OVERVIEW: The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan supports animal welfare, human services, housing, education, literacy, youth, and more in the New York counties of Sullivan and Orange.
FUNDING AREAS: Animal welfare, human services, housing, education, literacy, youth
IP TAKE: Contact this community foundation directly to inquire about any current grant opportunities since there are no easily accessible grantseeker guidelines or deadlines available on the funder’s website.
PROFILE: Established in 1999, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) is a community foundation based in Montgomery, New York. This community funder manages approximately 300 separate funds. CFOS aims to “enable charitable individuals and organizations to become meaningful donors by providing trusted support and expertise for their contributions to make a difference in our community, now and forever.” This funder supports local efforts related to animal welfare, human services, housing, education, literacy, and youth.
The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan has various funds that award grants to local nonprofits. The funder provides lists of agency endowment, designated, donor-advised, field-of-interest, and project funds on its website. Additionally, CFOS awards scholarships, loans, and fiscal sponsorships.
Grants range between about $5,000 and $25,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving in its recent tax records. Grantmaking focuses on the southeastern New York counties of Orange and Sullivan. Past local grantees include Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, YMCA of Middletown, the Village of Liberty, and Friends of the Orange County Arboretum.
This foundation does not appear to accept unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits, and it does not provide application forms on its website. Instead, it focuses much of its attention of helping local nonprofits create endowment funds. Grantseekers can view a list of funds held at CFOS, however, and learn about what each one supports on the foundation website. Direct general questions to the staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-769-9393.
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