Wish Granting Fund

Lending a hand to make a wish come true


The Wish Fund grants wishes for people with a dire health diagnosis or terminal illness that limits life expectancy and who are living in Clinton, Essex or Franklin Counties in New York. This fund was created through a donation by the Clinton County Board of Realtors (CCBR) to The Foundation of CVPH.  CCBR partnered with the Foundation to help manage the funds and application process.  Together, the Foundation and CCBR do our very best to grant wishes for those unable to create them on their own. Requests are reviewed as quickly as possible.  

Here’s how it works:

  • Fill out sections 1-5 of this application and execute the application in section 6;
  • We review the application to determine your (or your dependent’s) eligibility based on numerous factors;
  • We approve or deny your application upon being received;
  • If approved, we provide grants up to a value of $5,000;
  • Completed applications should be turned into The Foundation of CVPH, 75 Beekman Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

There are a few types of wishes we cannot provide grants for:

  • Requests from individuals living outside the USA
  • Cruises
  • Cash
  • Surprise wishes
  • Reimbursements for completed wishes
  • Legal assistance
  • Automobiles, Lifts, Repairs and RV rentals
  • Hunting
  • Property and home improvements or repairs
  • Funeral arrangements or posthumous requests
  • Travel outside the United States. However, on a case-by-case basis we may consider one-way travel to countries outside of the U.S. for patients who wish to die at home and on a case-by-case basis we may consider travel to U.S. territories
  • Any wish request deemed offensive, inappropriate or inconsistent with the values of the CCBR and The Foundation of CVPH
  • Medical treatment/supplies/equipment/transportation

Download application here.