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Barnabas McHenry Hudson River Valley Awards

Grants to Hudson River Valley Area, New York Nonprofits to
Sponsor Student Environmental and Preservation Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Open Space Institute (OSI)

Deadline Date:

04/08/19 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Hudson River Valley Area, New York nonprofit organizations to sponsor and work with undergraduate and graduate students on projects in the areas of environmental conservation, historic preservation, the arts, and tourism.

The nominating entities do not need to be physically located in the Hudson River Valley but the projects should be in or about the geography comprising the ten Counties of the Greenway and Hudson River National Heritage Area (Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester) and the Upper Hudson Valley.

An advisory committee selects McHenry Awardees in each of the four disciplines based on the following merits:

1) Young leaders who demonstrate an excellence in their chosen field and a passion for their distinctive project.

2) Projects that produce tangible benefits to local communities in the Hudson River Valley.

3) Projects that impact a student’s respective college or university, introducing thought-provoking and compelling conversations to academic communities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167956

Number of Grants:

Up to 4

Estimated Size of Grant:

In addition to the $5,000 awarded to McHenry Recipients, The Open Space Institute also awards $1,000 to their sponsoring organizations for supplementary expenses.

Term of Contract:

The project itself may be either a summer internship or a year-long endeavor.

The award can fund a summer project or one that continues for up to a year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any nonprofit organization working in the Hudson Valley may nominate a candidate and the project that he or she will conduct.

Eligible candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due online by 5 pm, April 8, 2019.

Students can locate nonprofit organizations to partner with here:

As a student candidate, your own college or university can also nominate you. The project would then be conducted in collaboration with either a professor or faculty member in place of a nonprofit organization.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online here:

Jessica Watson

Open Space Institute
1350 Broadway, Suite 201
New York, NY 10018

Grant Coverage Areas:

Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York