Covid-19: Here's How We're Working to Support the Hudson Valley

CFHV Announces Pivoting to Respond Grants Program

With the support of generous donors and an ongoing fundraising initiative, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley has announced a new grant program, ‘Pivoting to Respond.’ Funding will provide general operating support to nonprofits and communities disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 and its economic consequences. Organizations will have the opportunity to apply for up to $10,000 grants.
 
“Since late March, the Community Foundations has invested more than $1.8 million in emergency grants to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 in our community,” said Cristin McPeake, Vice President of Programs at the Foundations. “With thanks to partners in the Dutchess County Government, Dyson Foundation, United Way of Putnam and Westchester, and United Way of Ulster County, we focused our initial rounds of support on emergency services. Now through partnerships with other grantmakers and our nonprofit colleagues, we are setting a priority on the long-term sustainability of agencies that serve historically marginalized groups, who have been hardest hit by the pandemic. Pivoting to Respond Grants will provide unrestricted support to help maintain existing, effective programs.”
 
“Improving lives is not only our mission but our mandate,” said Sally J. Cross, President & CEO at the Foundations. “We are grateful for the trust and the generosity that neighbors have shown in supporting our emergency response funds in recent months. As the economic impacts of the pandemic continue to deepen and widen, we are committed to addressing these challenges. Through this new program, we will connect the goodwill of people who donate to the services that make life better in our region.”
 
The grant portal for applications is now open. Interested nonprofits and community groups can learn more and apply now through August 31 by visiting this link
 
Caring community members can contribute to the cause online here, or by mailing a check to:
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
80 Washington Street, Suite 201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
 
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