Saratoga Casino & Racing Foundation, Inc.

Applying for a Grant

APPLICANT GUIDELINES

THE MISSION OF THE SARATOGA CASINO HOTEL FOUNDATION, INC. IS FOR THE SUPPORT OF CHARITABLE AND PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE PURPOSE IS THE BETTERMENT OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE, HEALTH, AND WELFARE OF PROBLEM GAMBLERS AND RESIDENTS OF SARATOGA COUNTY.

The following guidelines have been established to enable the Foundation to utilize its financial resources
wisely under the increasing number of funding requests it is receiving.

  1.  Applicant organizations must be classified as not-for-profit by the Internal Revenue Service.
  2. Applicant organizations must provide services and activities that benefit residents of Saratoga County.
  3. Activities that address problem gambling, support youth, senior citizens, recreation, arts and community benefit are preferred.

The Foundation generally will NOT consider:

  1. Grants or loans to individuals.
  2. Grants for Construction Projects.
  3. Grants for labor costs.

GRANT APPLICATION PROCEDURES

An organization requesting a grant must submit the grant application containing the following information:

  1. Legal name of applicant organization.
  2. Date of establishment, a brief history and mission statement.
  3. Contact person, telephone number and email address.
  4. Qualifications of individuals administering the project.
  5. A description of the program or project proposed for funding, amount requested and a generally itemized budget.
  6. Information that will clarify and support the grant request should be attached to the application.

Completed funding requests, and SIX COPIES are to be sent to the attention of the Chairman of the Foundation at the following address:

SARATOGA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SARATOGA CASINO HOTEL FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN
40 MCMASTER STREET
BALLSTON SPA, NY 12020

Applicant organizations may only present grant requests once in any given year. If multiple grants are requested by departments within an organization, they should be submitted together. The Board may or may not fund multiple grants.


REQUESTS WILL BE PROCESSED ONCE A YEAR ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING TIMELINE:

 

July 1, 2021—Grant Process Opens and Foundation Will Begin Accepting Grant Requests.

July 23, 2021—Grant Applications must be Postmarked by this date.

August 9, 2021---Foundation Board Meets to Discuss Grant Requests.

August 27, 2021—Recipients of Grants Will be Notified by this Date.

 

Within one year of receiving a grant, grantees shall submit a report to the Board detailing the use of the funds and an overall assessment of the program or project funded.


THE 2021 FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman: Matthew E. Veitch
Supervisor
City of Saratoga Springs
mveitch@saratogacountyny.gov 

Vice-Chairman: Theodore Kusnierz
Supervisor - Town of Moreau 
Chairman - Saratoga County Board of Supervisors
tkusnierz@saratogacountyny.gov

Treasurer: George W. “Skip” Carlson
Vice President of External Affairs 
Saratoga Casino Hotel
scarlson@saratogacasino.com 

Secretary: Therese Connolly
Saratoga County Board of Supervisors
tconnolly@saratogacountyny.gov

Director: Meg Kelly
Mayor-- City of Saratoga Springs
Meg.kelly@saratoga-springs.org

Director: Jake Zakrzewski
Board of Directors, Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association