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GLYNWOOD CENTER INC

Cultivating a Vibrant Hudson Valley

aka Glynwood   |   Cold Spring, NY   |  www.glynwood.org

Mission

Glynwood's mission is to ensure the Hudson Valley is a region defined by food, where farming thrives.

Ruling year info

1996

Principal Officer

Ms. Kathleen Finlay

Main address

PO Box 157 362 Glynwood Rd

Cold Spring, NY 10516 USA

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EIN

13-3852957

NTEE code info

Agricultural Programs (K20)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Employment Training (J22)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Hudson Valley, like so many regions in this country, was once a place that abounded with family-owned, diversified farm businesses that nourished families, rural communities and growing cities. Today, this heritage is threatened by development pressure, competition from industrial agriculture, high production costs, aging farmers and climate change. Responding to these stressors, Glynwood works collaboratively to ensure that the Hudson Valley is a region defined by food so that farming will thrive here into the future.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Farm Programs

Guided by the highest standards of ecosystem, soil, animal and community well-being, Glynwood is a teaching venue for aspiring farmers and a testbed for regenerative agricultural practices.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We’re innovating multi-faceted projects around food with growers and farmers, producers and chefs in order to shape a culinary identity for our region that will ensure the longevity of ecological, humane and economically viable farming. By creating new markets and opportunities for regional food, we are ensuring that Hudson Valley farms succeed.

Population(s) Served
Adults

As a way to connect our community to the places where their food is grown, we engage visitors with on-farm experiences that illustrate the potential for a viable and sustainable food system.
Glynwood is 225-acre regenerative farm that serves as a learning facility for our apprentice program and a venue for convening food and farming professionals. Nestled in between the Hudson Highlands and Fahnestock National Park, we are an unforgettable place to visit, where community events encourage a deeper appreciation for the significance of agriculture in our everyday lives.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of food and farming professionals who have attended workshops and seminars

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Farmers

Related Program

Farm Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Covid impacted our ability to deliver trainings for farmers in person, but we were able to pivot to virtual to continue educating and reaching a new and beginning farmer audience.

Number of attendees to our public programs such as hands-on workshops, farm explorations, and open house day

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Young adults, Adolescents, Children, Farmers

Related Program

Community Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We paused public programming in 2020 due to restrictions from COVID and to be able to better serve our core constituencies of farmers and food systems changemakers.

Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Farm Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Pounds of food (veg + meat) from Glynwood's farm donated to local hunger relief entities

Total dollars loaned to businesses

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Farmers, Low-income people, Working poor, Extremely poor people, Homeless people

Related Program

Regional Food Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Part of our newest program - Local Food for Every Table -- Glynwood raises funds to pay small scale farmers to grow food for local hunger relief efforts in their community.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Glynwood's goal is to bring about a future of robust economic development in the Hudson Valley, based on sustainable food and farming, that preserves and expands landscapes in agricultural production, feeds our families, and provides an example of a food system which is healthier for us, our communities, and our environment. Our vision is a prosperous Hudson Valley that is a vast patchwork of economically viable farms that are building soil, protecting biodiversity and producing healthy, accessible food, and where young farmers have a clear path to viability and success. We are poised to facilitate a vital food culture that inspires, nourishes and engages people, utilizing our unique assets of location, expertise and robust professional networks. If we succeed, we will have the beginnings of a truly regional, resilient food system that can serve as a model for communities across the country.

If we advance this vision, the Hudson Valley will have:
● A diversity of viable farms, operated by skilled farmers using regenerative practices that build fertility and biodiversity
● Essential infrastructure that supports these farmers (affordable land, supplies and services like processing, distribution, humane slaughter and more)
● Healthy regionally-grown food that is widely available and accessible to residents
● A community of knowledgeable culinary professionals and food entrepreneurs who support regional agriculture while creating nourishing food
● A vital food culture that inspires, nourishes and engages people
● A regional identity defined by food and farming, with a range of experiences that engage, teach and inspire both residents and visitors
● A reputation as a model regional food system

Glynwood works collaboratively to advance the knowledge and networks of both food and farming professionals and public audiences to create a resilient, healthy, regional food system that benefits our environment, economy, health and culture, and can serve as a model for other areas throughout the country.

