Throughout the Adirondack North Country residents recognize the importance of giving and keeping our dollars local. We support and patronize the small businesses that are growing a new economy where economic health, community vitality and ecological stewardship are equally important outcomes. 

Ignite! is a crowdfunding website for small businesses hosted by the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA). This resource helps small businesses raise money for projects that will make a substantial impact on their growth and expansion.

Help a small business grow today. 


Do you have  a small-medium sized business with a great story to tell and some hot-ticket items to give in return for your supporters’ contributions? Need a piece of equipment or have an idea for a clearly defined small-scale project that will dramatically support the growth and sustainability of your enterprise? 

You may have the perfect Ignite project. Typically capped at $3,000 (up to $5,000 in certain cases),  Ignite projects are most likely to succeed when the fundraising business has a strong social media presence and following in place.


  • Be a small-medium sized business in good legal standing with the IRS and all other governmental entities.

  • Be located within the ANCA region: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Oswego, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington Counties in New York State, USA or on the US. side of the Akwesasne territory.

  • Have at least one active social media account demonstrating active customer engagement.

  • Offer a variety of rewards that encourage a diversity of participants to contribute at various levels.

  • Develop and deliver rewards to contributors in a timely manner. (More information about rewards below).

  • *Sales representatives, importers, and resellers are strictly prohibited from developing an Ignite! campaign....

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Submit an initial inquiry form to get started.

Ignite! is brought to you by the Adirondack North Country Association. For more information about growing the new economy in our region and other ways to support local initiatives, visit www.adirondack.org or email us at ignite@adirondack.org or call (518) 891-6200