard Hall Opera Theater; $1,800 to Family Counseling Center of Keene, New York for student counseling; $1,700 to the Children’s Museum at Saratoga for the Summer Garden project; $1,504 to the Village of Saranac Lake for youth field trips and to complete the Wild Center and VIC Center; $1,500 towards the Crandall Park Beautification Committee for baseball field improvements and $1,500 to the Greenfield Home School Association: Greenfield Elementary School for a playground.

In addition, $13,520 was granted in smaller denominations to benefit various other not-for-profit organizations.

Information about grant applications can be obtained online at www.charlesrwoodfoundation.org, by calling 800.839.1754, ex. 3718 or by writing to: The Charles R. Wood Foundation, c/o Foundation Source, 55 Walls Drive, Suite 302, Fairfield, CT  06824.

 

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