At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the Hudson Valley Funders Network came together to find ways to support the region’s nonprofit sector. We conducted two surveys of nonprofits – one with the Center for Effective Philanthropy in May (Key Findings and Full Report) and the other with the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) in September (Full Report) – to assess how the sector was faring. The results clearly indicated tremendous pressures on nonprofits in every sector.
This website was created as a central, accessible place for Hudson Valley nonprofits to access the information, resources, and support needed to build and strengthen their ability to sustain their charitable missions. We encourage all Hudson Valley nonprofits to access the workshops and resources, and contact NYCON for an initial assessment and to access the capacity building support that may be needed to emerge stronger through this crisis.
The Hudson Valley Funders Network recognizes and celebrates the nonprofit organizations in the Hudson Valley Region providing critical services, especially in the direst of times, as they are essential to every facet of our communities. Nonprofits have demonstrated their resilience and creativity in challenging times throughout history, often with scarce resources. To ensure essential programs and services can be preserved and sustained, organizations must have the capacity to adapt strategically in times of significant change. We hope the information on this site can help you do just that.