Community Foundations Group Offers Hudson Valley Grants

Fall application cycle underway

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, a Poughkeepsie-based charitable umbrella group, has opened the fall 2014 grant applications process. With its affiliates, the Community Foundation of Putnam County, Community Foundation of Dutchess County, and Community Foundation of Ulster County, Community Foundations administers more than 535 charity funds.

Funding programs now accepting applications through the Foundations include:

  • Robert R. Chapman Fund Grants: Established to promote and/or provide international and cultural learning experiences for youth; geared toward non-profits and public agencies.
  • Cleopatra Fund Grants: For organizations providing services that promote animal welfare; including those that benefit cats, dogs, retired circus animals and retired farm animals.
  • Irving and Gloria Schlossberg Family Fund: Aid for teaching the community about the Jewish heritage, history, customs and culture through lectures, music, arts, literature, theater, and similar efforts.
  • John T. Sloper Community Fund Grants: Financial assistance with equipment and support of programs for enhancing delivery of emergency medical services.

Other grants available in the fall application cycle are earmarked for projects only in Dutchess or Ulster counties. More information on all the various opportunities, including deadlines for application submissions, is available on the Foundations website at Potential applications can also contact Jennifer Killian, the Community Foundations director of programs, by phone at 845-452-3077 or via email [email protected].

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