News and Announcements

Dyson Foundation Board Approves New Grants - March 2017

At its most recent meeting in March 2017, the Foundation’s Board of Directors approved over $1,188,000 in new grants to 27 different organizations. Major grants included:

Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh
Newburgh, NY
Grant Amount: $265,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2019
Toward general operating support, and after-school and summer programming.

Center for Creative Education
Kingston, NY
Grant Amount: $160,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2019
Toward general operating support.

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $225,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2019
Toward general operating support, and the Dutchess & Ulster County Public School Field Trip Fund for the 2017-2018 school year.

Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $125,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2019
Toward general operating support.

Newburgh Armory Unity Center
Newburgh, NY
Grant Amount: $80,000
Project Term: 2017 – 2019
Toward literacy programing for Newburgh children and families.

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.”