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Community Foundations Announces Emergency Medical Grants
Partnering with an anonymous donor, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is awarding $10,000 in grants to shore up emergency response services in Ulster County. This opportunity provides funding for equipment and trainings which will enhance delivery and accessibility of emergency health services throughout the County.<br />

Community Foundations Awards Over $40,000 to Area Teachers
Through the generosity of individual and corporate donors, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley has awarded 29 area teachers over $40,000 to enhance classrooms throughout the region. Grants will fund training, purchases of cutting-edge equipment and innovative projects. 

Community Foundations to Honor Dennis and Tuchman at Annual Professional Advisors Breakfast
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley will honor <strong>Mark V. Dennis, CPA</strong> of Poughkeepsie and financial advisor <strong>Bruce H. Tuchman</strong> of Saugerties at its annual Professional Advisors Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2016, at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. 

Community Foundations Awards Regional Nonprofits $270k to Link Farm Fresh Food to Those in Need
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, through grants from the New World Foundation – Local Economies Project, the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation and other private donors, is pleased to announce that 20 regional nonprofits will receive a total of $270,000 in grants through its <strong>Hudson Valley Farm Fresh Food initiative</strong>. The grant program invests in nonprofit organizations increasing access to local, farm fresh food for individuals who are considered food insecure.

Community Foundations confers inaugural Community Response grants to Putnam Nonprofits
After securing a challenge grant and matching funds from local donors, the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley opened the Community Response Grant program to Putnam nonprofits. This fall the Foundations awarded grants to six nonprofits. Grantees were selected by a volunteer committee who collectively reviewed 22 grant requests.  The first cohort of applications was highly competitive and funded requests ranging from staff development and program support to technology purchases and upgrades.

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Receives Grant For Farm Fresh Food Initiative
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to underwrite its continued work supporting nonprofit organizations addressing the complex issue of food insecurity in the Hudson Valley. 

Community Philanthropists Honored by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley at Annual Garden Party
Hartshorn, Turk Family recognized for outstanding community service at Opus 40.

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley’s 2016 Garden Party to Honor Sue Hartshorn and Turk Family
Each year for more than two decades, the Community Foundations has recognized leaders who are dedicated to improving lives through their community service and philanthropy. Proceeds from this signature event support nonprofit capacity building through the Community Response Grants program.

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Announces Newly Appointed Officer and Trustees
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley today announced four newly elected trustees for 2016-2017 and one newly appointed officer. Leading citizens from across the Hudson Valley serve on the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV).

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Announces $300,000 in Scholarships to Region's Students
Funds established by regional philanthropists generate 191 awards.

Teachers across region receive education grants through Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Thirty-five resourceful teachers from across the Hudson Valley now have more than $45,000 in new grant funds to purchase scientific equipment and implement innovative projects in their classrooms next year, thanks to the generosity of donors to the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. Teachers from public, private and parochial schools in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties were eligible.

Community Foundations to honor Butts and Trataros at annual Professional Advisors Breakfast
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley will honor attorneys Robert R. Butts, Esq. of Millbrook and Ephie Trataros, Esq. of Kingston at its annual Professional Advisors Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. The event is hosted by the Community Foundations Professional Advisors Council, chaired by trustee Ellen L. Baker, Esq. of McCabe & Mack LLP in Poughkeepsie.

Apply Now for Education Grants and Scholarships Through Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley has opened the online application process for a spring round of more than $385,000 in education grants and scholarships in Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties and beyond. Education grants are due March 15, 2016. Scholarship applications are due April 1, 2016, unless otherwise noted.

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley award more than $100,000 to Dutchess nonprofits
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley announced more than $100,000 in grant awards to 22 Dutchess County nonprofits at a reception for grantees held on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at the Anderson Center for Autism in Staatsburg.

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley award $26,000 to Ulster nonprofits
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley announced $26,000 in grant awards to 14 Ulster County nonprofits at a reception for grantees held on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Deyo Hall at Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz.

Community Foundations Promote Cristin McPeake and Aliza Krevolin
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV) today announced that it has promoted Cristin McPeake to Director of Programs and Aliza Krevolin to Program and Finance Associate. These promotions come as the CFHV bid a fond farewell to the former Vice President of Programs, Jennifer Killian, who has recently joined the Millbrook-based Dyson Foundation as Program Officer.

