News and Announcements

Dyson Foundation Board Approves New Grants - June 2022

At its most recent meeting in June 2022, the Foundation’s Board of Directors approved over $1.6 million in new grants to 24 different organizations. Major grants included:

Community Family Development
Poughkeepsie, NY
Amount: $120,000
Project Term: 2023 – 2024
Toward general operating support

Family Services
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $400,000
Project Term: 2023 – 2024
Toward general operating support

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson
Pleasantville, NY
Grant Amount: $65,000
Project Term: 2022 – 2023
Toward Girl Scout programming in non-traditional settings

Good Causes
Menands, NY
Grant Amount: $150,000
Project Term: 2022 – 2023
Toward staffing and operational costs for the Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
White Plains, NY
Grant Amount: $220,000
Project Term: 2023 – 2024
General support of the Mid-Hudson Valley offices

Mental Health America of Dutchess County
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $220,000
Project Term: 2023 – 2024
Toward general operating support

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $100,000
Project Term: 2022 – 2024
Toward general operating support

2021 Annual Report

The Dyson Foundation has recently posted its 2021 Annual Report which contains data on the year's grantmaking, along with grant profiles highlighting each of our major funding themes. To visit the Annual Report page, click here

Dyson Foundation Board of Directors Approve New Grants - March 2022

At its most recent meeting in March 2022, the Foundation’s Board of Directors approved over $3 million in new grants to 90 different organizations. Major grants included:

Astor Services for Children & Families
Rhinebeck, NY
Amount: $80,000
Project Term: 2022 – 2024
Toward the Enhanced Childhood Coordinated Services Initiative

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $150,000
Project Term: 2022 – 2024
Toward general operating support

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County
Millbrook, NY
Grant Amount: $90,000
Project Term: 2022-2024
Toward the Green Teen Community Gardening Program

Dutchess Outreach
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $220,000
Project Term: 2022-2024
Toward General Operating Support

Family Services
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $58,000
Project Term: Summer 2022
Toward teen summer programming in Poughkeepsie

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh
Newburgh, NY
Grant Amount: $150,000
Project Term: 2022-2024
Toward general operating support

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
Kingston, NY
Grant Amount: $60,000
Project Term: 2022-2023
Toward general operating support

MASS Design Group LTD
Boston, MA
Grant Amount: $180,000
Project Term: 2022-2024
Toward the Hudson Valley Design Lab

Nonprofit Economic Impact Report

A recent report commissioned by the Hudson Valley Funders Network and conducted by the New York Council of Nonprofits shows that nonprofits have emerged from the pandemic as strong and essential to the regional economy as ever.

The report, "Mission and More: The Economic Power of the Hudson Valley's Charitable Nonprofit Sector", demonstrates that nonprofit organizations maintain a critical place in the Hudson Valley's economy, providing nearly one out of every five non-governmental jobs in the region along with $7.4 billion in annual wages and an estimated $1.1 billion in state and federal payroll tax contributions. To access the full report, click here

Dyson Foundation Board of Directors Approve New Grants - December 2021

At its most recent meeting in December 2021, the Foundation’s Board of Directors approved over $2.4 million in new grants to 44 different organizations. Major grants included:

CoveCare Center
Carmel, NY
Amount: $110,000
Project Term: 2022 – 2023
Toward general operating support

Family of Woodstock
Kingston, NY
Grant Amount: $300,000
Project Term: 2022 – 2023
Toward general operating support

Hudson River Housing
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $200,000
Project Term: 2022-2023
Toward general operating support

Jewish Family Service of Orange County
Middletown, NY
Grant Amount: $110,000
Project Term: 2022-2023
Toward Safety Net Programming for 2022 and 2023

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $240,000
Project Term: 2022-2023
Toward general operating support

Northeast Community Center
Millerton, NY
Grant Amount: $110,000
Project Term: 2022-2023
Toward general operating support

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York
New York, NY
Grant Amount: $125,000
Project Term: 2022-2023
Toward general operating support for Mid-Hudson Valley Services

Walkway Over the Hudson
Poughkeepsie, NY
Grant Amount: $150,000
Project Term: 2022-2023
Toward general operating support