The Rockland Community Foundation ~ P.O. Box 323 ~ New City, NY 10956 ~ 845-947-2868 ~
The Rockland Community Foundation does not provide tax or legal advice. 
We recommend consulting a professional financial advisor if you have questions about a gift to the Foundation. 
The Lindsey Stewart and Mark Lennon Memorial Fund was created to honor the loss of our beloved family members Lindsey Stewart and Mark Lennon. During the days after the tragedy, we had the assistance and help of wonderful professionals to support us in creating our own non-profit; however, after many days/ weeks/months, we acknowledged the tremendous undertaking we commenced. A friend referred us to the Rockland Community Foundation who has been a great source of guidance and support. Their knowledge, leadership and local presence have proved invaluable in helping us to achieve our goals.
                                                                                                                                                                        Jeannine Lennon, Fund Holder
                                                                                                                                          Lindsey Stewart and Mark Lennon Memorial Fund
THE ROCKLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GENERAL FUND - Gifts to the General Fund assist and support the work of the Rockland Community Foundation in meeting the needs of our community.

ACT for Animals Fund supports groups and individuals who: Advocate for animal victims of abuse and neglect, Control the number of unwanted pets through responsible spay/neuter and TNR programs and Teach compassion for all living things through education based programs.
​Aleyris Martinez Memorial Fund provides stipends allowing economically burdened girls in the Village of Haverstraw to enroll and play CYO basketball through the good offices of St. Peter's Church.
Active Cares Fund provides assistance to families in critical situations. 
​Andrew Norman Social Justice Fund provides fund for projects and organizations engaged in promoting peace, equal rights, tolerance and acceptance in our community.
​Arts Fund provides funds for individuals and organizations engaged in expanding the availability of art for everyone.
​Auerbach/Goldberg Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to foster a spirit of respect, tolerance and compassion in response to lessons learned from the Holocaust.

​Boulders Community Fund  - a broad based charitable community response fund established by the Rockland Boulders Baseball Team.
Chazen Spirit of Rockland Scholarship recognizes a deserving high school graduate's continuing education at a four year college of their choice.
​Christine Gallagher Scholarship recognizes a Rockland County high school senior who has shown a demonstrated commitment towards the education and treatment of those with disabilities.
Community Crisis Relief Fund provides assistance to non-profits, families and business affected by weather, flood or other disasters.  
Education Fund provides funds scholarships, tuition assistance and for organizations engaged in educational projects in our community.
​Environment Fund provides funds for projects and organizations working to protect our environment and to educate our community about the importance of the natural beauty of our county.

