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Grant Recipients


The Hamilton College Town-Gown Fund has awarded 120 grants totaling $693,744 since 2001.

Fall 2001 (five grants totaling $10,000)

  • St. Mary’s School, $3,000, computers
  • Clinton Central School, $1,500, staff development and volunteer recognition
  • CCS Foundation, $1,000, for staff development and volunteer recognition
  • Kirkland Police, $1,500, to staff an after-school program
  • Clinton Fire, $3,000, toward purchase of an infra-red camera

Fall 2002 (six grants totaling $19,975)

  • CCS Foundation (2), $2,000, restoration of brick garden and New Arts Center
  • CCS (3), $3,000, senior reading program, visiting artist program, volunteer support
  • Kirkland Police, $7,875, traffic speed display
  • Clinton Fire, $2,000, workout facility at the #2 fire station
  • Clinton Historical Society, $3,600, history, art and literature curriculum
  • KAC, $1,500, exterior building renovations

Early Winter 2004 (seven grants totaling $24,000)

  • Clinton Central Schools, $6,000, for the renovation of the Boynton Pool
  • Clinton Central School Foundation, $4,000, toward the purchase of the playing fields
  • St. Mary’s School, $4,000 challenge grant for the debt reduction plan
  • Kirkland Police Department, $6,000, for an “Evening Police Academy”
  • Clark Mills Fire Department, $2,000, for a portable multi-gas monitor
  • Kirkland Town Library, $1,000, for a portable screen and sound system in the Bristol Room
  • Kirkland Arts Center, $1,000, to offset expenses to replace the main heating system

Fall 2004 (eight grants totaling $30,015)

  • Clinton Central Schools, $5,000 to renovate the Boynton Pool
  • Kirkland Police Dept, $5,000 to continue weekend foot patrols
  • A Better Chance, $5,000 to the ABC endowment campaign
  • St. Mary’s, $4,500 for new ceilings and classroom furniture
  • Clinton Fire Dept., $4,315 for defibrillators
  • CCS Foundation, $3,000 for playing fields campaign
  • Kirkland Town Library, $2,000 for Emergent Literacy Initiative
  • Kirkland Art Center, $1,200 to refinish the hardwood dance floor

Early Winter 2006 (six grants totaling $34,020)

  • CCS Foundation, $3,700 for the “Fields of Play” Campaign
  • Clinton Central Schools, $16,000 for the School Playground
  • Clark Mills Historical Society, $1,267 for a computer and printer
  • Kirkland Art Center, $6,700 to replace two air conditioners
  • Clinton Historical Society, $2,500 for computer equipment
  • Clinton Fire Department, $3,853 for four CPR mannequins and to purchase a laptop for fit testing and presentations

December 2006 (seven grants totaling $35,000)

  • CCS Foundation, $5,000 for “Fields of Play” Campaign
  • Clinton Central Schools, $7,500 for the School Playground
  • Clark Mills Fire Dept, $2,000 for a youth defibrillator
  • Kirkland Police Department, $6,500 for an Evening Police Academy
  • Clinton Fire Department, $7,500 for testing equipment to remain airpack certified
  • Clinton Chamber of Commerce, $1,500 for 2nd Annual Music & Arts Festival
  • Kirkland Ventures, $5,000 for economic development project (two-year commitment, with additional funding from the College president)

January 2008 (nine grants totaling $38,425)

  • CCS Foundation, $3,850 for “Fields of Play” Campaign
  • Clinton Central Schools, $5,775 for the School Playground
  • Clinton Fire Department, $5,300 for an EMS Mannequin
  • Kirkland Police Department, $3,500 for an Evening Police Academy
  • COCVAC, $3,000 for multimedia equipment (part of continuing ed program)
  • Kirkland Town Library, $4,000 for the Emergent Literacy Initiative and the Services for Teens program
  • Kirkland Art Center, $3,500 to refinish the gallery floor and repair the steps
  • St. Mary’s School, $4,500 for technology equipment and instruction
  • Kirkland Ventures, $5,000 for economic development project (second year of a two-year commitment, with additional funding from the College president)

December 2008 (nine grants totaling $44,720)

  • CCS Foundation, $5,000 for its annual campaign
  • Clinton Central Schools, $7,500 to improve public information efforts
  • Clinton Fire Department, $7,500 for a replacement cascade air system
  • Kirkland Police Department, $4,420 for a radar traffic recorder
  • COCVAC, $4,000 for training initiatives and to upgrade management software
  • Kirkland Town Library, $3,000 to update the non-fiction collection and purchase a portable public address system
  • Clinton Historical Society, $1,800 for a summer history camp
  • St. Mary’s School, $6,500 for technology equipment and instruction
  • Clark Mills Volunteer Fire Department, $5,000 for current operations or to purchase Hydraulic rescue tools

December 2009 (eight grants totaling $30,000)

