Grant Awards

Throughout the history of the Foundation, the directors have held that the Foundation should seek to benefit the Black River Valley area, from Boonville in the South to Carthage in the North,  by providing financial support to not-for-profit organizations fulfilling community needs which neither government nor private enterprise could reasonably accomplish. Such needs, the directors have maintained, may be cultural, educational, or civic.

In recent years due to increases in the minimum wage, the Foundation has been unable to support as many positions. In 2018, the Foundation is sponsoring 40 workership positions at 33 sites at a cost $141,131. Here is the list of sites and positions, along with contact information to apply for each position:


Grant Awarded in 2018

Beaver River CS Summer Rec.

Town of Greig Summer Rec.

Village of Carthage Summer Rec.

Village of Boonville Summer Rec

Village of Lowville Summer Rec.


Workership Grants:  $141,131


Erwin Park, Boonville, NY

Grant Awards from 1997 to 2017

Adirondack Mennonite Camping Association $9,179.49
Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Assoc. $9,450.00
American Lung Assoc. $100
American Maple Museum $7,000.0
Arts Community of Lewis County $500
B.E. Strong Library - Turin $10,000
Beaver River CS $25,878
Big Brothers, Big Sisters $34,500
Boonville Black River Canal Museum $33,000
Boonville Concert Band $21,000
Branaugh Boys Club $55,000
Brantingham/Greig Reading Center $2,600
Brookhaven House $5,025
Carthage AYSO $3,000
Carthage Central School $1,500
Carthage Area Hospital Foundation $11,088.00
Carthage Free LIbrary $5,000
 Carthage YMCA $48,000
Constable Hall Assoc. $7,750
Constableville Village Library $16,300
Cooperative Extension $3,000
 Copenhagen CS $6,300
Daydreams, Inc. $2,800
Disabled Persons Action Organization $2,500
Dispute Resolution Center $7,300
Dodge Pratt Northam Community Center $30,105
Doubleplay Sports Center $10,144
Erwin Library (Boonville) $400
Erwin Library Institute $77,630
Explorer Post 122 $800
FFA Foundation $3,000
Food Bank of Central NY $5,000
4-H Camp Wabasso $11,200
Friends of Lewis County Hospice $1,440
Good Samaritan Society $1,200
Hand-in-Hand Early Childhood Center, Inc. $80,080
Harris Courts $2,199
Harrisville Free Library $10,000
Harrisville Little League $10,000
Jefferson Community College $4,100
 JCC Center for Community Studies $4,500
Leave A Legacy $5,000
Lewis Co. Ag. Society $48,500
Lewis County Amateur Hockey Assoc. $1,500
Lewis County Chamber of Commerce $4,350.00
Lewis County Community Foundation $4,000
Lewis County General Hospital $25,761
Lewis County Christmas Sharing $500
Lewis County Historical Society $22,065
Lewis County Historical Society Concert Series $1,500
Lewis County General Hospital $200
Lewis County Hospital Foundation $500
Lewis County Historical Society $25,535
Lewis County Office for the Aging $500
Lewis County Opportunities $10,850
Lewis County Public Health $12,000
Lewis County Soil and Water $5,000
Lowville Academy $300

Lowville Academy Art Club $3,500
Lowville Council of Churches $1,600
Lowville Cream Cheese Festival $1,000
Lowville Food Pantry $1,250
Lowville Little League $8,000
Lyons Falls Alive $1,500
Lyons Falls Library $10,000
Mathew's Place $800.00
Martinsburg Historical Society $2,500
Mountainview Prevention Service $23,100
New Bremen Community Improvement Association $4,310
NIDS Coalition of NNY $2,500
NNY Autism Center $14,062
North Country Public Radio $18,500
North Country Reads $1,000
NRCIL $5,500
NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers $17,771
NYS Tug Hill Commission $11,500
Operation Lowville $1,875
Osceola Public Library $13,000
Pine Grove Community Chruch $1,000
Port Leyden Community Library $5,000
Railway Historical Society $3,850
Ryde's Edge Skate Park $10,000
Scholarships $300
Seaway Valley Boy Scouts $1,325
South Lewis Central Schools $19,300
St. Peter's Home and School Ass. $400
Syracuse Symphony $10,000
TAUNY $4,500
Thompson Park Conservancy $13,700
TI Girl Scout Council $16,000
TI Habitat for Humanity $5,300
Trilliam Trio $420
Town of Boonville $20,000
Town of Greig $9,034
Town of Lowville $110,000
Town of Martinsburg $1,000
Transitional Living Services $12,810
Troop 61 BSA  $915
Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust $2,500
Twin Village Festival $32,500
Watertown Family YMCA $48,000
Village Ecumenical Ministries $1,200
Village of Boonville $10,000
Village of Carthage $29,000
Village of Castorland $5,000
Village of Constableville $37,780
Village of Croghan $62,000
Village of Harrisville $7,000
Village of Lowville $25,724
Village of Lyons Falls $10,000
Village of Port Leyden $6,000
Village of Turin $5,000
Village of West Carthage $6,000
Voices of the River $2,500
Volunteer Center $1,500
Volunteer Transportation Center $5,000



WORKERSHIPS $2,341,512

YAC PROGRAM $202,118