Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation Opens 2021 Grant Process July 1
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (June 30, 2021) – The Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation will begin accepting grant applications for the 2021 grant cycle on July 1, 2021. 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, senior citizens, recreation, arts and community are given priority.
“Since the start when VLTs 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, Supervisor for the City of Saratoga Springs. “It is great that we are able to help in a small way with organizations that provide educational programs; services to our seniors; organizations providing family assistance; food pantries; assistance for those with disabilities; and help with domestic violence and alcohol and substance abuse organizations. We are proud to give back to our community in this way.”
Grant applications must be postmarked by July 23, 2021. The Foundation Board will meet on August 9, 2021 to discuss grant requests and all applicants will be notified by August 27, 2021 as to the status of their application. Grants will be awarded in early September 2021.
“After a one year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking forward to resuming the Foundation grant program. We are very proud of the partnership formed by the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, the Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association and Saratoga Casino Hotel,” commented Foundation Treasurer, Skip Carlson. “The Foundation grants allow many local organizations to help those most in need in the Saratoga community.”
Grant applications can be downloaded online at SaratogaCasinoHotelFoundation.org. Previous grant awards can also be reviewed on the website.
Grant requests can also be submitted via email to TConnolly@SaratogaCountyNY.gov or mailed to:
Saratoga County Board of Supervisors
Casino Hotel Foundation Chairman
40 McMaster Street
Ballston Spa, New York 12020
The Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation is funded by Saratoga Casino Hotel and the Saratoga Harness Horsemen’s Association. The Foundation has supported over 200 organizations with over $400,000 in grants since 2004.