News and Announcements

Dyson Foundation Board Approves New Grants - September 2018

At its most recent meeting in September 2018, the Foundation’s Board of Directors approved over $3,100,000 in new grants to 51 different organizations. Major grants included:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County
Middletown, NY
Grant Amount: $70,000
Project Term: 2019 – 2020
Renewed multi-year support for the Gleaning Program, which gleans local produce that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to Orange County emergency food programs.

Family Services
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $415,000
Project Term: 2019 – 2020
Toward General Operating Support

MASS Design
Boston, MA
Grant Amount: $180,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2019
Multi-year support for the Hudson Valley Design Lab, a community design and innovation center in Poughkeepsie.

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $200,000
Project Term: 2019 – 2020
Toward General Operating Support

Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $285,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2019
Toward General Operating Support

The Art Effect
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $200,000
Project Term: 2019 – 2020
Toward General Operating Support

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
Grant Amount: $750,000
Project Term: 2019 – 2024
Multi-year support towards the renovation of an indoor athletics and recreation center.

YMCA of Middletown
Middletown, NY
Grant Amount: $90,000
Project Term: 2019 – 2020
Multi-year support towards Friday and Saturday night programming for children and teens in Middletown and Port Jervis.

Dyson Foundation Board Approves New Grants - June 2018

At its most recent meeting in June 2018, the Foundation’s Board of Directors approved over $800,000 in new grants to 14 different organizations. Major grants included:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County
Millbrook, NY
Grant Amount: $82,500
Project Term: 2018-2020
For the Green Teen Youth Development Program

Hudson Valley Community Services
Hawthorne, NY
Grant Amount: $100,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2020
Toward General Operating Support

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
White Plains, NY
Grant Amount: $190,000
Project Term: 2019 – 2020
Toward General Operating Support of the Mid-Hudson Valley Offices

Mental Health America of Dutchess County
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $140,000
Project Term: 2019 – 2020
Toward General Operating Support

Natural Heritage Trust
Albany, NY
Grant Amount: $60,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2019
Toward the operation and maintenance of Upper Landing Park by the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Northeast Community Center
Millerton, NY
Grant Amount: $105,000
Project Term: 2018 – 2020
For After-School Programming in Northeastern Dutchess County

Twin County Recovery Services
Catskill, NY
Grant Amount: $72,500
Project Term: 2018 – 2020
For Substance Abuse Prevention Education in Greene County