Community Foundation Grants: Hudson Valley

Community Foundation Grants of Hudson Valley Grants applications are available now
Community Foundation of Hudson Valley Grants applications are available now

Teachers of PreK – 12 in Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster Counties (Parochial, Private/Independent, and Public Schools)

3 Foundation Grants Categories

  • Fund for Excellence in Education Grants: Funding opportunities for classroom teachers that fulfill one or both of these criteria:
  1. Support for classroom projects and initiatives which will improve learning opportunities for students. **Grant funding not to be used for field trips or after-school activities.**
  2. Support for the personal and professional enhancement of teachers (not to fulfill Masters program or certification requirements).
  • Writing Grant(s): A grant will be awarded to K-12 teachers for either professional development in the field of teaching writing or for a specific program designed to enhance the writing abilities of students.
  • Verizon STEM Grant(s): Grants will be awarded for STEM related projects, activities and equipment.

Grants Available to Public Schools Only:

  • Marionette/Puppet Grant(s):  A grant will be awarded to a public school teacher for projects which incorporate student and/or teacher-made marionettes and puppets in the curricula.  Preference will be given to multi-cultural or multi-disciplinary projects.  
  • Dutchess County – Dennis Markle Memorial Community​ Service Grant(s):  Community Service Grants will be awarded to Dutchess County public school teachers for projects involving their students in community service.  These community service awards are made from the Dennis Markle Memorial Community Fund which was started by the Dutchess County United Teacher’s Council.  Examples of the type of projects which would be considered for these grants are:  projects involving senior citizens, hospice, day care, disadvantaged populations, community beautification projects, etc.  

Awards: Grants made through this program will not exceed $2,500. 
Online grant application. Click here to access the Grants Portal.

Applications must be submitted by March 15th. Awards will be announced in May. 

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Grants for Trips in Hudson Valley NY

Community Foundation of Hudson Valley offers grants to K-12 teachers in Dutchess and Ulster counties. grant opportunity

Let’s face it, school budgets do not have an endless supply of money to support field trips.  However, field trips can give  your students an opportunity to see new thinks and learn about them in an unstructured way. The grant process takes a few minutes and is very  simple.   This is a wonderful opportunity from the Community Foundation!


  • Trips must be part of curriculum.
  • Field trips must occur during regular school hours.
  • Two grants per school allowed.
  • Allowable expenses include: transportation, admissions and help for students with financial need.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2018

Questions: Contact

Trips for students from Target Due: Oct. 1st

Trips outside the classroom this year?  Teachers, if your answer is no, Target stores can help you and your students. It is because Target grant opportunitystores believe that some of the best learning opportunities happen outside the classroom they are offering money for trips.  As a result of their funding they believe that students will have a    once-in-a-lifetime learning  experience through classroom  field trips.  K-12 schools nationwide can apply for grants valued at $700. Apply today!

Who is eligible for a grant?
Teachers working in K-12, public, private or charter schools in the U.S. can apply.  Schools must have a 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status to apply. The educator must plan and execute a fieldtrip that provides a learning experience for students. Preschools and home schools are not  eligible to apply.

Application deadline
Rather than applying at your local Target store, your online application can be submitted to Scholarship America between August 1, 2018 at Noon CT and October 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

Checklist for trips:   

  • Who will be going on the trip?
  • What will the students learn?
  • When will the trip be taken?  Trip should occur between January 1, 2019 and the end of the 2018-19 school year
  • Where is the trip?
  • Why is the field trip the best way for students to learn?
  • How do I know that the students learned from the trip?
  • Grant winners will be notified by e-mail by December 15, 2018.

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