Fire Training Foundation Fund strives to enhance the available training for the 100% volunteer fire service in Rockland County. This fund allows us to build new and innovative training props/programs and to repair existing training props. It will enable our volunteer firefighters to operate safely and efficiently while helping our neighbors in very dangerous conditions.
Fleming/Fleur Children’s Fund gives assistance to not-for-profit organizations that advocate for and support the well-being and rights of children and youth.
Green Cemetery Fund works to establish a sustainable alternative to conventional cemeteries by offering ecologically sound burial options that honor the dead while advocating a natural return to earth. 
Haverstraw Neighborhood Fund shares support from one neighbor to another in the greater Haverstraw area. The fund sponsors community-based activities such as its annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners open to the public, free of charge and an annual Back-to-School Backpack Drive, insuring our community’s youth have the tools they need for their academic future. 
Health and Human Services Fund provides funds for food pantries and other organizations working to alleviate poverty and hunger in our county.
Green Meadow Waldorf School Scholarship expands and transforms educational opportunity by providing scholarships to families in need.
​Hi Tor Animal Care Center Rebuild Fund is a project fund committed to acquiring a state-of-the-art facility, on a dedicated campus, that will enable the Center to provide the highest standard of care to its shelter animals.
HoSang Charity Fund responds to a broad range of human needs including health, education, sports, community empowerment and social welfare in our local communities and the Caribbean. Its mission is to breakdown obstacles preventing the less fortunate from living normal lives.
Verizon Innovative Teaching Fund acknowledges that educating our youth is a value we all share. The single most important component to assuring quality in the classroom is the teacher. Recognizing this, the fund provides grants to Rockland County Teachers of students in grades K-12 to enhance the classroom experience in new and exciting ways. 
Jeffrey Keahon Memorial Fund honors the memory of Board member and humanitarian Jeffrey Keahon, by supporting his vision of locally based charitable giving.
Judith H. Trust Memorial Scholarship is awarded in memoriam to one graduating senior from Clarkstown High School South, who has benefited from the services of the school's Achievement Center, for his or her continuing education.
Lindsey Stewart and Mark Lennon Memorial Fund is a project fund whose goal is to erect a lighthouse in Lindsey's and Mark's memory, helping to avoid future boating tragedies on the Hudson, as well as to provide charitable support for related causes.
Lipson Charitable Trust provides funds and responds to needs of charitable organizations in our community.
ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship annually supports a need-based female graduating HS student in Rockland County, who has demonstrated a desire to learn and foster principals of civic and community involvement, issues around Social Justice, Inequality, and related interests supporting Fair Trade and Eco-friendly principles. 
Michelle A. Noel Memorial Scholarship, established to honor the memory of the Village of Hillburn's Youth Center Program Director, provides Summer Camp and After School Program scholarships to children who are residents of the Village, and whose families have demonstrated need or special circumstances.
Nyack Tower Fund provides private financial support to enhance the structures and fields of the Nyack School District, as well as support projects that have a positive impact on the public health and wellness of the residents of the Nyack Schools community. 
Paul & Mary Adler Charitable Fund for Good - Doing Good through good will, good caring, good deeds, good living and good giving for good causes for the common good of society. Building on the Jewish precept of Tikkun Olam to perfect or help fix the world through the promotion of Justice and Fairness for all. 
​Rand Community Fund, established by the Rand Family, owners and operators of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, Rand Commercial Services and Hudson United Mortgage, Title and Insurance companies, has a mission of supporting organizations and initiatives that share their vision of building better communities throughout the region.
Rockland County Pride Center Fund will serve LGBTQ+ individuals and families with a wide range of programs, services and events. The Center will also provide professional and community training.
Rockland Historic Preservation Fund provides grants to non-profits and municipal entities for the preservation of historically relevant structures and spaces in our County.
Stephen F. Strack Jr. Memorial Scholarship is given annually to a North Rockland college bound senior baseball player who exemplifies leadership, competitiveness and dedication on and off the field.
Stony Point Dog Park Development and Maintenance Fund provides a designated area for residents and their four-legged companions to play and exercise safely.
​Tomorrow's Hopes Fund produces targeted, community-related documentaries that will be gifted to local charities or 501 (c)(3) organizations to increase the visibility of the work they do. The subject matter will be related to poverty, veterans affairs, health care, immediate needs or other areas that impact children and adults. 
​Tuxedo STEM Fund Scholarship is open to non-resident Tuxedo Union Free School District students in grades 9-12 who wish to attend the George F. Baker High School in Tuxedo NY on a full time non-resident tuition basis, and who show demonstrated interest and achievement in STEM related programs/activities.
​Tuxedo Volunteer Ambulance Corps Fund was created to support the Corps' Mission to save lives and serve the community of Tuxedo, New York through the purchase of emergency equipment and the provision of education and training for its members.
Viking Spirit Memorial Scholarship, created by the Class of 1989 honors the memory of classmates from Clarkstown HS South. The scholarship recognizes a Clarkstown HS South senior who demonstrates true Viking Spirit exemplified through community service and scholastic achievement.
Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandana Memorial Scholarship is a tribute to the courage and heroism of 24- year-old Welles Remy Crowther (The Man in The Red Bandana) who rescued many on 9/11 before he ultimately perished. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving high school graduate choosing to pursue a career in fire and emergency services or health related services. 
Women and Girls Fund responds to a broad range of community issues with one commonality - women and girls
John T. & Mary A. Grant Memorial Fund awards grants and scholarships to Rockland County individuals and organizations whose efforts have enhanced our community through community service, the arts or historical preservation.
Rockland Community College Student Government Association Fund was created to provide a source of ongoing revenue for RCC's Herbert Kurz Student Aid fund.
South Orangetown Day Fund will provide financial support for this annual community event
Mounted Police Foundation of Rockland County was established to raise funds to support mounted police operations provided by the Sheriff's Office and provide for the maintenance, boarding, feeding and care of the horses and to acquire other necessary equipment to help support the unit.
Rockland County Police Academy Training Fund provides training resources and equipment to assist the Academy in training all Police Officers in Rockland County

