The Funders Network was created by the Dyson Foundation in 2005 to bring together the approximately 300 funders in the Mid-Hudson Valley region to provide professional development, motivate collaboration, to link them to national and state philanthropy organizations and to provide more resources for grantees.
Benefits of the Funders Network included:
- Connections to other grantmakers
- Better ways to conduct grantee assessments
- Means of increasing funding capacity
- Professional development
- Technology programs
- Focused discussion on topics affecting the region