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The Fund for Columbia County

In 1998, a group of citizens who felt passionately about Columbia County partnered with Berkshire Taconic to establish the Fund for Columbia County.

Summer programs for children and teens at Time and Space Limited in Hudson are supported by the Fund for Columbia County. Photo by Karen Keats
The Columbia Land Conservancy and the Nature Institute received recent grants to support their efforts in environmental stewardship. Photo by Joyce Carroll

Columbia County’s distinctive character and diversity help make it an extraordinary place. From the historic urban center of Hudson to its exquisite rural charms, it’s easy to see how special a place it is. However, there are many needs in such a large and diverse area.

What Does the Fund Support?

The fund helps nonprofit organizations who are addressing local needs, actively working to create strong communities, providing programs and services in the arts and culture, education, environment, health and social services as well as Neighbor-to-Neighbor, which provides emergency assistance for local families in need.

In 2019, the fund has separate application processes for grants for community impact and grants for senior services. An organization may apply to either or both grant processes.

How Can I Give to the Fund?

Donate

 

About Time and Space
About Time and Space
Summer programs for children and teens at Time and Space Limited in Hudson are supported by the Fund for Columbia County. Photo by Karen Keats
About Trees
About Trees
The Columbia Land Conservancy and the Nature Institute received recent grants to support their efforts in environmental stewardship. Photo by Joyce Carroll

Area Served

  • Every town in Columbia County, NY

Advisory Committee

  • Joyce Lapenn, Hillsdale, Chair
  • Sally Berg, Ancramdale
  • Sheldon Evans, Ghent
  • Hilary Dunne Ferrone, Spencertown
  • Peter Frank, Hudson
  • Edward Hoe, Chatham
  • Jeff Hunt, Hudson
  • Chris Jones, Ghent
  • Hila Richardson, Ancramdale
  • Pierce Sioussat, Millbrook

We can now replace very old computers and allow our adult students the ability to practice their reading and writing skills, email notes home, and search for jobs on-line.

Margaret Pfaff
Executive Director
Literacy Connections
at the Hudson Library