Hurricane Irene Emergency Funding Available

August 31, 2011

The Dyson Foundation has instituted two emergency grant programs that will provide assistance to Mid-Hudson Valley nonprofit organizations that have incurred Hurricane Irene-related damages or losses not covered by insurance, as well as funding for nonprofits providing aid to residents of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties who have suffered uninsured hurricane-related damages or losses. The Dyson Foundation will expedite review of all storm-related applications so that needed funds will be made available to impacted nonprofits and residents as soon as possible.

Nonprofit organizations can apply for emergency funds to assist the organization to recover from Hurricane Irene incurred damages or losses with a one-page narrative describing the uninsured damages or losses and a budget and/or invoice of estimated recovery costs. Applicants are advised to submit these two documents to submissions@dyson.org.

The Dyson Foundation will also make grants to nonprofit organizations providing direct services to residents of the Mid-Hudson Valley. These funds are to provide emergency financial assistance to support people impacted by Hurricane Irene. The Foundation will accept applications from organizations with well-established emergency financial assistance programs. These funds are available for qualified nonprofits to distribute to Mid-Hudson Valley residents to cover a broad range of needs resulting from Hurricane Irene. Nonprofit organizations wishing to apply for these funds can submit a one page narrative description of the expected use of the funds and a supporting budget to submissions@dyson.org. Please note that this funding is not being offered directly to individual residents.

The Dyson Foundation is a private grant making foundation headquartered in Dutchess County and directed by the Dyson family under the leadership of Foundation President Robert R. Dyson. The Dyson Foundation's mission is to improve and enhance the quality of life in the region for all of its residents, especially those most vulnerable or economically disadvantaged.

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