Dancing at the Whallonsburg grange, Adirondacks. photo by Nancie Battaglia

GRANTEE STORY

Adirondack Foundation

The ‘connective tissue’ of a changing community

The Adirondack region is a community in transition. The area is seeing an influx of a new resident population that is more culturally diverse and often more affluent than the local families that have lived there for generations. With the community changing quickly, Adirondack Foundation is stewarding a new vision and a plan to connect residents.

Acting as the connective tissue among neighbors, the Lake Placid, NY-based foundation is taking a thoughtful, community-centered approach to address economic distress, poverty, and displacement. In its 27-year history, the foundation has distributed more than $72 million back to the community to build new childcare, address domestic violence and homelessness, improve access to community college and trades programs, and supply food and fuel to households. The foundation is evolving along with its community, applying everything it learns to cultivate solutions to the underlying issues affecting the region.

Learn more at www.adirondackfoundation.org.

Top photo credit: Nancie Battaglia / Bottom photo credit: Erika Bailey