SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund will continue to accept grant applications from eligible nonprofit charities until Sept. 30.

Grant information and application forms may be obtained from the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund website at ATCCF.org/nonprofits.

The Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund was established in 2009 and its primary mission is to provide flexible options for planned giving.

The resulting yearly Lend-a-Hand Grants help improve the quality of life and address issues of common concern in the area. In 2016, the Community Fund allocated $42,270 toward 23 Lend-a-Hand grants. These grants funded local, nonprofit organizations’ programs in such diverse areas as veterans outreach, mental health services, wildlife education, homelessness prevention, youth services and the arts.

Grant recipients will be announced by the fund’s Independent Advisory Committee in December. The Community Fund welcomes nonprofit organizations to apply for grants that represent new and creative programs. Over the past six years, the Community Fund has provided 101 grants in excess of $193,000 in Lend-A-Hand Grants.

The Community Fund’s website is www.atccf.org.

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