'Make a Difference' Fund Grant Apps Now Available

The Make a Difference Fund was established by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan to provide grants to local organizations that provide services and programs to children of low-income, disadvantaged or distressed families.

The 2016 Make a Difference Fund grant applications are now available. Funding priority will be given to charitable tax-exempt organizations located in Orange County and Sullivan County, New York with programs that provide services for children of low-income, disadvantaged or distressed families and have a focus on the environment. In 2016, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan will consider multiple grants of up to $1,500. Applications must be received by August 1, 2016 and awards will be announced at the Community Foundations Annual Reception on November 16. Applications can be found at www.cfosny.org. 

Past Make a Difference Fund grant recipients include Safe Homes of Orange County, Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh, Nana’s House Childcare Center, Inc., and the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.

The Community Foundation has significantly increased local charitable funds and empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our region with the creation of over 230 funds that will provide grants and scholarships forever! Since 1999, the Foundation has been an effective steward of the community’s charitable resources and has been a leader in the administration of scholarships, and grant making for the benefit of nonprofit organizations in Orange and Sullivan Counties, and beyond. To create your own charitable fund or add to an existing fund at the Community Foundation, please contact Elizabeth Rowley, at (845) 769-9393, e-mail to elizabeth@cfosny.org.