The current focus of these grants is to build the capacity of organizations and the community by providing funding for projects that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofits. Thirteen grants totaling $20,650.00 were awarded this spring.
Spring 2013 Awards
Funds will be used to purchase a new laptop computer, two new desktop computers and an LCD projector for the Dutchess County office.
Children’s Media Project
Grant funds will be used to purchase two new MacBook Pro computers for use in educational programs.
Common Ground Farm
Grant funds will be used for the repair, maintenance and operating costs of equipment to increase the capacity of the mission-driven work of getting locally-grown, healthy vegetables to low-income people in Southern Dutchess.
Dutchess County Historical Society
Grant funds will be used to purchase a laptop computer for a staff member and a desktop computer to manage membership files.
Housatonic Valley Association
Grant funds will be used to purchase plants for a Demonstration Rain Garden on the property of the North East Community Center, adjacent to the Millerton rail trail, to raise public awareness about a “solvable” environmental problem—storm water runoff, the number one cause of river and stream pollution.
Kids R Kids Feeding Program
Grant funds will purchase a color laser all-in-one printer/copier/scanner/fax that will facilitate the printing of all marketing materials. In July a billboard display and a banner across Main Street, Beacon, will enhance public awareness of the Summer Meals Program in Beacon and increase the number of children being served at the various sites throughout the City.
Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
Grant funds will be used to purchase a laptop computer for the Executive Director, which will enable her to work while on the road and share documents at board meetings.
Poughkeepsie Day Nursery
Grant funding will be used to fix playground equipment, which will help the children work on their physical and social skills. The aim is to encourage outdoor play as a way to help keep the children physically fit.
Poughkeepsie Farm Project
The grant will enable the Project to develop pop-up gardens in Poughkeepsie; attend community outreach events to build understanding of the importance of growing and eating healthy, local food; provide start-up materials for community members interested in gardening; and create an online presence to communicate with the community.
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County
Grant funds will be used to purchase a PC and endpoint security (virus scan) to reduce exposure to technology-related risks and to fund the migration of the RTDC website hosting and user training to allow for better collaboration, service, usability and growth opportunities.
Stanford Free Library
Grant funds will be used to replace the existing printer/copier that is used by patrons and library staff. The new machine will provide greater efficiency for daily work flow.
The Beacon Sloop Club
Grant funds will be used to purchase materials and pay contractor expenses for repair and restoration of the north interior wall of the Sloop Club building.
The Children's Home of Poughkeepsie
Grant funds will purchase eight new tables for the Dining/Meeting Room, which serves as a multipurpose meeting, dining, event and children's activity space throughout the year.