Grantmaking Programs

Dyson Foundation grantmaking is guided broadly by our General Funding Guidelines and by the guidelines of each of our four grants programs:

Mid-Hudson Valley Program

Grant support to nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Hudson Valley that impact the lives of the region's residents, most importantly those who are economically disadvantaged. Programs are available for project support, unrestricted general operating support, and for enhancing institutional management. Learn more»

Legacy & Family Interest Program

This program awards grants to organizations or toward issues that are of particular interest to Dyson family board members. Recommendations for funding in this program area are, in all cases, initiated by members of the Dyson family or the staff of the Foundation. The Dyson Foundation does not accept uninvited inquiries or proposals for Legacy & Family Interest funding. Search grants including Legacy & Family Interest grants»

Directors' Discretionary Program

Members of the Board of Directors and Officers have the opportunity to direct grant funding to eligible nonprofit organizations of their choosing. While these grants may not reflect the Foundation's overall funding priorities, they do reflect the diversity and interests of the Foundation's directors. Recommendations for funding in this area are, in all cases, initiated by Foundation directors and officers. The Dyson Foundation will not consider unsolicited inquiries or proposals for Directors' Discretionary grants. Search grants including recent Directors' Discretionary grants»

Support of Philanthropy

The Foundation makes a limited number of grants to support nonprofit organizations that work to encourage philanthropic endeavors, educate the public on the important of charitable giving, and provide services to philanthropic organizations and individuals. Search grants including Support of Philanthropy grants»