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.
BOARD-ADMINISTERED FUNDS / FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS
Funds that are established to support a specific area of need.
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.
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.
Health and Human Services Fund provides funds for food pantries and other organizations working to alleviate poverty and hunger in our county.
Innovative Teachers Fund provides grants to teachers in Rockland K-12 schools to provide exciting and innovative learning opportunities for students in our schools.
Women and Girls Fund is a fund designed to respond to a broad range of community issues with one commonality - women and girls.
Founders Circle Your pledge to donate $500.00 or more for four consecutive years helps to sustain and grow the Foundation overall. Please download the pledge form, complete and return. Thank you.
Clarkstown Friends of the Parks Fund aims to improve and enhance a broad range of park facilities, amenities and related Town programs supported by the Clarkstown Parks Board and Recreation Commission.
Haverstraw Neighborhood Fund (formerly Haverstraw Holiday Meals 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.
Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandana Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the memory of a young man remembered as the "man in the red bandana" who courageously saved the lives of many on 9/11. This scholarship is awarded for continuing education costs to a graduating Rockland County high school senior who, like Welles, has been active in volunteering in emergency services.
Chazen Spirit of Rockland Scholarship Fund provides a graduating Rockland County high school senior with a scholarship to help with the cost of continuing their education at a four year college of their choice.
Support students in realizing their dreams of higher education or career training.
Fleming/Fleur Children’s Advocacy Fund gives assistance to not-for-profit organizations that advocate
for and support the well being and rights of children and youth.
Active Cares Fund provides assistance to families in critical situations. Applications are reviewed monthly. Individuals and organizations may apply.
Boulders Benefits Fund created by the Rockland Boulders Baseball team, is a broad based charitable community response fund.
Jesse Benedetti Health Crisis Assistance Fund provides support and assistance to performing artists and entertainment professionals with limited resources in times of crises and illness.
Tomorrow’s Hopes Fund will produce 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.
Lipson Charitable Trust provides funds and responds to needs of charitable organizations in 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.
Rockland Historic Preservation Fund provides grants to non-profits and municipal entities for the preservation of historically relevant structures and spaces in our County.
Community Crisis Relief Fund provides assistance to non-profits, families and business affected by weather, flood or other disasters.
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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.
Auerbach/Goldberg Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to foster a spirit of respect, tolerance and compassion in response to lessons learned from the Holocaust.
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.
HoSang Charity Fund, designed as a responder 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 that would prevent the less fortunate from living normal lives.
Vanderbilt/Budke House Restoration Fund provides funding for the restoration of this historic landmark in West Nyack -- one of our county's oldest homes.
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.
Forge Ahead through Timber Scholarship is given annually to a graduating Rockland County high school senior demonstrating passion for outdoor activity as an integral part of his or her lifestyle.
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 provide charitable support for related causes.
DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
Donors may advise on which charitable organizations receive support
Jeffrey Keahon Memorial Fund honors the memory of Board member and humanitarian Jeffrey Keahon, by supporting his vision of locally based charitable giving.
Support for specific projects
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.
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.
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.
Friends of Rockland is a broad based field of interest charitable fund aimed at providing support to the charities most important to the people in our community. Each year, the Friends of Rockland will host a large community barbeque event, where the proceeds will benefit one designated charitable organization.
Haverstraw River Arts Fund was created to celebrate the Hudson River and the village of Haverstraw through the arts to foster the spirit of community.
ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship - Annual recipient chosen from among need-based female graduating HS students in Rockland County, who have 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.
New City Rams Fund supports efforts to defray travel expenses for students' annual cheer competition at Walt Disney World and helps raise funds for football and cheerleading uniforms and equipment.
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.
Viking Spirit Class of 1989 Memorial Scholarship, created by the Class of 89 honors the memory of classmates from Clarkstown High School South. It recognizes a Clarkstown High School South senior who demonstrates a true Viking Spirit of significant leadership responsibility and commitment to helping others through Community Service.
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 residents of the Nyack Schools community.
Stony Point Dog Park Development and Maintenance Fund provides a designated area for residents and their four-legged companions to play and exercise safely
Michelle A. Noel Memorial Scholarship Fund, 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.
Joe Raso Hospice Residence Fund supports United Hospice of Rockland’s Joe Raso Hospice Residence, which offers hospice care in a home-like setting for seriously ill individuals in fragile living situations. The JRHR is the only place offering this level of care in our community.
AGENCY DESIGNATED FUNDS
Established by non-profits in support of their specific initiatives
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.
Nyack HS Athletic Hall of Fame Fund promotes and salutes the importance of athletics in fostering the qualities that define exceptional individuals: leadership, dedication to team, and commitment to community. The fund's annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony honors those individuals who exemplify these goals.
Work To Do Good Foundation Fund, as part of the philanthropic arm of Nyack-based digital marketing agency, Liqui-Site, collects donations for the local 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations with which Liqui-Site volunteers on a quarterly basis.