Projects Proposal Application Submission

What can we do for you?

Each year, up to four projects are selected for the participants of the Leadership Saratoga class to work on. These projects provide hands-on experience using some of the skills and concepts learned in the program, as well as giving them an opportunity to lend the collective expertise they have to an impact sector organization.

2024 submission dates are to be announced soon.

Preference is given to projects submitted from Saratoga County Chamber member organizations though membership is not required to submit a proposal. The project should create impact in Saratoga County even if the organization is not located in the County. Ideal projects will require approximately 150 hours of volunteer time to complete. Preference may be given to projects addressing issues that are presenting significant challenges currently in the community, though we also recognize that diversity of projects is important. Projects cannot include fundraising. If there are funds required to complete the project, the submitting organization needs to show the funds already set aside for this use.

Submitted projects are reviewed by a sub-committee of the Advisory Board. Potential submissions will be reviewed with the executive director and the chair or president of the organizations' Board of Directors to ensure full commitment. Typically, organizations are notified in September of the outcome of their submission.

Other than the above stipulations, the options and opportunities are up to you. Past successful projects include; trail design, mapping, educational programming and community engagement outreach; a marketing assessment, redesign and production of collateral; a website redesign and implementation; an awareness campaign using research analysis and creation of collateral; organization and hosting of a special anniversary celebration event and the appropriate marketing and promotion to accompany the event; and a food pantry redesign, build out and food drive. These are but a few of the exciting projects groups have worked on in the past.

Think big, think creative!

A listing of projects completed in years past can be viewed here.

Fill out this form for consideration, and please email Greg Dixon at gdixon@saratoga.org with any questions.