Recent Grants

The Field Hall Foundation announces more than $235,000 in new grants. $211,545 has been awarded through its Winter 2020/21 grant cycle and will be used to pilot, support or expand programs in mental health, domestic violence, safety, transportation, and food insecurity.

In addition, $25,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Relief grants were awarded at the end of 2020 to address senior food insecurity. The Foundation has awarded a total of $125,000 through its COVID-19 Emergency Relief fund.

Letters of Inquiry are currently being accepted for the Summer 2021 grant cycle; the deadline for submittals is April 12, 2021.

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Winter 2020/2021 Grants

$211,545 was awarded in the Foundation’s Winter 2020/2021 grant cycle.

Full grants were awarded to:


CoveCare Center

To expand the current program, which assists seniors who are unable to access traditional services for mental health and/or substance abuse


Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

To expand their senior food delivery program in Dutchess and Putnam Counties


My Sisters’ Place

To enhance their systemic response to domestic violence among older adults through senior-focused services and community education and outreach


Visiting Nurse Services of Westchester

To provide transportation to home health aides so that they can care for seniors living in hard-to-reach locations

Smaller grants were awarded to:



To install safety devices and systems in their senior residences


Dutchess County Dept. for Community & Family Services

To provide short-term emergency supportive services to seniors, including home-based care, transportation, and medication/personal care items


Dutchess County Office for the Aging

To reduce senior isolation by providing technology, IT support, and virtual educational and social programming


Putnam County Housing Corporation

To provide minor home repairs and accessibility modifications to senior homeowners in Putnam County


Rebuilding Together Dutchess

To provide minor home repairs and accessibility modifications to senior homeowners in Dutchess County


Solace House

To provide free therapy to older adults experiencing isolation, depression or thoughts of suicide

Summer 2020 Grants

$190,000 was awarded in the Foundation’s Summer 2020 grant cycle.

Full grants were awarded to:


Family Services, Inc.

To pilot an Elder Abuse Intervention program which will provide prevention and intervention services for victims of elder abuse


Hudson River Housing, Inc.

To pilot an Elder Care Services Program that will help homeless and low-income seniors obtain and sustain stable housing


The Osborne Association

To support and expand their Elder Reentry Initiative in Dutchess County, which helps older, incarcerated adults successfully transition back into the community

Smaller grants were awarded to:


Putnam County Office for Senior Resources

To provide free respite services to eligible spouses or relatives caring for older adults at home


Hillside Food Outreach, Inc.

To increase the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables they purchase and deliver, at no cost, to low-income seniors in Putnam and Westchester counties


North East Community Council, Inc.

To expand their home-delivered food pantry services to older adults in the rural north east section of Dutchess County


Meals on Wheels of Poughkeepsie

To purchase new kitchen equipment that will allow them to meet the increased demand for home delivered meals


WestFair Rides, Inc.

To provide older adults with free livery transportation to/from medical appointments when volunteer drivers are not available.

Winter 2019/2020 Grants

$240,000 was awarded in the Foundation’s Winter 2019/2020 grant cycle.

Full grants were awarded to:


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


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


Family Service Society of Yonkers

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


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


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:


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


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


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


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


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


My Second Home

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


The Wartburg

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


Catholic Charities Community Services

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


Westchester Jewish Community Services

To provide geriatric case management services to seniors in Westchester County


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



To expand their free volunteer transportation and bus program for seniors


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


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


Westchester Public-Private Partnership Fund for Aging Services

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


Town of Yorktown

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


Feeding Westchester

To expand their Senior Grocery, SNAP and Nutrition Education Programs


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


First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown’s Food Pantry

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


Meals on Wheels of New Rochelle

To provide supplementary evening meals to its clients for a year


Town of Cortlandt

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


Meals on Wheels of Hyde Park

To purchase a year’s supply of meal delivery containers