News and Announcements

Dyson Foundation Board Approves New Grants - Sept. 2017

 

At its most recent meeting in September 2017, the Foundation’s Board of Directors approved over $2,000,000 in new grants to 35 different organizations. Major grants included:

Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $145,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2019
Toward general operating support.

Council on Addiction Prevention & Education of Dutchess County
Fishkill, NY
Grant Amount: $95,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2019
Toward the Marathon Project, a distance running and mentoring program serving youth in Dutchess and Orange Counties which seeks to decrease risk factors contributing to obesity and substance abuse and to increase protective factors leading to improved health and wellness.

Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $135,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2019
Toward general operating support.

Millbrook School
Millbrook, NY
Grant Amount: $250,000
Project Term: 2018
Funding to renovate the lower level of the School House for a Center for the Humanities.

New York Council of Nonprofits
Albany, NY
Grant Amount: $200,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2019
Toward general operating support.

RUPCO
Kingston, NY
Grant Amount: $125,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2019
Toward general operating support.

Rural & Migrant Ministry
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $205,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2019
Toward general operating support.

Safe Homes of Orange County
Newburgh, NY
Grant Amount: $90,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2019
Toward general operating support.

Walkway Over the Hudson
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $285,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2019
Toward general operating support.

Worker Justice Center of New York
Kingston, NY
Grant Amount: $125,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2019
Continued support to advance the rights of low-wage workers in the Hudson Valley through outreach and community-building initiatives, work rights education and leadership development, legal assistance, litigation, public education, and policy advocacy.

Dyson Foundation Board Approves New Grants - June 2017

 

At its most recent meeting in June 2017, the Foundation’s Board of Directors approved over $1,354,000 in new grants to 38 different organizations. Major grants included:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County
Kingston, NY
Grant Amount: $102,500
Project Term: 2017 – 2019
Continued multi-year support for the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP), which provides support, education, and other services to grandparents and other relatives who are primary caregivers for children.

Exodus Transitional Community, Inc.
New York, NY
Grant Amount: $105,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2019
A two-year grant towards a transitional housing program for people returning to Poughkeepsie after incarceration.

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson
Pleasantville, NY
Grant Amount: $150,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2019
Renewed support for non-traditional programming for girls from Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster Counties.

Hudson Hall
Hudson, NY
Grant Amount: $110,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2019
Multi-year support towards the Community Arts Program activities, which include a variety of free year-round programs and events, many of which focus on children and youth.

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $235,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2018
Toward general operating support.

Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic
Hawthorne, NY
Grant Amount: $60,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2019
Towards outreach and educational programming on sexual and reproductive health in Putnam County.

Natural Heritage Trust
Albany, NY
Grant Amount: $60,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2018
Towards the operation and maintenance of Upper Landing Park by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.