Fund seeks grant applications for non-profits

AMSTERDAM — The Carondelet Community Fund is soliciting applications for grants to eligible nonprofit community agencies that are located in the service area of St. Mary’s Healthcare.

The deadline for submissions for the grants is March 9 at 4:30 p.m.

Requests may not exceed $10,000. The fund committee will review applications and make recommendations for grants to the St. Mary’s Healthcare board of directors for final approval.

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of introduction and an application that is no more than five pages long. The application must be typed, double-spaced, and should include the following:

∫ Brief description of the history and scope of the applicants’ services.

∫ Brief statement of the problem or needs addressed.

∫ Applicant expertise in addressing problem or need.

∫ Geographic area and population served by applicant.

∫ Brief narrative or summary of the project including objectives and anticipated results.

∫ Financial statement including IRS 990, proposed budget for the requested grant.

∫ Proposed program start and completion dates.

∫ List of collaborative partners.

To obtain an application, call the St. Mary’s Healthcare mission integration office at (518) 841-7135.

Completed applications can be mailed to the Carondelet Community Fund, c/o Sr. Joan Mary Hartigan, St. Mary’s Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010. Applications can also be emailed to Late submissions cannot be considered. Applicants will be notified of the final decisions by May 15.

For more information about the fund or the application process, call Hartigan at St. Mary’s Healthcare at (518) 841-7135.

The Carondelet Community Fund was established in 1996 as a board designated fund to honor and continue the spirit of St. Mary’s founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The sisters’ mission of service is rooted in a commitment of outreach to the “Dear Neighbor.” The fund seeks to provide modest assistance to local programs and agencies whose values and mission align with the mission and values of St. Mary’s Healthcare.

For more information about St. Mary’s Healthcare, call Jerri Cortese, director of community relations, at (518) 841-7162 (office) or (518) 573-0970 (cell) or email her at