Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Awards $100K to Local Nonprofits

Poughkeepsie, NY – The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is pleased to announce that its Community Grant program has awarded $100,000 to nonprofits in Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties. The program invests in local organizations through purchase of equipment, expansion of services and enhancement of staff and board capacity.
“Community Grants are funded by the community, for the benefit of the community,” said March Gallagher, President & CEO. “With more than $1.3 million in regional grantmaking since 2000, these awards have improved life for many thousands of friends, neighbors and families throughout the Hudson Valley. The Community Foundations applauds the generous donors who made this year’s record-setting grants possible.”
“Nonprofit partners throughout the region are delivering vital services with care and professionalism,” said Cristin McPeake, Vice President of Programs. “These awards build on their good work, and ensure that it continues to grow.”
The Community Foundations staff and board of trustees are pleased to confer Community Grants to the following organizations:
in Dutchess: Adaptive Design Association, The Art Effect, Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh, Camp Herrlich, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Common Ground Farm, Dutchess Outreach, Exodus Transitional Community, Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County, Hudson River Housing, Mid-Hudson Aquatics, Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, North East Community Center, Stony Kill Foundation, Stringendo, Wassaic Project.

in Putnam: Desmond-Fish Library, Ecological Citizen's Project, Hudson Valley Seed, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, Putnam Community Action Partnership, Putnam Emergency & Amateur Repeater League, Putnam History Museum, Second Chance Foods.

in Ulster: Arm of the Sea Productions, Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Center for Creative Education, Center for Spectrum Services, Children's Home of Kingston, D&H Canal Historical Society and Museum, Hudson Valley Seed, Kingston YMCA Farm Project, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, Library at the AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Center, Maya Gold Foundation, New Paltz Rescue Squad, Phillies Bridge Farm Project, Pine Hill Community Center, Resource Center for Accessible Living, Rosendale Theatre, Ulster County Habitat for Humanity, Ulster Literacy Association, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.
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