Organizations dedicated to rescuing, sheltering and defending animals are encouraged to apply for funding
MONTGOMERY, NY (January 21, 2022) – The Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, is now accepting applications for its 2022 grants. Organizations in Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Sullivan and Rockland counties that are dedicated to rescuing, sheltering and defending animals are eligible to apply. This year, $16,000 in grants is available.
The Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund was established in 2015 through a generous bequest from Jean Rowe and will provide financial assistance to nonprofit animal welfare agencies throughout the Hudson Valley in perpetuity. Since inception, nearly $75,000 has been awarded to support a variety of capital and project expenses for several nonprofit animal organizations in the region.
“Jean Rowe was passionate about animal welfare and her commitment to local organizations has been carried on through distribution of grants from her endowment fund since 2015.” said Elizabeth Rowley, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. “By establishing The Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund, Jean ensured that her charitable wishes will live on to create a legacy of giving.”
Past grant recipients include Will Spay, Inc., Humane Society of Middletown, Inc., The Friends of Green Chimneys, Goshen Humane Society, Inc., Humane Society of Walden, Inc., Pets Alive, Inc., The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc., The Ulster County SPCA, Hudson Valley SPCA, Rocky’s Refuge, Warwick Valley Humane Society, Clopon’s Safe Haven Rescue, Grateful Doggies Rescue Family – “Grateful Rescue Inc.”, Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, Putnam AdvoCATS, Inc., Sullivan County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Newburgh Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Iron Horse Sanctuary, Inc,. Happy Kitty Inc., Dutchess County SPCA, and Rachel’s Gate.
Completed applications must be received by March 14, 2022, and awards will be announced in May. Applications can be found at cfosny.org.