If you have ever had a pet, you know how much they can make a difference in your life, in your families life. Where did you get your pet? Was it at an animal shelter? A rescue maybe?

Rescues and animal shelters do a great deal of work, with limited funds. If you have a favorite animal rescue, you might wish to share this with them. As there is a rare  opportunity for your favorite animal shelter to get some free grant money. Yes, free grant money.

How much grant money for animal charities is available in the Hudson Valley?

Photo by Anna Kumpan on Unsplash
Photo by Anna Kumpan on Unsplash

The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan counties has $16,000 to give to qualified rescues. While they cannot give money to every one that applies, to date the Foundation has awarded more than $75,000 in funds.

Which animal rescues can apply for the grant funds here in the Hudson Valley?

Photo by Fatmagül B. on Unsplash
Photo by Fatmagül B. on Unsplash

According to a press release, organizations in Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Sullivan and Rockland counties that are dedicated to rescuing, sheltering and defending animals are eligible to apply.

How does a Hudson Valley animal rescue organization apply for the grants?

Applications are taken through their website, https://cfosny.org/. All applications need to be completed and submitted by March 14, 2022. Once the submissions are in, the foundation will choose the recipients and then the fund will be dispersed in May of 2022.

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