Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley: New York Funders

OVERVIEW: The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley supports community development, animal welfare, arts and culture, education, farm fresh food, and health and medicine in Dutchess, Putnam, and Ulster Counties in New York.

FUNDING AREAS: Community development, animal welfare, arts and culture, education, farm fresh food, health and medicine

IP TAKE: This community funder is committed to capacity-building, so submit a request that boosts the infrastructure of a local nonprofit.

PROFILE: The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV) is a community foundation based in Poughkeepsie and Kingston, New York. It helps organizations and individuals establish and administer funds to support local causes under the governance of a board of trustees comprised of local leaders. CFHV aims to “address current and emerging community needs through effective grantmaking to improve the quality of life for all.” The funder supports local community development, animal welfare, arts and culture, education, farm fresh food, and health and medicine efforts.

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley has three initiatives, which includes its community grants. Most of the funds raised for these grants come from CFHV’s annual garden party. CFHV has a farm fresh food initiative that helps to bring more fresh produce to the Hudson Valley. Partnership in education grants support public, private, and parochial school teachers. In addition to grants, the funder also provides technical assistance to local nonprofits by offering advice on topics like board governance, grant writing, and endowment building.

Grants range between about $1,000 and $10,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by viewing the recent grants tab on the various grant opportunity pages. Grantmaking focuses on Dutchess, Putnam, and Ulster Counites in New York. Past local grantees include the Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh, Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Common Ground Farm, and the North East Community Center.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The application process is conducted online, and each grant opportunity has its own guidelines and deadlines. Direct general questions to the staff via online form or at 847-452-3077 for Dutchess and Putnam Counties or 845-338-2535 for Ulster County.

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