Want to propose a project? Read over these frequently asked questions...

HVFYH mini-grants fund one-time projects or initiatives that help local nonprofits. Per our mission, “local” is defined as Delaware, Ulster, Greene, and Columbia Counties, and the northern Dutchess county towns of Red Hook and Rhinebeck (12571 and 12572). We favor projects that your organization might not otherwise be able to do or purchase items that would help projects. Our hope is that the project you propose will help strengthen the work you do.

STEP ONE: Contact ONE HVFYH Director to see if your project or initiative fits within our current giving priorities. The Director you choose will share your project idea with other HVFYH Directors—do not contact more than one Director.

STEP TWO: If your project is green-lighted by a Director for proposal, and that Director has confirmed with our Administrator the amount of funding you are to receive, you will be sent an APPLICATION LINK by our Administrator. The online application must be submitted by one of our GRANT DEADLINES.

October 31, 5pm - mini grant deadline for projects occurring by or purchase made by 12/31/2024.

HVFYH mini-grants generally range between $300 and $2,500.

No. Funding is not intended for regular staff salaries—or other established program expenses. However, stipends or one-time project consultant fees are eligible for funding.

Mini-grant recipients may be asked to complete an Impact Report upon completion of the grant period.

Grantee Report

Funded organizations may be asked to complete a very brief report. If funded, you will be contacted regarding reporting.

Some of the organizations that have received grants...

American Youth Soccer
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Catskill Recreation Center
Chatham Kids Club
Columbia Memorial Hospital
Cornell Coop. Extension of Columbia/Greene
Family of Woodstock
Family Services
Ferncliff Forest
Foundation for the Open Eye
Gentle Giants 4-H Club
Greene County Federation of Sportsmen

Hudson River Maritime Museum
Kingston Boys and Girls Club
Kingston Outreach Services
Lederman Childrens’ Center
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Mac Fit Kids
Mental Health Association of Ulster County
New Genesis Productions
North Chatham Free Library
Olive Free Library Association
Phoenicia Library
Pregnancy Support Center

Raider's Sports Club
Red Hook Education Foundation
Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History
Rhinebeck Performing Arts
Southland Foundation
Taconic Retreat Conference
TMI Project
The Crellin Park Foundation
The Southlands Foundation
YMCA of Kingston
YMCA of Ulster County
Young Rhinebeck Inc.