“Help Youth Thrive,” is our statement of purpose. We realize that we cannot fulfill this purpose on our own. The Thrive Grants program is designed to support the creative work of existing organizations that work to provide opportunities for Hudson Valley youth. Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed four times a year. All applicants funded must directly support our mission, and funding is awarded contingent upon attainment of specific goals and updates to the Foundation. Since our inception, we have awarded over $30,000 to local organizations, directly impacting over five hundred local youth and community members.

“I’d like to share my extreme gratitude. Thank you for helping us realize this vision and create this space and time for these young writers.”
-Valerie, Teacher

“All of us at the Hudson Valley Writing Project wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your generous grant toward our summer programming. We received the final check this week and are glad for your key support of “Rise Up & Write,” our successful new class for promoting social awareness and action through the art of writing.”
-Bradley, SUNY New Paltz Staff

“Thank you so much for the grant support for our Akimbo theatre group. With this extra funding we will be able to accommodate the requests for student scholarships as well as pay for other expenses connected to the class. We are heading into week four of our eight week session and have 12 young women who have signed up! So far we have been doing a lot of team and trust building activities, as well as building improv and acting skills. We have also been focusing on female role models. Our theme for our eight-week session is “Becoming,” and all in all we are encouraging these girls to articulate and then go after their dreams throughout our theatrical experience.”
-Hannah, Community Builder

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Use the form below to submit your grant report.

Our Thrive Grants program