Recent Grants

Field Hall Foundation announces $305,081 in grants for its Summer cycle. The 11 grantees will use their funding to provide services that directly improve the lives of vulnerable, low-income older adults and their caregivers in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties.

Letters of Inquiry are currently being accepted for the Winter 2021 cycle; the deadline for submittals is October 4, 2021.

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Summer 2021 Grants

$305,081 was awarded in the Foundation’s Summer 2021 grant cycle.

Full grants were awarded to:

$40,000

Alzheimer’s Association of the Hudson Valley

To provide free, high-quality care and support services to underserved families impacted by dementia

$30,000

Cabrini of Westchester

To provide respite to caregivers of frail, low-income, older adults

$25,000

Cancer Support Team

To provide critical in-home nursing, counseling and case management services for low-income, elderly cancer patients

$40,000

CAREERS Support Solutions, Inc.

To provide workforce readiness skills, job placement, and continued support to seniors with developmental disabilities, and expand their program to seniors without disabilities

$35,000

Family Service Society of Yonkers

To sustain and expand the Kinship program, with a focus on eviction prevention and advocacy for affordable housing policy changes

$75,000

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

To expand their vision therapy services to visually impaired older adults and their families to Dutchess and Putnam Counties

Smaller grants were awarded to:

$15,000

CancerCare

To provide direct emergency financial assistance to caregivers and cancer patients for treatment-related expenses

$15,000

Greystone Programs

To replace the roof for a group home in Hyde Park that houses seniors with developmental disabilities

$15,000

HOPE Community Services

To provide and deliver groceries to low-income, homebound seniors

$10,081

Human Development Services of Westchester

To provide an accessible, safe place for seniors experiencing a mental health crisis

$5,000

Pawling Resource Center

To address and relieve food insecurity for seniors living in the Pawling community


Spring 2021 Grants

$237,500 was awarded in the Foundation’s Spring 2021 grant cycle.

Full grants were awarded to:

$35,000

Catholic Charities Community Services of Westchester

To provide case management, eviction prevention assistance and technology skills to seniors directly affected by the pandemic in Putnam and Westchester counties

$37,500

Cornell Cooperative Extension-Dutchess County

To support the Relatives as Parents Program, which provides assistance to seniors raising their grandchildren in Dutchess county

$50,000

Pace Women’s Justice Center

To expand the Elder Justice Unit, which provides free legal services to seniors experiencing elder abuse in Putnam and Westchester counties

$50,000

Westchester Jewish Community Services, Inc.

To expand their Geriatric Care Management Program, which helps low-income seniors age safely and well in Westchester County

$30,000

City of Yonkers’ Office for the Aging

To pilot a program that will administer bill management services to Yonkers seniors who are struggling to manage their household bills

Smaller grants were awarded to:

$15,000

Long Term Care Community Coalition

To equip families with the information and resources to advocate for better care for their loved ones in nursing homes in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties

$5,000

The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry

To support their home-delivery program to seniors in the Mt. Kisco area

$5,000

Second Chance Foods, Inc.

To support their meal and grocery delivery program to homebound seniors in Putnam county

$10,000

United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Inc.

To include senior-specific essential goods with their home-delivery program to seniors in Putnam and Westchester counties

Winter 2020/2021 Grants

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

Full grants were awarded to:

$35,000

CoveCare Center

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

$25,000

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

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

$25,000

My Sisters’ Place

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

$42,000

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:

$15,000

A-HOME

To install safety devices and systems in their senior residences

$15,000

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

$14,545

Dutchess County Office for the Aging

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

$15,000

Putnam County Housing Corporation

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

$15,000

Rebuilding Together Dutchess

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

$10,000

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:

$45,000

Family Services, Inc.

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

$50,000

Hudson River Housing, Inc.

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

$50,000

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:

$15,000

Putnam County Office for Senior Resources

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

$10,000

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

$10,000

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

$5,000

Meals on Wheels of Poughkeepsie

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

$5,000

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:

$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