Thursday, 17 March 2022 15:32

Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund Donates Over $70K to Lend-A-Hand Grant Recipients

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund announced that its Independent Advisory Committee has awarded Lend-A-Hand Grants to 35 local nonprofit organizations. 

The grants were presented at the Community Fund’s annual grant award reception on Dec. 9, 2021, at Longfellows Restaurant. Directors or representatives of the organizations were present at the reception and spoke briefly about their respective organization’s mission and how the grant will support their respective cause. The bank will match what the community has given during the Autumn of Giving campaign: $70,295.86. 

“This year, we received 54 grant applications. Although we wish we could fund every request, every year, we are fortunate to be able to fund more and more as our community support grows,” said Brian Straughter, Ed.D., Volunteer Chair for the ATCCF Independent Advisory Committee. “This year, the awarded grants will support programs for all ages and our communities’ needs as a whole, and will include the areas of the arts, education, health, and family activities.” 

Some of these organizations, and how they will use the grant, are listed as follows: 

Franklin Community Center, Inc. will use the grant to support the 17 efficiency apartments – affordable rental units for individuals – due to the lack of availability of low-income housing within the City of Saratoga Springs. 

The First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa will use the grant for their Summer Lunch Program which helps families experiencing food insecurity by providing lunches during the months of July and August, when free or reduced-price lunches are not available through the school system. 

For the full list of grant recipients and more information about The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund, visit 

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