The Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation is now accepting grant applications for the 2023 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.
“For nearly 20 years, the County has partnered 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. “In that time, The Foundation has awarded over 200 organizations with more than $450,000 in grants.”
This year, the foundation will be accepting grant applications by electronic means only. The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 15.
The application is available on the Foundation website, www.saratogacasinohotelfoundation.org and must be submitted via e-mail to brider@SaratogaCountyNY.gov.
The foundation board will meet on Sept. 28 to decide on the grants and grant recipients will be notified by Oct. 4 as to the status of their application. Grant awards will be mailed the following week.
“The Foundation grants help 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 very proud of the partnership with both the County Board of Supervisors and the Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association, and to the ability give back to our community in this way,”said foundation treasurer Skip Carlson.
Previous grant awards can be reviewed on the website www.saratogacasinohotelfoundation.org.