Technical Assistance

The Community Foundations is a partner to nonprofits in the region.  We will work with nonprofits providing advice on grantwriting, planned giving, endowment building, board governance and more.


If you are looking for Board Members, BoardStrong has created a board member matching website.  Organizations can create a board posting and search available candidate profiles. Candidates can also search board openings and contact organizations from each posted opportunity. The site also offers courses to educate prospective and current board members about roles, responsibilities, and best practices for effective board governance



Our website provides detailed information on our current grant opportunities and funding priorities. If you feel your organization or program aligns with our resources and objectives, please contact our program department ( to arrange a phone meeting to discuss your organization and programs. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about the needs and goals of our non-profit community. During open grant periods program staff time is more limited, but we strive to provide constructive feedback and technical grant support when requests for review are received well in advance of application due dates. Should you have any technical issues with our grants portal, please contact us at: or 845-452-3077.

Grant Seekers FAQ      Budget Worksheet

Nonprofit Economic Impact Study

A recent report from the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) which shows the econmic power of the Hudson Valley's charitable nonprofit sector. 

NYCON Economic Impact Report

Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles

 Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles offers indicators for awareness and action. With recent updates to key areas like population, living wage, and homelessness - it's a dynamic free resource. 

Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles 

Planned Giving and Endowment Building

We can assist you in designing a planned giving program enabling you to tap into the philanthropy of your long-term donors.  Our experts can work with your board and staff providing advice on how and why your organization should consider creating or building its endowment. Contact us today to discuss.

Board Governance 

We advise nonprofits on appropriate board governance.   We work with nonprofits to identify new board members and in collaboration with others to provide board training through the Bridges to Board Service program.

Bridges to Board Service 

Communications Support

If you've received a grant from the Community Foundations and want to share the news with our community, we recommend checking out our toolkit.

Media and Nonprofit toolkit
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