Congers Valley Cottage Rotary Foundation Fund provides general support for charitable causes and scholarships.
Nancy's Place, founded in memory of Nancy Allen, supports organizations helping children and the animals they love. 
Rockland-Westchester Regional Educational Leadership and Virtual Learning Project Fund assists in the promotion of teacher training and virtual learning for all sectors of the community.
Food Pantry Grants provide vital support for Rockland County food pantries through an annual grant program.
East Ramapo Community Fund for Public Education awards grants to support teacher initiated enrichment programs and expanded learning opportunities for public school students of East Ramapo
Peggy O'Gorman Leadership Fund offers a scholarship each year, in memorium, to a Nyack High School graduating senior who exemplifies the attributes of leadership, service, scholarship and community
Aufgang Family Charitable Trust endeavors to better the lives of disadvantaged individuals & families with a focus on food security, human rights, health, housing and education.  
Anne and Pat Byrne Charitable Trust was established to support charitable organizations that respond to worthwhile human needs for the purpose of improving society

David Katcher Memorial Scholarship, established to honor the memory of a friend who passed away too soon, is awarded to a Nanuet High School graduating senior who demonstrates a passion for music and the performing arts.
Neighborhood Pantry Fund supports the needs of food insecure and at-need families in S. Orangetown and surrounding communities. 
Christine Cordey Salon Scholarship and Community Fund provides financial support for a Rockland or Orange county student entering, or currently enrolled in, a cosmetology program, as well as support for local community causes.
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SOAR Mentorship, Inc. Fund creates a support system for students to develop their self confidence and explore new ideas, values, and perspectives. 
Donate Life Rockland advocates enrollment in the N.Y.S. Organ Donor Registry, through public education about organ donation and the critical shortage of donor organs.
Rockland Prison Justice Project Fund supports advocacy, education and training efforts aimed at ending mass incarceration and racial discrimination, focusing instead on restorative justice programs.
Gordon Center for Black Culture & Arts Fund is dedicated to commemorating the history and promoting the cultural, educational and artistic development and enrichment of the African Diaspora through its programs and activities, including those which advocate social justice.
Clarkstown Sunrise Rotary Fund supports the Club's mission to enhance lives locally, regionally, and internationally through Rotary's six avenues of service: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treament, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development.
RBWN Women’s Professional Development and Scholarship Fund gives scholarships to Rockland-based high school, BOCES and RCC graduating women pursuing advanced degrees and provides awards to RBWN members enrolled in programs that enhance their skills, knowledge and leadership potential.
Toni and Ed Fallon Jazz Scholarship Fund provides financial support for Rockland County HS seniors pursuing formal jazz studies.
Nyack Basics Fund supports a campaign and a movement focused on children 0-3 years of age, when 80% of brain development occurs, to ensure that every child has the same strong start in life.
Nyack Young Writers Scholarship recognizes two rising Nyack High School seniors, judged to have written and submitted the most outstanding prose or poetry. The scholarship awards $3,500 to the first-place recipient, and $1,000 to the second-place recipient.
Clarkstown Cares Fund supports local families in need through camp scholarships, and improves and enhances a broad range of park facilities, events and services within the Town of Clarkstown.
2020 Group Fund - August 23, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of our 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. The ‘2020 Group’ will celebrate women’s suffrage throughout the year and support those activities honoring the history of the movement.
Rockland 21C Fund provides an early literacy parenting and school readiness home-visiting program for under-resourced families with limited education, supports school-based Family Resource Centers, and connects community resources to children and families so they can thrive.  
Marisa Rose Verbraak Memorial Scholarship is given to a Suffern High School Senior who exemplifies the beautiful spirit of Marisa - a loving sister, daughter, friend and niece who loved reading and writing. She was a valued member of the Suffern High School English Honor Society and graduated in 2018. 
James Vernard Leenhouts Scholarship honors the memory of James Leenhouts, who was tragically killed in a car accident in 1968. This annual Scholarship will be awarded to a Marion, NY high school senior.