Rockland Community Foundation, Rockland County, New York2024-07-19T09:48:32-04:00

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Innovative Teaching Grant

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ROCKLAND RUBBER DUCK DERBY

The Ducks Are Coming to Rockland!

Sunday August 18, 2024
9:30am Start Time
Germonds Pool
West Nyack, NY

Visit the Duck Derby Website

Announcing
Philanthropy Day 2024!

Thursday, November 7, 2024
Crowne Plaza
Suffern, NY


Limited 2024 Scholarships Are Open!

2024 Rockland Community Foundation Scholarships Are Now Open!

For more information and to apply, visit our Scholarship Page.

Good luck!

Announcing the podcast series
Profiles in Giving
a celebration of those in our community
who thrive on giving back

The East Ramapo Students Grant Application
is Closed!

The Fund for East Ramapo’s Public School Students, established by Latham and Watkins, has awarded the following grants to the East Ramapo community.

Finkelstein Memorial Library
The AWEsome Learning Opportunities at Your Public Library program received a grant of $29,750 for the purchase of three AWE Early Literacy Computers, three AWE After School EDGE Computers, and one Bilingual Spanish/English AWE Computer for the Youth Services Department at Finkelstein Memorial Library. The AWE Learning Computers are a valuable resource for children, providing them with the opportunity to learn and explore in a fun and interactive way. They also provide a safe, contained learning environment that is not dependent on an internet connection, a feature many parents appreciate. These additional AWE Computers also will be used for a variety of activities, including, reading/writing, math skills, science and technology, creativity and problem-solving skills.

Girls Reaching All Concepts of Excellence (G.R.A.C.E)
G.R.A.C.E. was awarded $20,000 for a program called East Ramapo Central School District Middle school girls through education, well-being and social justice. This school-based mentoring/enrichment program provides support for girls who benefit from a positive role model to help unlock their potential. The program includes personalized mentorship from 15 dedicated mentors who will follow a cohort of girls from Middle School through High School. Scholarships will be awarded to all mentees who successfully complete the program.

New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation
The New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation received a grant of $25,000 to support translation and interpretation services for East Ramapo’s public-school students and parents. Called The East Ramapo Project Translation & Interpretation Services program, this initiative will help to translate emails and relevant documents on a monthly basis, provide professional interpretation services, wherever possible (at training courses, community forums, strategy meetings etc.) and more.

Proyecto Faro
FaroProyecto Faro’s Organización de padres empoderados/Empowered Parents (OPE) 2024-2025 Parent Empowerment Campaign was awarded a $15,000 grant. Parent empowerment has changed markedly over the last two years since Proyecto Faro (PF) has been working to build the leadership of parents to advocate for change in the ERCSD over the last few years. OPE leaders will deepen their leadership and advocacy skills so that they can create an ERCSD-wide parent empowerment campaign that will train parents to increase their knowledge of their rights and the rights of their children, as well as how to advocate for their children’s educational needs.

Spring Valley Head Start
A grant of $19,736 for The Spring Valley Head Start School Readiness Summer 2024 will fund a six-week school readiness program to prepare children for Kindergarten in the East Ramapo School District. Cognitive development approaches to learning, social and emotional wellbeing, physical and health development, communication, language and literacy are a key part of this program.

The Fund for East Ramapo’s Public School Students, established by Latham and Watkins typically awards grants in the $15,000-$20,000 range per approved project.

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GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

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OUR MISSION

The cornerstone of the Rockland Community Foundation is to seek and stimulate permanent endowment building and to help ensure that today’s and tomorrow’s charitable needs in Rockland are met. Our focus is to raise the public consciousness of charitable giving in the County, to the benefit of all nonprofits in Rockland, and to develop and increase Rockland’s overall capacity to raise private, corporate, public and foundation funds.

OUR MISSION

The cornerstone of the Rockland Community Foundation is to seek and stimulate permanent endowment building and to help ensure that today’s and tomorrow’s charitable needs in Rockland are met. Our focus is to raise the public consciousness of charitable giving in the County, to the benefit of all nonprofits in Rockland, and to develop and increase Rockland’s overall capacity to raise private, corporate, public and foundation funds.

THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS

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