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 fund things that your organization might not otherwise be able to do or purchase—something that is not yet a part of your regular operating budget. 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, you will be sent an APPLICATION LINK by that Director. The online application must be submitted by one of our GRANT DEADLINES.
October 30, 5pm - mini grant deadline for projects occurring by 12/31/2021.
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 must present an Impact Report upon completion of the grant period. Failure to do this may result in refusal of future allocations. Grantees are also expected to attend our annual event: date to be announced soon.
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
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
Pregnancy Support Center
Raider's Sports Club
Red Hook Education Foundation
Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History
Rhinebeck Performing Arts
Taconic Retreat Conference
The Crellin Park Foundation
The Southlands Foundation
YMCA of Kingston
YMCA of Ulster County
Young Rhinebeck Inc.