News and Announcements

Dyson Foundation Board Approves New Grants - December 2016

At its most recent meeting in December, 2016, the Foundation’s Board of Directors approved over $2,000,000 in new grants to 35 different organizations. Major grants included:

Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc.
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $85,000
Project Term: 2017
Toward the Child Care Tuition Scholarship Program for economically disadvantaged families in Dutchess County.

Community Action of Greene County
Catskill, NY
Grant Amount: $85,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2018
A multi-year grant for general operating support.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County
Middletown, NY
Grant Amount: $120,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2018
Multi-year support toward the Gleaning Program, which distributes local produce to Orange County emergency food programs.

Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, NY
Grant Amount: $70,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2018
A multi-year grant towards scholarships for Mid-Hudson Valley residents with financial needs.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, In.
Indianapolis, IN
Grant Amount: $750,000
Project Term: 2016 – 2018
A multi-year grant towards staffing and overall capacity building to support the growth and expansion of the museum.

PEOPLe, Inc.
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $140,000
Project Term: 2017 - 2018
A multi-year grant toward general operating support.

Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $285,000
Project Term: 2017-2018
A multi-year grant toward general operating support.

YMCA of Middletown
Middletown, NY
Grant Amount: $85,000
Project Term: 2016 – 2017
Multi-year support towards Friday and Saturday night programming for children and teens in Middletown.

Hudson Valley Mourns the Passing of Diana Gurieva

Representatives of the Dyson Foundation are joined this week by government, nonprofit, and business leaders in mourning the passing of Diana Gurieva, who stewarded the Millbrook-based philanthropic foundation through a 24-year period of dynamic growth and influence that helped shape the fabric of the region.

“There are few people who had as much positive influence on the Mid-Hudson Valley as Diana Gurieva,” said Robert R. Dyson, Chairman of the Foundation. “Her incisive intellect, broad perspective and quiet judgement enabled her to create and expand needed services and projects throughout our region. She was a close friend and an important advisor to the Dyson family for decades. She will be missed by all those who shared her love of the Mid-Hudson Valley community.”