The current focus of these grants is to build the capacity of organizations and the community by providing funding for projects that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofits. Eleven grants totaling $20,104.40 were awarded this fall.
To supplement the Food Pantry's supply fund to purchase food when the pantry stock is low or lacking nutritional value to ensure they meet the increased demand of food-insecure individuals and families in Dutchess County.Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill
To purchase and transition to a web-based donor management system that will facilitate more efficient gift processing, data collection for donor and prospect management, and enhanced donor communications.Hopewell Depot Restoration Corporation
Funds will purchase a cash register, software, bar code label printing system, and laptop computer to facilitate sales in the visitor center.Hudson River Housing, Inc.
Funding will go towards upgrading, modernizing, and implementing redundancy of their computer network and improving cyber security throughout the organization.Mill Street Loft, Inc.
Funding will cover professional programming fees for the upgrade of Mill Street Loft's website to allow for site use on tablets and smart phones and increased registration via an online shopping portal.
Neighborhood Economic and Cultural Activity Program, Inc.
Funds will be use to provide certification and professional development for New Hope Director and staff members.North East Community Center$1,280
To carry out a nutrition education and recipe testing project with children (grades K-6) in an after-school program. The project will identify children's healthy food preferences, and this information will be used in menu selection for the Summer Food Service Program in 2013.The REAL Skills Network Inc.
To purchase a copy, print and fax machine that will improve the organization’s ability to provide curriculum materials for after-school and summer initiatives, communicate with students, parents and the community, and enhance administrative operations.Stony Kill Foundation
The grant will provide a new computer, bookkeeping software, a multi-function copy machine, digital projector to streamline and update the Foundation's administrative and financial capabilities.
Trinity United Methodist Church
Provide dependable transportation for the nearly two tons of food that are required for their monthly food distributions.