Saratoga Casino & Racing Foundation, Inc.

2015 Grant Awards

  1. Ballston Spa Film Festival, Inc. $1,000
    To provide funding to reach out to students and artists through development of flyers and online ad placements within film related websites.
  2. Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund $1,000
    To support the Ballston Spa High School's Sponsor-A-Scholar program.
  3. Best Buddies New York $1,000
    To provide a program for children with intellectual and development disabilities to give them the skills necessary to develop friendships with individuals who are not disabled. This will help them transition into adult roles.
  4. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2016 Planning Committee $1,000
    For the Martin Luther King Day events and activities in Saratoga Springs over a five day period from January 14 through January 18, 2016.
  5. Franklin Community Center, Inc. $2,000
    To support Franklin Community Center's after school prevention program, Project Lift.
  6. Helping Hands School (d/b/a for RD#1 Werner Rd. Ltd.) $1,000
    For parenting training and to purchase additional books for their Parent Education Library.
  7. Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, Inc. (MACSC) $1,500
    To support the F.O.R. Club (Friends of Rachel) which works to replace bullying and violence with compassion and understanding.
  8. Opera Saratoga $1,000
    For the Opera Saratoga's new initiative called Saratoga Sings! For Seniors to tour five facilities in Saratoga County, enhancing the quality of life for Saratoga County residents who would not be able to attend public performances due to health, mobility, or financial restrictions.
  9. Rebuilding Together Saratoga County $2,500
    To support 2-3 home repair projects for low-come homeowners in Saratoga County.
  10. Saratoga Center for the Family $1,425
    To enhance the counseling program by allowing the center to provide more counseling sessions to clients who are uninsured or underinsued and unable to afford the fees.
  11. Saratoga Children's Theatre, Inc. $1,500
    For the Saratoga Children's Theatre Intergenerational Chorus.
  12. Saratoga County Children's Committee (SCCC) $1,000
    For the Empty Stocking Project which provides holiday gifts and necessities to over 900 children and teens in Saratoga County.
  13. Saratoga County Citizens Committee for Mental Health $500
    To provide an opportunity for mental health clients in Saratoga County to actively participate in the Mental Health Matters Legislative Day on March 9, 2016 by providing Charter Bus transportation to clients, family members and advocates to Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY.
  14. Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar (SSAS) $1,000
    To assist financially disadvantaged Saratoga Springs high school students to prepare for and attend college.
  15. Senior Citizens Center of Saratoga Springs $1,500
    To keep the Senior Center programming affordable and would allow them to offer scholarships for low-income seniors.
  16. Shelters of Saratoga, Inc. $2,250
    For drug screening kits.
  17. Stillwater Food Pantry $1,500
    For the continuation of the Stillwater Food Pantry.
  18. Wellspring $3,500
    To assist individuals and their children to decrease instances of future victimization while improving skills and resources so the household can attain self-sufficiency.