Organizations dedicated to rescuing, sheltering and defending animals are encouraged to apply for funding
MONTGOMERY, NY (February 2, 2021) – The Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, is now accepting applications for its 2021 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, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan’s Grants Distribution Committee will consider grant requests ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
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, over $58,000 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, and Clopon’s Safe Haven Rescue, Grateful Doggies Rescue Family – “Grateful Rescue Inc.”, Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, Putnam AdvoCATS, Inc., and Rachel’s Gate.
Completed applications must be received by March 15, 2021 and awards will be announced in May. Applications can be found at www.cfosny.org.
Caption: Photo courtesy of Pets Alive, one of the past recipients of a grant from the Hudson Valley Animal Fund. Applications are now welcome for 2021 grants.