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Saratoga Casino and Raceway Foundation awards annual grants
Monday, November 25, 2013 - by Skip Carlson

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Saratoga Springs, NY ---- The Saratoga Casino and Raceway Foundation awarded 23 grants to local not-for-profit organizations at the November 19 meeting of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. Chairman Alan Grattidge presented the grants which totaled $28,204 to representatives of the various organizations. Over the nine years the Foundation has been in existence, 152 organizations in Saratoga County have received over $267,000 in grants.

The Foundation is funded entirely by donations from Saratoga Casino and Raceway and the Saratoga Harness Horsepersons Association. The purpose of the Foundation is for the support of charitable and public benefit organizations whose mission is the betterment of the quality of life, health and welfare of the residents of Saratoga County.

Chairman Grattidge thanked the members of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway Foundation Board for their work over the last year in shaping the Foundation and utilizing the financial resources wisely based on the large number of requests received each year. Other members of the Board are Scott Johnson, Mayor of the City of Saratoga Springs; City of Saratoga Springs Supervisor, Matt Veitch; Saratoga Casino and Raceway Vice President of External Affairs, Skip Carlson and Diane Armer from the Saratoga County Attorney’s office who serves as secretary to the Foundation.

Listed below are the organizations who received grants and the amount of each grant.

$500 Grants
Lake George Opera Festival Association, Inc.
National Bottle Museum
Saratoga Mentoring

$750 Grants
Dance Alliance
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties

$1,000 Grants
AIM, Services Inc.
Children’s Museum at Saratoga
Helping Hands School
Saratoga Children’s Theatre, Inc.
Saratoga County Children’s Committee
$1,000 Grants
STEP Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program, Inc.
Senior Citizens Center of Saratoga Springs, Inc.
Race Track Chaplaincy of America
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

Grants Over $1,000
Saratoga Center for the Family ($1,050)
Donovan House ($1,500)
Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, Inc. ($1,500)
Saratoga Arts, Inc. ($1,500)
Saratoga Bridges ($1,500)

Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar ($1,500)
Franklin Community Center ($2,000)
Shelter’s of Saratoga, Inc. ($2,154)
Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County ($3,500)


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