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to Serve Residents Impacted by Poverty

Jeannette F. Schlobach Grant Program

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Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV)

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Grants of up to $20,000 to New York nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to serve economically disadvantaged residents and their pets. Interested applicants are required to submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Funding is intended to support organizational and program expenses of nonprofits that are working to improve health, education, and economic stability for underserved communities. Funds must serve residents of Dutchess County.

Organizations involved in providing programs and services to individuals, families, and their pets are encouraged to apply. This may include, but not be limited to organizations providing:

  • Comprehensive case management services, including those that work to increase access to public benefits and community resources
  • Homeless prevention and affordable housing services,
  • Educational opportunities, job readiness and job training services to youth and adults,
  • Access to critical health services for individuals and children; and
  • Access to low-cost services to family pets, etc.

The Community Foundations’ goal is to support programs that have proven to be effective, demonstrate increasing demand, and to encourage and support innovative solutions to those facing economic adversity. Funding will have a focus on benefiting people who are from historically marginalized and under-funded communities or populations based on their race, ethnicity, age, gender/gender identity, socioeconomic status, health status, abilities or geographic location.
The Foundation will focus its grantmaking on making awards of General Operating or Program Support for organizations that address:

  • Support for existing or expanding programs and services that are proven effective in assisting individuals and families improve their economic stability, health and educational access and opportunity; 
  • Equipment and capital support to improve organizational infrastructure and enhance capacity to deliver services;
  • New program pilots may be considered if organizations demonstrate the capacity to effectively carry out the program and sustain it beyond initial funding; and,
  • Requests that meet the above criteria and leverage existing resources and additional funding sources are encouraged.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160869

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants made through this program will not exceed $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Annual funding should not be anticipated.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Jeannette F. Schlobach grant program is open to nonprofit organizations serving residents of Dutchess County, New York who are impacted by poverty.

The following organizations are eligible to apply for grants:
- Tax exempt organizations (including faith based organizations) located in or providing services to residents of Dutchess County, New York.
- Have been operating as a nonprofit organization for at least one year with 501(c)(3) status or an established fiscal sponsorship arrangement with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Please note that grants are not given to support:
- Individuals
- Political or partisan purposes
- Lobbying activities
- Loan reimbursements for capital projects already underway or completed
- Retroactive expenses that were incurred prior to the grant award
- Endowments
- Religious organizations for sacramental or theological purposes, however, grants may be made to support non-religious community programs provided through these institutions
- Schools, however, grants may be made to support student/teacher community service programs targeted to assist broader community needs
- Private foundations
- For-profit organizations

Pre-Application Information:

The Community Foundations will be accepting LOIs (Letters of Intent/Inquiry) applications from July 1st through August 15th. If your organization is invited to apply with a full application it must be submitted by October 1st. LOIs and full applications will not be accepted after the deadlines.

Awards in December.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal:

For questions, contact or Cristin McPeake, Vice President, Programs at (845) 452-3077 or

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