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NEW TRUSTEE, MEL EISINGER, JOINED CLOUDSPLITTER BOARD IN JULY!

Melissa Eisinger is the recently retired VP of Adirondack Foundation, serving donors and nonprofit organizations to enhance the region's communities through philanthropy.  For twenty years prior, she was with the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and Adirondack Land Trust.  Current and former board service includes the Northern Forest Atlas Foundation, the Bruce L. Crary Foundation, and High Peaks Education Foundation.  She is a friendship volunteer for Mercy Care of the Adirondacks.

Foundation results, 2017

  • Distributed $1,496,908, 6.55% of assets, to 112 grantees
  • Earned $2,841,155 on investments (12.77%)
  • Year-end assets totaled $23,489,253
  • Spent 0.36% of assets on administration

 

Major Grants, 2017

  • ACAP
  • ACLU Foundation
  • Adirondack ARC
  • Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH)
  • Adirondack Center for Writing
  • Adirondack Council
  • Adirondack Diversity Advisory Council
  • Adirondack Experience
  • Adirondack Explorer
  • Adirondack Folk Opera
  • Adirondack Hamlets to Huts
  • Adirondack Health
  • Adirondack Land Trust
  • Adirondack Mountain Club
  • Adirondack Public Observatory
  • AdkAction.org
  • All Hands Volunteers
  • American Immigration Council
  • Ausable River Association
  • Barkeater Trails Alliance
  • Bluseed Studios
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Champlain Area Trails
  • Colby Foundation
  • Creative Healing Connections
  • Dewey Mountain Friends
  • Digital Abraham
  • Eagle Island
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake
  • Friends of Schroon Lake Public Library
  • John Brown Lives
  • Johnsburg Youth Committee
  • Keene Valley Library Association
  • Lake Placid Elementary School
    Lake Placid Sinfonietta
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Mercy Care for the Adirondacks
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • Natural history Museum of the Adirondacks
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • NCPR
  • Northern Lights School
  • NPR
  • NYSEF
  • Pendragon
  • Pro Publica
  • Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
  • Seniors Helping Seniors
  • Saranac Lake Area Youth Program
  • Saranac Lake Ecumenical Council
  • Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation
  • Shingle Shanty Preserve and Research Station
  • Saranac Lake Skatepark
  • Small Grants for Small Children
  • Snowslip Retreats
  • Strand Center for the Arts
  • TAUNY
  • The Brigid Project
  • Upper Jay Arts Center
  • Whallonsburg Grange Hall

Major Grants, 2016

Major grants, 2015

  • Adirondack Museum
  • Adirondack Foundation BT3 Fund
  • Northern Forest Atlas Foundation
  • AdkAction.org
  • All Hands Volunteers
  • BRI's Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation
  • Adirondack Council
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension (NY Hops)
  • Adirondack Mountain Club
  • Adirondack Land Trust Annual Fund
  • Wildlife Conservation Society (Cycle the Adirondacks)
  • Ausable River Association
  • Mercy Care for the Adirondacks
  • Paul Smith's College
  • Adirondack Explorer Fund
  • Adirondack Health Foundation
  • Lake Placid Sinfonietta
  • Colby Foundation
  • Pendragon Theatre 
  • Adirondack Folk Opera
  • The Wild Center
  • Saranac Lake Skatepark
  • Adirondack Foundation (Small Grants for Small Children)
  • Beyond The Blaze
  • Upper Saranac Foundation
  • Adirondack History Museum
  • Bluseed Studios
  • Strand Center for the Arts
  • Saranac Lake Library Kollecher Fund
  •  Adirondack Foundation Annual Fund
  •  Regional Food Bank of NENY
  • Parks and Trails New York
  • Open Space Institute
  • TAUNY

Foundation results, 2016

  • The Foundation’s investments earned $1,234,438 in 2016, a net investment return of 5.52%. 
  • Grants made totaled $1,188,721 or 5.32% of starting assets.
  • Administrative expenses were 0.15% of assets.

 

Foundation results, 2015

Due to market weakness the Foundation portfolio contracted 12.9% in 2015 and dispensed $909,159 in grants and direct contributions to 501c3 organizations.

Foundation results, 2014

The Foundation earned 10.1% on its portfolio in 2014 and dispensed $1.54 million in grants and direct contributions to 501c3 organizations.

Foundation results, 2013

The Foundation earned 29.1% on its portfolio in 2013 and dispensed $1.1 million in grants and direct contributions to 501c3 organizations.