Protect the Adirondacks

Grant Name:  The Adirondack Park and Rural America

Project Size: $112,500

Grant Amount:  $10,000

Strategic Value:  Protect the Adirondacks is an IRS-approved not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park.  This grant will take their valuable data gathering and reporting to the people who need it most.

In the first quarter of 2019, Protect the Adirondacks published a groundbreaking study “The Adirondack Park and Rural America.” This grant was to host a conference in the fall of 2019 for Adirondack Park residents and leaders that presents national experts on Rural America, a number of whom have served on a peer review committee for the report.  The conference has been rescheduled for October 2021. Their goal is to use this conference to follow-up on the public conversation catalyzed by the release of the report and build a series of working groups that will continue to meet after the conference to develop strategies to meet the long-term economic and population challenges of Adirondack communities.

The Cloudsplitter Foundation awarded Protect the full $10,000 requested in October 2019.