Community Foundation of Putnam County Launches Dyson Challenge
Nathaniel Prentice, Nancy Rossi Brownell and a newly formed advisory board are on a mission to raise at least $100,000 this year for the Community Foundation of Putnam County, thanks to a matching challenge grant of $100,000 from the Dyson Foundation.

Community Foundations’ Funds Support “The Poughkeepsie Read”
Dr. Maung S. Htoo of Vassar Brothers Institute presents grant to Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Community Philanthropists Honored by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley at Annual Garden Party
Pfeiffer, Strain and Strain Smythe recognized for outstanding community service

March Gallagher Appointed New President and CEO of Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley today announced the appointment of March Gallagher as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 28, 2015.

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley to Honor Community Service at Annual Garden Party
Pfeiffer, Strain and Strain Smythe to be recognized for outstanding community service

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Announces Newly Elected Chair, Officers and Trustees
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley today announced Arthur R. Upright as its new chair, and several newly elected officers and trustees for 2015-2016.

Grants Available to Teachers and Nonprofits through the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley announced today the opening of its Fall 2015 grant cycle. It is now accepting online applications from public school teachers for field trip grants, and will begin accepting online applications from nonprofit organizations for the Fall 2015 Community Response and competitive grants on August 1, 2015.

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Welcomes New Employees
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley proudly welcomes two talented employees to its staff.

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Announces $275,000 in Scholarships to Region’s Students
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley today announced more than 180 scholarship and awards totaling $275,000 to benefit the Hudson Valley region’s most promising students.

Community Foundations Presidential Search Update
As you are aware, Andrea Reynolds, President and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV), will be leaving the organization at the end of this month. She leaves us in a much better position than when she first began in 2005, when our funds were valued at $22 million. Today we oversee the investments and philanthropic disbursements of more than $51 million, and have a service area that now includes Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties. The Foundations have given out approximately $17 million in grants and scholarships, and have a cohesive and knowledgeable staff and Board. While we regret that Andrea is leaving us, we also share in the excitement about her future and wish her all the best.

Andrea Reynolds, President and CEO since 2005, leaving to head Dyson Foundation
Thank you for being part of the Community Foundations’ success. It has been my distinct fortune for almost 10 years to carry out the mission of the Foundations. Because you are an important member of our Community Foundations family, I wanted to be sure you heard from me – before you read it in the press - that I will be leaving my position at the Foundations effective May 31, 2015.

Community Foundation Grants Provide Fresh, Local Food for Hundreds of Families and Children in Need
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley has awarded $211,000 in grants to 13 local nonprofit agencies that offer fresh, local produce to hundreds of families in Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam counties.

Community Foundations award nearly $200,000 to support more than 100 non-profit organizations in Dutchess, Ulster, and Putnam counties
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley awarded more than 100 grants totaling nearly $200,000 to the work of local nonprofits in our communities. Grantees were selected by volunteer committees who collectively reviewed the more than half million dollars in grant requests. These highly competitive grant programs fund work that connects people to their neighbors, their land, and their history in ways that strengthen the fabric of our community.

Community Foundation Hires New Staff
Sally Cross joins staff of Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Celebrates 45 Years of Growth and $45 Million in Assets
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and its affiliates, the Community Foundation of Dutchess County, the Community Foundation of Ulster County, and the Community Foundation of Putnam County, are pleased to celebrate our 45th year and announce reaching a matching asset level of $45 million dollars, more than doubling our asset level within this decade.

Community Foundation Hires New Staff
Cristin McPeake joins staff of Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

Community Foundations Awarded $475,000 Dyson Foundation Grant Money helps grow Putnam County activities
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley received a $475,000 grant from the Dyson Foundation. $225,000 was awarded to support the Foundations’ general operations for three years.

Community Foundation reaches $40 million milestone
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and its affiliates, the Community Foundation of Dutchess County, the Community Foundation of Ulster County, and the Community Foundation of Putnam County, have formally announced that they have reached $40 million in assets, doubling the total resources they held eight years ago.

Garden Party raises $110,000
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley honored two area couples who personify community service on Sunday, October 6, when the regional philanthropic organization held its 2013 Garden Party.

Community Foundation received $2.9 million bequest
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and its affiliate the Community Foundation of Dutchess County, have formally announced that they have received a bequest of $2.9 million from the estate of Leslie C. Roe.

Community Foundation Elects new officers and trustees
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is pleased to announce their newly elected officers and board of trustees for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

Transfer of Wealth Study encourages all to Give 5 to Change Lives
Study: Nearly $22 Billion Will Change Hands in Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam counties Over Next Decade