JOHNSBURG — The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation has awarded funding to dozens of regional organizations.
The foundation, founded in December 2000, received 53 grant applications in this year’s grant cycle, a drop of 22 percent from last year’s 68.
Nevertheless, a record amount was awarded to 30 nonprofit agencies addressing the needs of year-round residents in the Adirondack Park.
This year’s awards bring the total grants given by the foundation to 264 and dollars awarded to more than $408,000.
Grants awarded to nonprofits this year in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties include:
▶ Adirondack Curriculum Project for student materials for the fifth Adirondack Congress, to be held next spring at the Wild Center, Tupper Lake.
▶ Adirondack Health of Saranac Lake to help underwrite a series of food health and nutrition demonstrations.
▶ Adirondack Public Observatory of Tupper Lake for educational outreach.
▶ Anderson Falls Heritage Society of Keeseville for archiving historical records.
▶ Champlain Film Society to install a movie-quality sound system in the restored Whallonsburg Grange Hall.
▶ First Night Saranac Lake to purchase 2,000 buttons for this New Year’s Eve alcohol-free festival.
▶ Fort Ticonderoga to bring “A Soldier’s Life” to schools throughout the Adirondacks.
▶ Friends of Lyon Mountain to help underwrite its virtual mining exhibit.
▶ GardenShare to help underwrite transportation to North Country Food Day Youth Summit.
▶ Literacy Volunteers of America-Clinton County to help underwrite Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties.
▶ Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue to purchase 10 F50 RC portable radios for search-and-rescue coordination with State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers.
▶ Mountain Lake PBS to support post-production and distribution of “Songs to Keep: Treasures from an Adirondack Folk Collector.”
▶ North Country Public Radio to help underwrite “Natural Selections.”
▶ Pendragon Theatre of Saranac Lake to fund the tour of “Oedipus” to students grades 6 through 12 in area schools.
▶ Seagle Music Colony of Schroon Lake to introduce opera to 4,500 grade-school students in eastern Adirondack communities.
▶ Silver Bay YMCA to provide special programming at the Silver Bay YMCA Youth Center in Ticonderoga.
▶ The Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York to provide “Silent Wings” to elementary, middle and high-school students in the Adirondack Park.
▶ Ticonderoga Central School to help underwrite the weekend backpack program.
Applications for Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation’s 2014-15 funding will be accepted between July 1 and Aug. 31, 2014.
Contact the foundation by writing to PO Box 105, Johnsburg, NY 12843 or through its website http://www.PearsallFoundation.org.