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By June 22, 2023No Comments
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SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – The Common Roots Foundation announced $20,000 in grants to 10 organizations working to improve the quality of life throughout northeastern New York.

With these awards, the Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 2020 in the aftermath of the Common Roots Brewing Company fire, has channeled more than $75,000 to local projects focused on community wellness, environmental stewardship, and helping neighbors in need.

“Today’s awardees highlight some of the incredible efforts underway in our community to make life a little better, a little easier, a little safer,” said Bert Weber, President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “We are lucky to be in a place where so many neighbors are looking out for others. On behalf of the Foundation, thank you for what you do. You are truly making a difference in the lives of so many.”

Spring awardees include:

  • Bikeatoga — bike rehabilitation and safety program
  • Climb for a Cure — colorectal cancer education and outreach
  • Girls on the Run — launching a new running program in South Glens Falls
  • Glens Falls Central School District Backpack Program — providing food to 125 students each weekend
  • Glens Falls Hospital’s Amanda’s House —  accommodation improvements
  • The Hyde Collection — new public programming
  • Lake George Association —algal bloom identification program
  • Prospect Center —  medical and first-aid supplies
  • Water Insecurity Correction Coalition — clean water project in the Adirondacks
  • YMCA — community garden and related education and nutrition programs

The Foundation raises funds year-round through tax-deductible donations, a membership program, fundraising events, and business partners.

Bert added, “I am heartened, but not surprised, by the continuous support of our community: more than 50 volunteers joined our team to clean up the Betar Byway during River Sweep; our legacy partner renewable energy company Boralex; weekly bike rides that raise funds—so many come together to allow us to further our mission and help make a difference.”

Applications for our fall awards are due November 1. To apply for a community grant, learn more about the Foundation, or become a member, please visit:

The next Common Roots Foundation fundraiser is the River Run for the Roots 5K which will be held on Saturday, July 8th. For details and registration, go to