Grant Applications are Being Accepted by the Lazare and Charlotte Kaplan Foundation

Nonprofit organizations serving Livingston Manor and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply

MONTGOMERY, NY (August 25, 2021) – The Lazare and Charlotte Kaplan Foundation is accepting grant applications from organizations providing community programs and projects that serve Livingston Manor, the Town of Rockland and its neighboring communities. Grants starting at $250 will be considered with larger grants awarded based on need and merit.

The grants will be awarded to organizations that provide positive opportunities for young people and best exemplify The Kaplan Foundation mission statement “to get the kids off the streets.” Examples of programs within the mission statement include, but are not limited to, education to individuals in the arts, sciences, and trades, as well as programs like afterschool activities, educational support, competitions, and recreational facilities, etc.

Those organizations interested in applying for this grant must be located in the Town of Rockland and must demonstrate financial need with projects or programs that epitomize the mission statement. As per the Foundation’s mission, applications from organizations located in Livingston Manor will be given priority and if there is a surplus of funds, applications from other areas in the Town of Rockland will then be considered.

Applications can be found at The deadline to apply is October 16. Awards will be announced in December.

Projects that are supplemental, and not within the realm of responsibilities of schools or other governmental agencies will be considered for funding.An agency is eligible to receive a grant if they received a grant the previous year; however, priority shall be given to new applicants.

The Lazare and Charlotte Kaplan Foundation is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) awards grants to charitable organizations and community programs/projects in the Sullivan County area. In his and his wife’s names, this fund was established by Lazare Kaplan, a world-renowned diamond cutter most famously known for cutting the 726-carat Jonker diamond in 1936. In their memory, The Lazare and Charlotte Kaplan Foundation will forever distribute grants and scholarships to residents and organizations of Sullivan County, specifically in the Town of Rockland.

Questions about the grant process can be directed to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan at (845) 769-9393.