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COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY

Responding Today, Investing in Tomorrow

aka Community Foundation of Dutchess County, Community Foundation of Ulster County, Community Foundation of Putnam County   |   Poughkeepsie, NY   |  www.CommunityFoundationsHV.org

Mission

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley works to strengthen our community by helping individuals, businesses and organizations establish and administer funds that support vital causes and charities. Partnering with our generous donors, we address current and emerging community needs through effective grantmaking to improve the quality of life for all. Additionally, we provide technical assistance to help nonprofits operate more effectively.

Ruling year info

1969

President & CEO

Ms. Laura Washington

Main address

25 Van Wagner Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 USA

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Formerly known as

The Area Fund

EIN

23-7026859

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley works to strengthen our community by helping individuals, businesses and organizations establish and administer funds that support vital causes and charities. Partnering with our generous donors, we address current and emerging community needs through effective grant making to improve the quality of life for all. Additionally, we provide technical assistance to help nonprofits operate more effectively. Our main grant areas include animal welfare, arts and culture, education, community improvement, farm fresh food, and health and medical services.

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?

Community Grant Making

Major grant programs include: Non-profit strengthening Community Grants; Farm Fresh Food Grants; Ann and Abe Effron Fund Grants; Fund for Excellence in Education Grants; Scholarships and Donor Advised Fund Grant-Making.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Awards

Business Excellence Award - Not-for-profit Achievement 2009

Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2010

Chamber of Commerce 2010

Council on Foundations - Member 2010

National Committee on Planned Giving 2010

Financials

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Operations

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

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Charles Simon

Aziz M. Ahsan, Esq.

Ahsan & Associates

Darrelyn Brennan

Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.

Eleanor Charwat

Yu-Shin Chen

Chen Management / Dunkin'

Robert J. Cotter

John Finch

Ulster Savings Bank

Kevin Hamilton

NuEnergen

Ashley Alleyne

Go Beyond Greatness, Inc.

Melissa A. Manna-Williams, Esq.

Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello LLP

Melanie Matero

Edward L. McCormick

McCormick Management

Rebecca J. Reynolds, CPA, MBA

RBT

Anita Rice

Myrna Sameth

Charles Simon, CFP

Steven Tinkelman

Tinkelman Architecture, PLLC

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 2/1/2024

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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