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Grants to New York Nonprofits for Educational and Professional Training Programs for Local Residents

Community Fund Grant - Education

GrantWatch ID# 183118
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR)
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York: Dutchess and Orange Counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/17/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to New York nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for educational and professional training opportunities. Applicants must view a webinar recording prior to applying. Funding is intended to support new and existing programs that enhance the academic achievement of local children and youth or that offer workforce development opportunities for adults. Any Dutchess or Orange County nonprofit is eligible to apply.

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) issues this Request for Proposal as a part of its commitment to improving the education of its neighbors facing poverty and limited resources. UWDOR targets its education investment through strategies that aim to improve the academic achievement of the community’s youth and workforce development opportunities for adults. The goal is to maximize educational outcomes for children and adults living in Dutchess and Orange counties so that they can forge a path toward lifelong learning and success. 

In partnership with the community, United Way utilizes a cohesive strategy to address the needs of children, families and individuals with limited income in Dutchess and Orange counties. This RFP is designed to establish a foundation for the educational success of local students through furthering literacy and out-of-school learning opportunities and adults seeking workforce development opportunities, and, in some cases, may involve innovative initiatives that have the potential to be expanded upon with future funding. UWDOR is seeking to support partners who share their commitment to the following:

  • A commitment to community-level outcomes focused on demographics and geographic locations with the greatest need;
  • A commitment to cross-agency and cross-community collaboration in developing effective strategies; and
  • A commitment to strategies that demonstrate success using evidence-based or evidence informed models.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Through this RFP process, UWDOR seeks partnerships with nonprofit organizations in Dutchess or Orange County.

Nonprofit partners are strongly encouraged to incorporate collaborative opportunities into their proposals.

Programs that rely on outside organizations to accomplish stated goals (i.e. school districts) are required to provide letters of commitment that demonstrate support from the outside organization.

Pre-Application Information
- RFP Released: February 6th, 2023
- Application Due Date: March 17th , 2023 by 5pm
- Anticipated Award Notifications: June, 2023

If you could not attend the January 25 Mandatory Funding Meeting, please view this video recording: Then complete this form by clicking on the link to certify you viewed it:

Estimated Size of Grant
- Previously funded programs: maximum request of $50,000
- Programs not previously funded: maximum of $10,000

Term of Contract
- UWDOR seeks partnerships with nonprofit organizations during the period of July 2023 to June 2024.
- If your program is selected for funding, you may be eligible for additional future funding. This is contingent on your organization remaining in good standing with regards to all United Way contract requirements. Future additional funding is not guaranteed.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

All questions should be submitted in writing to

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region
75 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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