TICONDEROGA - International Paper's Ticonderoga mill recently awarded $44,070 in grants through the International Paper Company Foundation.
Non-profit organizations and schools received the IP grants for new or expanded programs in literacy education, environmental awareness, and employee volunteerism.
"These International Paper Company Foundation grants represent one way our Ticonderoga mill team can be a good neighbor," Mill Manager Kirk Carlson remarked. "Through financial grants and the volunteer efforts of our employees, we can help create a better quality of life in the surrounding communities in New York and Vermont."
The grant recipients are:
Putnam Parent Teacher Organization
Fort Ticonderoga Association
Center for Northern Woodlands Education Tannery Pond Community Center Association
Vermont Works for Women: Rosie's Girls in Rutland
Mountain Lake PBS
Ticonderoga Festival Guild
Exploring Nature Education Resource
Crown Point Central School
St. Mary's School, Ticonderoga
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks
Foxcroft Farm Harvest Program, Inc.
Northern Lights School
The Lake George Association, Inc.
Greater Adirondack RC&D Council
Moriah Central School
Moriah Volunteer Fire Department
Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY
Port Henry Fire Department
Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of NY
Vermont Youth ConservationCorps
Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex/Franklin Counties
Ticonderoga Heritage Museum
Angel Connection, Inc.
Ticonderoga Middle School
Northern Adirondack Regional Envirothon
Grant applications and guidelines are available to any non-profit organization by logging onto to the following website: www.ipgiving.com. For more information call Jane Kuhl at 585-5455.
The International Paper Company Foundation was founded in 1953 as a philanthropic grant-making organization. The foundation provides financial support to various community, cultural and environmental programs with a focus on education, in communities where company employees live and work.
The Ticonderoga mill produces 800 tons a day of opaque, technical grades and offset paper under the brand names of Accent Opaque, Williamsburg and Hammermill. The mill has 600 employees.