Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation, Inc. Awards over $28,000 to 24 Local Organizations

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (November 8, 2019) – On Sunday, October 27, the Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation, Inc. awarded over $28,000 to 24 different non-profit organizations. The ceremony took place in Fortunes Restaurant at Saratoga Casino Hotel.

The Foundation distributes these grants annually to recognize and support organizations that benefit residents of Saratoga County. Organizations whose initiatives that support youth, senior citizens, recreation, arts and community benefit are given priority. Since its inception in 2004, the Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation has awarded over $425,000 to more than 175 non-profit groups in Saratoga County.  

“The Foundation was created 15 years ago in conjunction with the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, with the intention to assist as many local organizations as we possibly could,” said Skip Carlson, Vice President of External Affairs at Saratoga Casino Hotel. “We’re proud to be staying true to that mission by providing necessary funding to local organizations so they can continue the commendable work they do in our community.”

The Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation is jointly funded by Saratoga Casino Hotel and the Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association. Representatives from the 24 non-profit organizations and the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors were in attendance for the check presentations.

“The Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation has been a tremendous asset and has made a positive impact on the Saratoga County community,” said Saratoga Springs Supervisor Matthew Veitch. “The recipients of these grants have done tremendous work for those they serve, and we’re happy the Foundation can do its small part to assist these organizations in their missions.”

A full list of this year’s grant recipients are as follows:

Organization Amount
AIM Services Inc.  $500
Best Buddies $1,000
Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) $1,000
Captain Community Human Services $1,500
The Center for Problem Gambling – Saratoga County $1,500
Franklin Community Center, Inc. $2,000
Habitat for Humanity $1,000
Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, Inc. (MACSC) $1,500
New York Race Track Chaplaincy $1,000
Rebuilding Together $1,500
Salvation Army $1,000
Saratoga Center for the Family $1,500
Saratoga County Children’s Committee $1,000
Saratoga County Historical Society/Brookside Museum $1,000
Saratoga Hospital Foundation $500
Saratoga Mentoring Program of Catholic Charities $500
Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar $1,000
Saratoga Springs History Museum $1,000
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation $500
Schuylerville Area Food Emergency Relief $1,500
Senior Citizens Center of Saratoga Springs, Inc. $500
Stillwater Food Pantry $1,500
Town of Malta Emergency Food Pantry $1,500
Wellspring $2,500


Photo Caption: City of Saratoga Springs Mayor Meg Kelly presenting a $1,500 check to Kandie J. Sawyer and William Hill representing The Center for Problem Gambling. Mayor Kelly is a member of the Board of Directors of the Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation.

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