LAKE PLACID – Adirondack Foundation, in partnership with the Cloudsplitter Foundation, Chapel Hill Foundation, AdkAction, the Grabe Family Foundation, and the McLanahan Family Fund, is now offering grants to daycare providers in the northern Adirondack region.Small Grants for Small Children, part of Adirondack Foundation’s Birth to Three (BT3) project, offers grants ranging from $100 to $500 for daycare centers or daycare providers to enhance and support their work. The grants will be made through the Adirondack Community Action Program and the Childcare Coordinating Council of the North Country.Grants are available only to providers that serve children aged birth to three. Those who serve older children in addition to birth to three are still eligible to apply.

Grants will be made for professional training, travel expenses for training, equipment to enhance day care offerings, tools for enrichment and engagement, and other needs. This program will not support the purchase of containment equipment nor can it grant scholarships for families using daycare.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To learn more, visit

The BT3 project envisions high quality early care for all Adirondack children ages 0 to 3 years that provides a better chance at success in life, from the very beginning. To learn more, visit

If you have questions on how to apply, please contact Program Officer Andrea Grout at (518) 523-9904 or

About Adirondack Foundation


Adirondack Foundation, founded in 1997 as Adirondack Community Trust, is a community foundation serving the Adirondack region of New York State. The foundation is the area’s largest private grantmaker with a mission to inspire donors, build partnerships and mobilize resources to support the needs of communities and nonprofits. Through professional expertise and customer service, the foundation makes it easy for donors to fulfill their charitable vision. Adirondack Foundation hostsAdirondack Gives, a crowdfunding website for Adirondack region nonprofits. For more information about Adirondack Foundation and the Adirondack Gives initiative, visit or call (518) 523-9904.