Blue Mountain Center

Supporting writers, artists and activists in Blue Mountain Lake, New York

Support Us

Make a monthly contribution or a one-time donation to BMC. You can donate to our general fund or to an active restricted fund (details below). Thank you for your generous support.

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Blue Mountain Center
PO Box 109
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Monthly contributions via Paypal will be automatically withdrawn for 12 months after the initial donation.
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Active Restricted Funds 

*To give to the Harriet Barlow Residency Fund, Accessibility Fund, or Richard J. Margolis Award Fund, simply include the name of the fund to which you would like to donate under “special instructions” via Paypal OR in the memo line of a mailed check. To donate to the Resident Support Fund, follow the link below under "Resident Support Fund". 

Harriet Barlow Residency Fund — Established in 2017, this Residency honors Harriet Barlow's work. It will enable and celebrate annually not only a person but a concept central to her moral vision — the Commons — those natural gifts (i.e. air, water, wildlife) and social creations (i.e. libraries, scientific research, public spaces) that we share. Learn more.

Accessibility Fund — Plans are underway for the Guest Cottage to be renovated inside and out to meet ADA codes. Donating to this fund will help make BMC more equitable and inclusive. 

Resident Support Fund — Founded in 2017 by generous BMC alumni and the Adirondack Foundation, this fund provides financial support to accepted applicants of color who require additional resources to participate in BMC's residency program. Donate through the Adirondack Foundation page, and select "Blue Mountain Center Fund" in the drop down menu.  

Richard J. Margolis Award — The Margolis Award is granted annually to a promising new journalist or essayist whose work recalls Richard Margolis's warmth, humor, and concern for social issues. It combines a one-month residency at Blue Mountain Center with a $5,000 prize. To learn more, please visit the Margolis Award website.

Blue Mountain Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your contributions enable us to continue to provide progressive writers, artists, and activists — free of charge — a peaceful and comfortable environment in which they can focus and relax, free from the distractions and demands of normal daily life. Donations to BMC are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

If you would like to discuss donating to BMC, contact Director Ben Strader at 518-352-7391 or 

Photo credits: Trevor Nathan (Home), Karin Hayes (Community, Support Us, & Contact), & Jan Mammey (Apply).

Photo credits: Trevor Nathan (Home), Karin Hayes (Community, Support Us, & Contact), & Jan Mammey (Apply).