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9/20/2013 5:28:10 PM

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (September 19, 2013) –   The Saratoga Casino and Raceway Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the 2013 cycle. The Foundation exists to support charitable and public benefit organizations whose mission is the betterment of quality of life, health and welfare of Saratoga County residents.

To qualify for a grant, organizations must be classified as a not-for-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Applicant organizations must carry out services and activities that benefit the residents of Saratoga County. Activities that address problem gambling, support youth, senior citizens, recreation, arts and community benefit are given priority.

The deadline for grant request filing is October 18, 2013. The Foundation Board will act on the grant applications by November 8, 2013. Awards will be distributed at the regular meeting of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors on November 19, 2013.

"We are very proud of the Foundation partnership formed by the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, the Saratoga Horseperson’s Association and Saratoga Casino and Raceway," commented foundation treasurer, Skip Carlson. "The feedback from the organizations that receive grants is heartwarming and the Foundation Board is looking forward to the grant process in the coming weeks."

Grant applications can be downloaded online at:

Grants requests can also be submitted to:
Saratoga County Board of Supervisors
Casino & Raceway Foundation Chairman
40 McMaster Street
Ballston Spa, New York 12020
or by email at

Media Contact:
Skip Carlson
(518) 581-5749

The Saratoga Casino and Raceway Foundation is funded by Saratoga Casino and Raceway and the Saratoga Harness Horsepersons Association. The Foundation has funded over $280,000 in grants to more than 150 organizations since 2004.

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