Grants & Programs

Low-Income Individuals and Families

We support programs that serve low-income individuals and families through initiatives such as:

Improving access to quality healthcare services and wrap around services by supporting integrated systems of care, mobile clinics, and healthcare workforce development.
Increasing access to healthy, affordable foods by supporting food banks, food pantries, and mobile food markets directly in neighborhoods.
Developing nutrition programs to encourage healthy eating and improve access to safe, recreational spaces in low-income communities.
Supporting community centers, such as settlement houses that provide programming for community members.

Brittany’s Story

Brittany Christenson, executive director of AdkAction, used funds from a 2020 COVID-19 Emergency Grant to work with The Hub On The Hill (a nonprofit in Essex County) to bring hundreds of locally grown meals to families in need in the Adirondack mountains. The project did so well over the summer of 2020 that it is transitioning into an on-going endeavor, continuing to help at risk families through the pandemic.

AdkAction not only helped The Hub become a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) vendor, but walked them through the NY State Food Stamp authorization, so they can offer farm fresh meals for purchase on their website. Proceeds go to their free delivery program.

Food insecurity continues to be a problem in the Adirondacks. We’re honored to contribute to new and evolving solutions.

Related Grants

Community Health Care Association of NYS (CHCANYS)

Benefitting over 70 community health centers that serve low-income New Yorkers statewide.

Coptic Ortodox Diocese

Funding for the St. Abraam Program benefitting low-income individuals and families.

Harlem Children’s Zone

Supporting Healthy Harlem, a program to prevent and address childhood obesity in Central Harlem.

Hudson Headwaters Health Network

Expanding a program that provides fresh produce and nutritional counseling to rural communities in the Adirondack North Country region.