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How To Apply For A Grant

The Foundation recognizes that nonprofit organizations serving the communities range in size from small grass roots groups to large institutions. To facilitate the grant application process, the Foundation has developed a streamlined process for requests under $1,000 and a more formal application for requests over $1,000.

To Request a Grant Under $1,000

  1. Submit a cover letter on the requesting organizations official stationary and mail to:
    Hudson River Bank & Trust Co. Foundation
    PO Box 1189
    Hudson, NY 12534
    The letter must include the amount requested, the purpose of the grant, and the name and telephone number of the contact person.
  2. Attach a brief description of the organization's purpose, history, and accomplishments.
  3. Indicate the operating budget for the current year.
  4. Include a list of the organizations and foundations that support the requesting agency and the most recent amounts contributed.
  5. Attach a copy of an IRS determination letter of tax-exempt charitable status under section 501(c) (3).
  6. List the names and affiliations of the Board of Directors.
  7. Describe the purpose and amount of the last grant received from the Hudson River Bank & Trust Company Foundation.

To Request a Grant Over $1,000:

Many nonprofit organizations seek charitable funding from a variety of grant-making institutions. In an effort to reduce the burden of the grant application process for those organizations requesting a grant over $1,000, please contact Holly Rappleyea at 518-671-6226 to obtain a copy of the application.

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