  • CCS Foundation, $3,000 for its annual campaign (likely to be for Smart technology)
  • Clinton Central Schools, $4,500 to purchase SmartTables for the elementary school
  • Clinton Fire Department, $4,500 for AED/Defibrillator equipment
  • Kirkland Police Department, $3,000 to upgrade, repair and weatherproof the speed trailer
  • COCVAC, $3,800 to implement electronic patient care reporting systems
  • Kirkland Town Library, $2,000 to purchase audio books for children and teens, and to purchase furnishings for older elementary and middle school students
  • Kirkland Art Center, $6,000 to replace windows in the dance studio
  • A Better Chance, $3,200 to purchase computer software and home appliances

December 2010 (eight grants totaling $52,020)

  • CCS Foundation, $5,500 for its annual campaign
  • Clinton Central Schools, $15,750 to install exterior and interior message boards
  • Clinton Youth Foundation (Boynton Pool), $3,200 for painting
  • Kirkland Police Department, $5,670 for 10 mobile radios
  • Clinton Fire Department, $8,600 for up to three sets of turnout gear
  • COCVAC, $4,000 for electronic patient care reporting systems
  • Clark Mills Fire Department, $4,300 to purchase a “Rescue Randi” and pager/radios
  • Clinton ABC, $5,000 to support the 40th anniversary celebration and house upgrades

December 2011 (eight grants totaling $62,000)

  • CCS Foundation, $6,200 for its annual campaign
  • Clinton Central Schools, $18,331 to make the campus wireless
  • Kirkland Art Center, $7,500 for create a wheelchair accessible art studio
  • Kirkland Police Department, $2,500 for general operations
  • Clinton Fire Department, $8,469 to purchase EMS equipment
  • Kirkland Town Library, $15,000 to resurface the driveway and parking lot and purchase furnishings for the Bristol Room
  • Clinton Chamber of Commerce, $1,000 to support the Art & Music Festival
  • Clinton Historical Society, $3,000 to support general operations in its 50th anniversary year

December 2012 (six grants totaling $65,000)

  • CCS Foundation, $6,500 for its annual campaign
  • Clinton Central Schools, $15,000 for the elementary laptop initiative
  • Clinton Fire Department, $20,000 to reconstruct the smoke/fire tower training facility
  • Clinton ABC Program, $13,300 to upgrade technology and support budget priorities
  • COCVAC, $4,200 to equip four vehicles with mobile data connections
  • Clinton Youth Foundation, $6,000 to sandblast and paint the Boynton Pool

January 2014 (six grants totaling $60,000)

  • CCS Foundation, $6,000 for its annual campaign
  • Clinton Central Schools, $22,000 to implement common core standards
  • Clinton Fire Department, $7,000 to purchase new EMS equipment
  • Kirkland Art Center, $8,000 for safety upgrades and facility repairs
  • Kirkland Town Library, $13,000 for building exterior maintenance and repairs
  • Kirkland Police Department, $4,000 for traffic calming measures

November 2014 (eight grants totaling $65,000)

  • Clinton ABC Program, $6,000 to support transportation for current and prospective scholars
  • COCVAC, $4,800 to upgrade communications technology
  • Clinton Central Schools, $25,000 to create a modern language learning lab
  • CCS Foundation, $6,500 for its annual campaign
  • Clinton Historical Society, $5,000 for exterior painting
  • Kirkland Police Department, $5,500 for a handicap ramp
  • Kirkland Town Library, $5,700 for technology and sensory play materials
  • Clinton Fire Department, $6,500 for the training facility

November 2015 (11 grants totaling $58,600)

  • Clinton Central Schools, $24,000 for a Benchmark Reading Assessment System and Guided Reading Room
  • CCS Foundation, $6,000 to expand, renovate and market the Memorial Brick Garden
  • Kirkland Art Center, $4,400 for exterior restoration, exhibition space repair and upgrades to the exterior sign
  • Kirkland Police Department, $3,500 for officer training
  • Kirkland Town Library, $11,500 to replace windows and convert lights to LEDs
  • Clinton Fire Department, $5,000 for the training facility
  • Clinton Youth Foundation, $3,000 for a new can and bottle collection bin and to patch the pool
  • Clinton area preschools ($300 each; grants awarded without proposals)
    • Clinton Early Learning Center
    • St. Mary’s Preschool
    • St. James Preschool
    • Clinton United Methodist Church Preschool

January 2017 (eight grants totaling $64,969)

  • Village of Clinton: $20,700 to trim, remove and replace unsafe trees
  • Clinton ABC Program, $5,000 to construct a basketball court
  • COCVAC, $6,258 for radio communications improvement
  • Clinton Central Schools, $10,000 for “Essential Elements: Schools to Watch Program” at the Middle School
  • CCS Foundation, $10,000 to Expand Project Lead the Way in the high school
  • Clinton Chamber of Commerce, $2,900 for a Power of Produce Kids Club
  • Clinton Fire Department, $4,060 for 14 firefighters’ masks
  • “Thank You Albert Prettyman,” $6,051 for a website

Contact Information


Mike Debraggio

Assistant Vice President for Communications
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4654 mdebragg@hamilton.edu
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