Club Financial Report: The club’s fiscal year runs from June 1st to May 31th and all amounts shown reflect figures submitted in our annual report to the Internal Revenue Service. There are no paid positions within the club leadership and all club programs are run by volunteers. Yearly dues fund the various programs and functions of the club. Member donations and the sale of merchandise allow the Board to support educational and trail improvement requests from outside groups. See:
One of the marks of The Adirondack Forty-Sixers, Inc. is generosity. Part of our mission is “the support of initiatives within the Adirondack High Peaks region by organizations with similar goals that enhance our objectives.”
Each year we donate funds to organizations, large and small, in amounts ranging from $500 to $5000, or more, based on the merits of proposed projects. Member contributions have made possible over $825,825.00 in donations since 2001(Statistic as of May 2023).
A selection of projects The Adirondack Forty-Sixers, Inc. has funded in the past includes:
- Lean2Rescue Materials and Supplies ($34,806.00 since 2001)
- Adirondack Mountain Club Pro Trail Crew ($456,811.00 since 2001)
- Adirondack Mountain Club Summit Steward Program, #507 Fund, and other projects ($164,279.00 since 2001)
- Paul Smith’s College Wildlife Steward Program ($87,270.00 since 2001)
- Wilderness Conservation Society Bear Canister/Steward Program
- Essex County Historical Society Donation for 46er Exhibit
- Major donation to Hurricane Irene Relief Fund efforts in Keene Valley and Jay.
- The Nature Conservancy and Protect the Adirondacks Projects
- Department of Environmental Conservation Rescue Gear
- Donation of Rescue Equipment to Keene Valley Backcountry Rescue Group
- Ausable River Association Port-a-Johns in Route 73 corridor
- Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation Lessons with Loons Project
Requests for Funding
Beginning in 2023, The Adirondack Forty-Sixers, Inc., is calling for all funding proposals to be submitted by September 1st.
Non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations, and local, state, or federal agencies or educational institutions are eligible to apply for funding.
Projects selected for a grant must address one or more of the following Adirondack Forty-Sixers, Inc. priorities:
- Protecting and preserving the natural resources within the Adirondack Park, with a primary focus on the High Peaks Region, and secondarily, other areas of the Forest Preserve;
- Promoting the responsible usage of the wilderness areas within the Adirondack Park by the general public;
- Educating the public on the environmental, geological, and human history of the Adirondack Park environs and its residents, including social history, folklore, and arts and humanities.
If your organization would like to submit a funding proposal download the complete guidelines and application below.
Please note: Submit application to adk46ersRFP@gmail.com