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.

“We are so grateful for the many hours our volunteer committee members spend carefully reviewing each request we received,” said Andrea Reynolds, President and CEO. “These applications tell the story about the breadth and depth of needs in our community, and of the many wonderful nonprofit organizations working to address them.”

Grant recipients were recognized at receptions held this week at the Ulster County Historical Society’s Bevier House in Stone Ridge, and at Arts MidHudson in Poughkeepsie.

In Dutchess County, nearly $150,000 in grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Alzheimer's Association
American Red Cross of Northeastern New York
Arts Mid-Hudson
Bard College
Bardavon 1869 Opera House
Beacon Hebrew Alliance
Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Beekman Library
Brandeis National Committee
Catharine Street Community Center
Christ Episcopal Church
Clinton Alliance Church
Common Ground Farm
Community Family Development
Community Hebrew School of Dutchess County
Congregation Schomre Israel
Dutchess Community College Foundation
Dutchess County SPCA
Dutchess Outreach
Edge Athletics
Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center at Val -Kill
Family Promise of the Mid Hudson Valley
Family Services
Grace Smith House
Housatonic Valley Association
Howland Chamber Music Circle
Hudson River Housing
Hudson Valley Community Center
Hudson Valley Community Services
  Hudson Valley Home Matters
Innisfree Garden
Jewish Family Services
Jewish Federation of Dutchess County
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue
Mediation Center of Dutchess County
Mental Health America
Mid-Hudson Animal Aid
Mill Street Loft
North East Community Center
Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra
Pawling Free Library
Poughkeepsie Hadassah
Ramapo for Children
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County
Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society
Spark Media Project
Sparrow's Nest of the Hudson Valley
Stanford Free Library
Stony Kill Foundation
Temple Beth-El
The Baptist Home at Brookmeade
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
United Way of the Dutchess - Orange Region
Vassar Temple
Wassaic Project
Zion Episcopal Church

In Ulster County, more than $25,000 was awarded in 18 grants to:
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Ulster County
Family of Woodstock
Friends of Historic Kingston
Happy to Help Food Pantry
Junior League of Kingston
Kingston YMCA Farm Project
Mount Tremper Arts
People's Place
Resource Center for Accessible Living
  Shadowland Artists
The Children's Home of Kingston
Ulster County Historical Society
Ulster Literacy Association
Woodstock Artists Association and Museum
Ulster County SPCA
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Rondout Valley Food Pantry Inc.

In Putnam County, four nonprofits received grants totaling more than $7,000:
Putnam County Feral Cat Task Force c/o Paws For Love
The Friends of Green Chimneys
  The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Brewster Police Department

These grants were made from the Community Foundations’ Community Response Grants program, which is funded by proceeds from donors and our annual Garden Party, and the Cleopatra Fund, Ann and Abe Effron Donor Advised Fund, Bertha Effron Fund, John T. Sloper Community Fund, Senator Stephen M. Saland Legacy Fund, Robert R. Chapman Fund, and the Northern Dutchess Funds of the Community Foundations.
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