Guidelines for other Mid-Hudson Counties

Program Details
The Dyson Foundation will consider requests for project support from 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organizations located in Columbia, Greene, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties if the proposed project:

  • has a substantial impact on Dutchess County (e.g., serves a large number of Dutchess County residents);
  • will have a regional impact on problems or issues that are significant in their scope;
  • represents true regional collaborations between multiple organizations or agencies;
  • provides important and needed services to economically disadvantaged children, youth, and families; or
  • improves access to health care for economically disadvantaged communities.

The Foundation will consider multi-year awards as well as challenge grants.  Grants to capital campaigns or endowments will not be considered.

The Foundation also considers funding for out-of-school time programming for youth, including after-school and summer programs (find application timeline and guidelines here), and Mini-Grant and Strategic Restructuring Initiative funding to independent schools for children with special needs (find guidelines here). 

We will consider funding to arts organizations that provide support or training to other arts organizations, and on a much more limited basis, we will consider funding to arts organizations if they have demonstrated and significant positive impacts on job opportunities and the local economy.

The Foundation is not currently considering grants for environmental organizations, historic sites, historic preservation organizations, or for capital campaigns.  These organizations may still be eligible for Management Assistance Program and Strategic Restructuring Initiative grants.

Application Procedure
Review our How to Apply page and then follow the instructions on our Grants Portal to submit a letter of inquiry. 


For examples of project support grants, please see our recent grants.