Alzheimer's Association, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester Chapter
This grant will be used to purchase new desktop computers for use by volunteers, as well as a new shredder to protect client and donor confidentiality.
Funds will help purchase chairs, a brochure rack, and projector to accommodate participants for workshops and programs, and to share information on the region's arts and cultural scene.
Baptist Home at Brookmeade
This grant will support the NEW DAY Explorations in Art program. Funds will help with the costs of materials, supplies, equipment, and staffing for this innovative program that offers residents, especially those living with dementia, a means of self-expression and communication when memory, speech, and movement have been compromised by illness.
Bardavon 1869 Opera House
This grant will provide funds for 2014-15 Season Field-Trip Fund. This is a subsidy program that makes tickets for our the Daytime Series children’s performances affordable at just $3 each for Dutchess County public schools students, teachers and chaperons. Over 600 low-income students will have the opportunity to attend a professional live-arts performance in their local theater that is also an important part of the cultural and historic fabric of the community in which they live.
Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
As staff operate in an environment that would be a bit hostile for a "normal laptop," funding will support the purchase of refurbished Toughbook laptops.
This grant will enable the purchase of push button automatic door openers to allow ease of access through the library's main entrance. The openers will improve access to and use of the library building by all library users, including those with physical disabilities and caregivers with strollers and multiple small children.
Catharine Street Community Center
Funding supports a fundraising technology upgrade in order to operate more vibrantly in the current not-for-profit world.
Common Ground Farm
Funding will support the rehabilitation of Farmer and Intern housing, including a heating system to allow for year round use.
Community Family Development
Funding will help to purchase of the the Quality Stars (QS) Creative Curriculum, corresponding staff development training and a phone system upgrades will enhance CFD's program and bring it up to the Quality Stars standards.
Funds will help purchase food to supplement the Beverly Closs Food Pantry when stock is low or lacking nutritious items. This will help to ensure the food pantry meets the increased demand of food-insecure individuals and families in Dutchess County.
Funding will enable 17 student athletes to attend a week of summer basketball camp in 2015. The camp uses basketball as a vehicle for teaching boundaries, respect, teamwork, socialization skills, cultural awareness, fostering cooperation, discipline and the health benefits of being physically fit.
Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill
Funding will help purchase of two desktop computers to facilitate efficient workflow and website design services to create a new website using a Wordpress platform that will help enhance marketing, program recruitment and community engagement. By enabling staff to be more efficient and our the website more accessible, this grant will help ERVK more effectively serve residents of Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam Counties, as well as residents of Columbia, Orange, Rockland, Green and beyond.
Family Promise of the Mid-Hudson Valley
Through a network of local Churches, Temples and Mosques, Family Promise of the Mid-Hudson Valley places homeless families for one to two weeks at a time in rotation for overnight accommodations. This grant will provide funds to replaced damaged air matresses with durable, high quality folding cots.
Grace Smith House
This grant will help to purchase of a new Samsung SCX-8230 multifunction printer to improve client services by streamlining document collection and creation to a reliable instrument. This grant will also help to provide better training materials and outreach education materials throughout Dutchess County.
Housatonic Valley Association
Funding will be used to engage Dover Plains High School students during four visits to a local stream in a practical, action/reflection model of science education to discover how to address a solvable environmental problem protecting and restoring stream health.In classroom and in the field students have learned the science behind protecting streams and rivers. They put their knowledge to use by collecting in-stream water quality data, planting native trees and shrubs to improve water quality, and removing invasive Japanese Knotweed at the edge of the stream. They are learning to interpret watershed characteristics such as land-use, land-cover, soils, and topography and how to make connections between watershed characteristics and quality of aquatic habitats.
Howland Chamber Music Circle
Funding will be used to purchase an online ticketing and box office system and 2 laptop computers with software containing all of the HCMC information. Online ticketing will make it easier for local patrons and out-of-town visitors to purchase tickets, and more people will have the opportunity to enjoy chamber music.
Hudson River Housing
Fundingwill be used for the purchase of furniture for HRH's new Employment and Training Station (EATS) which will offer resources specifically designed to help homeless individuals build basic life skills, increase job readiness, and advance their employment/vocational training goals; the expectation is that this initiative will ultimately lead to increased levels of self-sufficiency, financial security, and housing stability.
Hudson Valley Community Services
This grant will support the purchase of additional phone terminals and transport of existing phone system to HVCS' new Dutchess County office.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
This grant will provide critical resources/tools that will enable special education case handlers to work more efficiently, more easily access needed legal information (e.g., statues/regulations), and stay abreast of the latest news, trends and best practices in the field.The SpecialEd Connection component of this project will benefit children/young people enrolled in special education classes and their family members. The Clearinghouse Review component will benefit low-income clients, but especially Dutchess County clients who have disability (e.g., Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability) or public benefits (e.g., Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Food Stamps, Unemployment Insurance).
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue
Funds will support the purchase of office technology equipment and supplies to organize mental health records for the Equine-Assisted therapy program to adhere to the HIPPA regulations, medical records for rescued horses, 4H records, financial records and session/lesson schedules. Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy assists with people suffering from many types of mental health issues; including, but not limited to, PTSD, depression, grief, and abuse.
Mediation Center of Dutchess County
Funds will be used to purchase a Smart TV. The TV will help increase capacity to reviewand assess volunteer mediators' videotaped performances, use multi-user Skype to include students who wish to serve on the Anti-Bullying Youth Summit planning committee, but cannot make the meetings in Poughkeepsie, and utilize Skype for mediation sessions for clients who have transportation.
North East Community Center
Funding from this grant will provide an efficient transportation solution for local Medicaid clients in northeastern Dutchess County.
Pawling Free Library
This grant will provide funding for new laptop computers to teach people in the community and surrounding areas basic and advanced computer skills necessary to compete in the work place and to stay in touch with family and friends.nmThe training classes will follow the curriculum developed by the Digital Literacy in New York initiative, which sets forth Digital Literacy Standards for New Yorkers including Basic Technology Knowledge, Basic Software Skills, Security Skills, and the Effective Use of Information. Advanced training in web design and software will also be offered to interested community members.
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County
This grant will provide funds to 3-4 families in need of critical emergency repairs to their homes, ensuring that they can live independently in a safe, healthy, warm and dry homes.
Spark Media Project
Funds will help purchase a professional cinematography package to significantly improve the quality of films made and give local youth hands-on experience with professional-grade equipment.
Sparrows Nest of the Hudson Valley
During an often emotionally, physically, and financially challenging time of year for families with moms who are in the midst of cancer treatment, this grant will help provide two trays of food each week with 50% more food than is delivered the rest of the year, including more fruits and vegetables. Families will also receive a care package containing non-perishable staple groceries and festive "Feel Good Bags" to each mom in treatment during the holiday season.
Stanford Free Library
This grant will support the replacement of an outdated children’s computer center with a tablet and a touch screen computer that will engage children from preschool through 6th grade in educational content that covers all areas of the Common Core curriculum including math, science, reading, financial literacy, music, and art.
Stony Kill Foundation
This grant will provide funding for the purchase of metal folding chairs and 8-foot folding tables to accommodate approximately 2,500 students annually as well as the approximately 2,000 visitors who attend Stony Kill's workshops, its four major events each year, and its ongoing weekend Open Barn days.
The Child Abuse Prevention Center
This grant will be utilized to purchase portable electronic tablets for The Center's case managers to utilize in the field while working with clients.