Northeast Dutchess Fund for Nonprofits in New York

The Northeast Dutchess Fund was formed by Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in 2002 to build a charitable endowment that would support nonprofit organizations in Amenia, Clinton Corners, Dover Plains, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pine Plains, Stanford, Washington, Wassaic and Wingdale.

Donor Name: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

State: New York

County: Dutchess County (NY)

Type of Grant: Grant

Type of Entity: Nonprofits, Municipalities, Community Organizations or Civic Entities

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 04/23/2022

Size of the Grant: $10,000


As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the Northeast Dutchess Fund committee has decided to focus on organizations meeting the needs of  neighbors caused by the effects of the pandemic. The committee understands that trusted nonprofits need financial support now to sustain services, plan for future challenges and provide ongoing programs for all residents in region.

While the fund has traditionally supported projects and programs, this one-time opportunity will provide unrestricted general operating support to help established nonprofits continue to achieve their mission and impact and allow for planning and recovery. These grants are flexible and allow funds to support an organization’s ongoing administrative and infrastructure costs and to maintain existing and effective programs.

The fund is an ongoing resource that works across town borders to support innovative projects and services for the maximum benefit of the residents of these towns, with particular emphasis on low income and/or underserved adults and children.

Funding Information

Grants usually range up to $3,000, with requests up to $10,000 considered for exceptional projects. Capital grants will require a one-to-one match either in cash, services or in-kind donations. Berkshire Taconic reserves the right to modify this policy on a case-by-case basis.

Who Can Apply?

Nonprofits, municipalities, community organizations or civic entities in northeast Dutchess County.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nonprofit organizations, public agencies or community organizations that provide services to the residents of Amenia, Clinton Corners, Dover Plains, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pine Plains, Stanford, Washington, Wassaic and Wingdale are eligible to apply for grants. Requests will be considered for projects, programs, capital improvements and general operating support.
  • An organization may submit only one application per deadline. Projects that have received prior support from the Northeast Dutchess Fund may reapply.
  • Nonprofits, teachers, students or parents may apply for projects that enhance the educational experience for the children in the aforementioned towns. Projects may provide individual school or system-wide education and enrichment opportunities. All requests must be accompanied by a letter of support from the school principal or superintendent.
  • Public agencies may apply for projects that enrich the experience of their residents or offer additional opportunities for public improvements. Please note that grants are not intended to replace tax dollars.

For more information, visit Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.