Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation Grant Process Now Open
Application Deadline August 31, 2022
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (July 20, 2022) – The Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation is now accepting grant applications for the 2022 grant cycle. The Foundation exists to support charitable and public benefit organizations whose mission is the betterment of quality of life, health and welfare of Saratoga County residents.
To qualify for a grant, organizations must be classified as a not-for-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service and applicants must carry out services and activities that benefit the residents of Saratoga County. Activities that address problem gambling, support youth activities, senior citizens, recreation, arts and community are given priority.
“Since 2003 when VLT’s were approved by the Board of Supervisors, the County has been proud to partner with Saratoga Casino Hotel and the Harness Horseperson’s Association in running this program,” said Matt Veitch, one of two Supervisors for the City of Saratoga Springs and the current Chairman of the Foundation Board. “It is great that we are able to help in a small way with organizations that provide educational programs; service to our seniors; family assistance; food pantries; assistance for those with disabilities; and help with domestic violence and alcohol abuse. We are proud to give back to our community in this way.”
This year, the Foundation will be accepting grant applications by electronic means only. The deadline for submitting applications is August 31, 2022. The application is available on the Foundation website, www.saratogacasinohotelfoundation.org and must be submitted via e-mail to TConnolly@SaratogaCountyNY.gov. The Foundation Board will meet on September 9, 2022 to decide on the grants and grant recipients will be notified by September 15, 2022 as to the status of their application. Grant awards will be made on September 18, 2022 at a reception at Saratoga Casino Hotel.
“The Foundation grants allow many local organizations to help those most in need in the Saratoga community. We are very proud of the partnership with both the County Board of Supervisors and the Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association and look forward to this year’s grant process,” commented Foundation Treasurer, Skip Carlson.
The Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation is funded by Saratoga Casino Hotel and the Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association. The Foundation has supported over 200 organizations with over $425,000 in grants since 2004. Previous grant awards can be reviewed on the website www.saratogacasinohotelfoundation.org.