Recent Grants

The Field Hall Foundation announces new grants totaling $240,000 for its Winter 2019/20 cycle. The grants will help local organizations improve the lives of older adults through a wide range of services and innovative pilot programs, including peer counseling for newly disabled seniors, adaptive services for the visually impaired, and supportive services for grandparents solely responsible for raising their grandchildren.

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Winter 2019/2020 Grants

Full grants were awarded to:

$25,000

City of Peekskill

To purchase equipment for the Senior Nutrition Program’s new, expanded production kitchen to meet the increased need for congregate and home delivered meals and the City’s new non-traditional SNAP program

$50,000

Community Services Programs, Inc.

To pilot a Senior Resident Coordinator Program which will help seniors receive the services they need so that they may continue to age in place

$25,000

Family Service Society of Yonkers

To support and expand their Kinship Support Program, which provides assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren

$50,000

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

To support the expansion of their Adaptive Living Program to visually impaired seniors in Westchester County, allowing them to live safely and independently in their own homes

$50,000

Westchester Independent Living Center, Inc.

To pilot a post-rehabilitation program in collaboration with Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to help newly-disabled seniors successfully transition to life at home and in the community

Smaller grants were awarded to:

$7,500

Center for Aging in Place

For a Patient Advocate Program which will train senior volunteers to help other seniors navigate the often complex healthcare system

$10,000

Community Center of Northern Westchester

To pilot a Senior Outreach Program to ensure that all seniors needing help have access to their services, and to provide senior-specific items through their food pantry

$5,000

Music Conservatory of Westchester

To support their Music Therapy Program, which uses music to improve the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of older adults

$2,500

Support Connection

To provide assistance with day-to-day needs to seniors coping with breast and ovarian cancer, allowing them to focus on their health needs

$15,000

Westchester Library System

To pilot a Reading for a Lifetime Program which will allow visually impaired adults to read at their local library with the use of vision-enhanced technology


Summer 2019 Grants

$255,000 was awarded in the Foundation’s Summer 2019 grant cycle.

Full Grants

Wartburg Adult Day CareVolunteers, staff and clients of Wartburg’s Adult Day Services Program, along with David Gentner, Wartburg’s CEO, Gloria Montenaro, Field Hall Foundation Board Member, Nancy Keane, Wartburg’s Director of Mission Advancement, Maria Provenzano, Director of Wartburg’s Adult Day Services, Donna Haskel, Field Hall Foundation’s Grant Manager, and John R. Ahearn, Field Hall Foundation’s CEO Catholic Charities Community ServicesFrank Kortright, Regional Supervisor for Putnam, Patti Lavan Horvath, Field Hall Foundation, Beatriz Diaz Taveras, Executive Director, and Deacon John Scarfi, Church of St. John the Evangelist

$50,000

My Second Home

To provide scholarships for adult day care respite to eligible seniors and their caregivers in Northern Westchester

$50,000

The Wartburg

To provide scholarships for adult day care respite to eligible seniors and their caregivers in Southern Westchester

$50,000

Catholic Charities Community Services

To provide case management services to vulnerable seniors in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties

$50,000

Westchester Jewish Community Services

To provide geriatric case management services to seniors in Westchester County

$20,000

Cabrini Eldercare of Westchester

To build an outdoor therapeutic dementia garden for their residents

Mini Grants

Habitat DutchessDonna Haskel and Patti Lavan Horvath, Field Hall Foundation, Maureen Lashlee, Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County’s Executive Director, and Jennifer Radicone, Operations Manager Putnam County Sheriff's DepartmentPutnam County’s Undersheriff Corrigan, Patti Lavan Horvath and Donna Haskel, Field Hall Foundation, Sheriff Langley, and Deputy Pizzuto

$15,000

RideConnect

To expand their free volunteer transportation and bus program for seniors

$15,000

Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County

To provide minor home repairs and modifications for seniors so they can continue to live safely in their homes

$5,000

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department

To support their Project Lifesaver program and reduce the response time in locating missing seniors


Winter 2018/2019 Grants

$274,000 was awarded in the Foundation’s inaugural Winter 2018/2019 grant cycle.

TIPSThe May 2019 TIPS opening at the Peekskill Nutrition Center. Peekskill Councilwoman Patricia Riley, Johnathan Zamora, City of Peekskill, Jennifer Schwartz-Crawford and Colette Phipps, Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, and David Gaur, Vital Care LSHVJohn R. Ahearn, Field Hall Foundation’s CEO, and Legal Services of Hudson Valley’s Chief Program Officer, Rachel Halperin, Chief Development Officer, Tom Gabriel, and Attorney in Charge of the White Plains office, Joanne Sirotkin

$75,000

Westchester Public-Private Partnership Fund for Aging Services

To open a Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors (TIPS) site at the Peekskill Senior Center

$65,000

Town of Yorktown

To purchase a senior bus and food counter for the Senior Center

$50,000

Feeding Westchester

To expand their Senior Grocery, SNAP and Nutrition Education Programs

$50,000

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

To provide legal services for senior victims of elder abuse in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties

First Presbyterian Food PantryJohn R. Ahearn, Field Hall Foundation’s CEO, Marsha Henderson, FHF Board Member, Katharine Frase, FPCY Food Pantry Director, Tami Seidel, FPCY co-Pastor, Donna Haskel, FHF Grant Manager Meals on Wheels of Hyde ParkJack Fenton and Cheryl Norton, of Meals on Wheels of Hyde Park, and Donna Haskel, of Field Hall Foundation

$10,000

First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown’s Food Pantry

To provide senior-specific items and expand its senior home delivery program

$10,000

Meals on Wheels of New Rochelle

To provide supplementary evening meals to its clients for a year

$9,000

Town of Cortlandt

To purchase computer equipment and software for the Senior Center’s Computer Lab

$5,000

Meals on Wheels of Hyde Park

To purchase a year’s supply of meal delivery containers