The Shaw Harbor Charitable Foundation is a component fund of Northern New York Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization

The charitable purpose is to provide scholarships to graduates/alumni of high schools in, and/or then residents of, Jefferson, St. Lawrence or Lewis Counties in Northern New York with a preference to be given to residents of the seven-town areas of Adams, Ellisburg, Henderson, Hounsfield, Lorraine, Rodman and Worth and community grants with the same geographic footprint.


The Shaw Harbor Charitable Foundation, a component fund of the Northern New York Community Foundation, is pleased to accept gifts in support of its mission and work in the communities it serves. The Community Foundation stewards all gifts, which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Make gifts to the Northern New York Community Foundation, ATTN: Shaw Harbor Charitable Foundation, 131 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601. You may also designate gifts to the Shaw Harbor Charitable Foundation through secure online giving at

2020 Scholarship Recipients

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Shaw Harbor Foundation’s Annual Newsletter


Scholarships are available to:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students
  • 2-year or 4-year schools
  • Accredited trade or technical schools
  • Non-traditional students

The Scholarship Application process will be posted on the Northern New York Community Foundation website annually with a spring deadline for the fall semester. 

Click here to create a new account and begin the application process. 

Community Grants

First and foremost, the fund will support broad investments in the quality of life of the citizens of the geographic area specified above and efforts and endeavors which strive to make life better for all.

Community Grants are issued quarterly.  Please contact us to have an application for funding sent to you.