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The Hamilton College Town-Gown Fund was created in 2001 by anonymous donors to foster goodwill and communication among the College and residents of the Town of Kirkland and the Village of Clinton. Since its founding, the endowed fund has received $1.2 million in gifts and distributed $1,000,000 in grants.
Each year, the income earned from investing those donations is used to make grants to organizations in the Town of Kirkland. As stipulated in the agreement that established the Fund, grants can only be made to organizations and agencies serving the Town of Kirkland and the Village of Clinton, with a primary focus on education.

Prior Grant Recipients

The Hamilton College Town-Gown Fund has awarded 154 grants totaling $1,000,000 since 2001. The prior recipients are:

  • Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps
  • Clark Mills Fire Department
  • Clark Mills Historical Society
  • Clinton A Better Chance
  • Clinton Central School District
  • Clinton Central School Foundation
  • Clinton Chamber of Commerce
  • Clinton Early Learning Center
  • Clinton Fire Department
  • Clinton Historical Society
  • Clinton United Methodist Church Preschool
  • Clinton Youth Foundation (Boynton Pool)
  • Kirkland Art Center
  • Kirkland Police Department
  • Kirkland Town Library
  • Kirkland Trails
  • Kirkland Ventures
  • St. James Preschool
  • St. Mary’s Preschool
  • Village of Clinton

Contact Information

Mike Debraggio

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