Our work building a robust and regenerative food system in the Hudson Valley encompasses three main program areas: Regional Food Programs, Farm Programs, and Public Programs.

Our Regional Food Program creates and implements collaborative projects with food and farming professionals that enhance our region's unique culinary identity and agricultural viability. By creating opportunities and expanding markets for regional food, we are ensuring that Hudson Valley farms endure and grow.

Our Farm Programs foster the next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs who will create viable farm businesses and bring more Hudson Valley land into agricultural production.

Our Public Programs, for which we are requesting funding, is a new area of focus for Glynwood, designed to offer opportunities for the public to learn more about regenerative farming and healthy, regional food in the Hudson Valley.

Although Glynwood is 20 years old, the last five years have represented an unprecedented evolution of strategy, analysis, leadership and talent. We have explored multiple organizational structures, program strategies and business models for our home farm in Cold Spring, New York. As a result, and through the completion of two strategic plans and a property master plan, the professionalization of our talented leadership and programs staff and the expansion of our regional and national networks of partners, we are poised for greater impact in 2018 than ever before.

In 2018 we were able to advance our goals of cultivating a vibrant Hudson Valley:

In our REGIONAL FOOD PROGRAMS we worked to create and implement collaborative projects with food and farming professionals that enhance our region’s unique identity and agricultural viability. By creating opportunities and expanding markets for regional food, we are ensuring that Hudson Valley farms endure and grow.
--Hudson Valley CSA Coalition online directory makeover reaches 150,000 social media followers and 3,000 NEW website visitors. Future aspirations of the group include increasing CSA access to low-income and food insecure households.
--Kitchen Cultivars, in its 4th growing season, diversifies the variety of crops being grown in our fields. Half of the participating farms change what they are growing because of the project, and 100% of participating farms come to participate for a second year.
--Third international cider learning journey to Spain catalyzed culinary professionals to champion new strategies fostering a regional cider culture that will sustain our historic orcharding traditions for generations to come.

In our FARM PROGRAMS we continued to foster the next generation of agricultural entrepreneurs who will create viable farm businesses and bring more Hudson Valley land into production:
--50th apprentice graduates later this year, with 80% of graduates still working in food and farming.
--Incubator program serves five growth-venture farm businesses this year, fledging two of them onto long term land in the region.
--Largest CSA season yet serves 160 households, including ten food insecure households.
--Partnership with Second Chance Foods rescues 2,225 lbs of food through SCF’s Farm to Food Pantry Program.
--Forage trials result in demonstration plot of warm season annual forage that could help livestock farmers learn how to save money on hay while improving soil health on their own farms.

Through our PUBLIC PROGRAMS, visitors to our farm gained a strong sense of agriculture’s importance in their lives and were inspired to become more involved.
--400 people attend annual FREE Food + Farm Day
--500 people attend one of eight farm dinners hosted so far this year, a 40% increase over previous years.
--95 children and caregivers attend one of our eights family farm tours or workshops.
--New workshop topics like Lambing and Kidding and the Nose-to-Tail Taste Workshop receive rave reviews with 85% of people highly likely to recommend the event to others.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GLYNWOOD CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 12/02/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Judith Mogul

Judah Kraushaar

Scott Berrie

G. Kirby Brown

Sezelle Gereau

Steve Haggerty

Friedrike Merck

D. Bryce O'Brien

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Linda Quella

Alexander Reese

Jennifer Speers

Paul Watterson

J. Stirling Welch

Victoria Wilson-Charles

Christopher Zuehlsdorff

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/18/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/02/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.