The Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund grant applications for 2019 are now available. Eligible organizations are those providing services in Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Sullivan and Rockland counties and are dedicated to rescuing, sheltering and defending animals. In 2019, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan’s selections committee will consider grants ranging from $1,000 to $13,000.
The Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund was established in 2015 through a generous bequest from Jean Rowe and will provide financial assistance to nonprofit animal welfare agencies throughout the Hudson Valley in perpetuity. Since inception, over $32,000.00 has been awarded to support a variety of capital and project expenses for several nonprofit animal organizations in the region.
Past grant recipients include Will Spay, Inc., Humane Society of Middletown, Inc., The Friends of Green Chimneys, Goshen Humane Society, Inc., Humane Society of Walden, Inc., Pets Alive, Inc., The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc., The Ulster County SPCA, Hudson Valley SPCA, Rocky’s Refuge, Warwick Valley Humane Society, and Clopon’s Safe Haven Rescue.
Completed applications must be received by March 18, 2019 and awards will be announced in May. Applications can be downloaded at www.cfosny.org.
About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan: Based in Montgomery, NY, the Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter. Established in 1999, the Foundation helps philanthropic individuals, businesses and organizations establish charitable funds that will award grants and scholarships, for good, for ever. The Foundation has significantly increased the region’s charitable capital and has empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our region. Since inception, the Foundation, with its donors and fund representatives, has awarded more than $11 million in grants and scholarships, including more than $400,000 in scholarships last year alone. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan currently administers nearly 300 active charitable funds that represent nearly $30 million in assets to support animal welfare, arts and culture, education, the environment, health and human services, recreation and youth.