The Cloudsplitter Foundation is dedicated to improving the future for the flora, fauna, communities, and people of the Adirondacks.
These grants support a not-for-profit’s operating costs and not specific projects or programs. Eligible grantees must meet the Cloudsplitter Foundation’s strategic objectives and be approved by the board at one of our regular meetings. Once known to the foundation grantees can request recurring annual support based on simple reporting.
Foundation areas of interest
Priority grants will:
Have a clear strategic purpose, leverage (e.g., attracting other funders)
Generate maximum environmental or community returns
Help under-served populations and those with the greatest need
Be collaborative (between organizations and/or government)
Go to prior grantees who have performed against their grant criteria
Address the stresses on our local food supply, healthcare, childcare, and small businesses
Grant requests for capital campaigns will be regarded more favorably if they are a matching grant and the resulting structure or facility has a significant impact on the community.
Lowest priority will be given to grants seeking to build an endowment or reserves.