STRENGTHEN THE POWER OF GIVING

The Rockland Community Foundation offers a variety of different funding vehicles to help you realize your charitable goals.

Why Start A Fund?

Whether you are an individual, a company or an organization, the Rockland Community Foundation can provide a better way to maintain and expand your philanthropic efforts.  Perhaps you want to:

  • Honor a loved one by establishing a memorial fund to support a cause that was important to them
  • Raise funds for a charitable goal or project without incurring the time and cost of forming a separate non-profit
  • Foster generational giving and honor your family’s legacy
  • Channel funds for recovery efforts when and where they are needed most in a time of crisis
  • Support your favorite non-profits while benefiting from the tax-deductible advantage of maintaining a fund
  • Streamline your business’s corporate giving

We work with our funders on many different levels. We can assist you by recommending funding choices or if you prefer, can refer you to community experts to help determine funding needs.  Rockland Community Foundation offers a variety of fund types to suit your philanthropic goals.

ROCKLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD DIRECTED FUNDS

These funds allow us the flexibility to address Rockland’s ever-changing needs through strategic grant making. Typically, these funds facilitate innovative responses to community opportunities and challenges. Rather than designating how the money will be spent, you allow the Community Foundation to determine the most effective ways to seize our community’s most compelling opportunities or respond to the most pressing needs.

ANDREW NORMAN SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND

ARTS FUND

COMMUNITY CRISIS RELIEF FUND

EDUCATION FUND

ENVIRONMENT FUND

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FUND

THE ROCKLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GENERAL FUND

THE ROCKLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOOD PANTRY GRANT

THE ROCKLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WOMEN AND GIRLS FUND

VERIZON INNOVATIVE TEACHING GRANT FUND

FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS

A field-of-interest fund gives you the opportunity to target your contribution to the fields most important to you. Whether you are interested in education, youth, healthcare, the arts, or some other area of impact, these funds are broad in scope, yet targeted to meet the persistent needs of the field. We can help you identify, evaluate, and award grants to the most qualified and deserving organizations and programs in your area(s) of interest.

ACT FOR ANIMALS FUND

ACTIVE CARES FUND

ARTS COUNCIL OF ROCKLAND ARTIST’S SUPPORT FUND

BOULDERS COMMUNITY FUND

CLARKSTOWN CARES FUND

CONGERS VALLEY COTTAGE ROTARY FOUNDATION

THE CREATE COMMUNITY PROJECT

EAST RAMAPO COMMUNITY FUND FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

FIRE TRAINING FOUNDATION FUND

FLEMING/FLEUR CHILDREN’S FUND

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE OF ROCKLAND COUNTY

GORDON CENTER FOR BLACK CULTURE & ARTS FUND

GREEN CEMETERY FUND

HAVERSTRAW NEIGHBORHOOD FUND

MOUNTED POLICE FOUNDATION OF ROCKLAND COUNTY

NANCY’S PLACE

NEIGHBORHOOD PANTRY FUND

NYACK BASICS FUND

PENGUIN REP THEATRE COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT FUND

RAND COMMUNITY FUND

ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION FUND

ROCKLAND COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY TRAINING FUND

ROCKLAND ORGAN DONOR ALLIANCE

ROCKLAND PRISON JUSTICE PROJECT FUND

ROCKLAND 21ST CENTURY COLLABORATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

SMARTY PANTS DAYCARE GROWTH FUND

SOAR MENTORING PROGRAM

STEM EXPLORATORY RESEARCH PROGRAM

SUFFRAGE FORWARD FUND

THE HEALING STATION, NY

TOMORROW’S HOPES

TUXEDO VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS FUND

ZERO F’S GIVEN FUND

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

Donor advised funds allow you to play an active role in the grant-making process by making recommendations on charitable projects or organizations to support. It is easy to give to multiple nonprofits through donor advised funds, although the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors is legally responsible for approving all grants.

1888 AMATO DRYER FAMELLETTE FRY WALTER MEMORIAL FUND

ANNE AND PAT BYRNE CHARITABLE TRUST

AUFGANG FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST

HOSANG CHARITY FUND

JOAN & STUART BORNSTEIN CHARITABLE FUND

LIPSON CHARITABLE TRUST

PAUL & MARY ADLER CHARITABLE FUND FOR GOOD

WARBET FAMILY CHARITABLE FUND

ROCKLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD DIRECTED FUNDS

These funds allow us the flexibility to address Rockland’s ever-changing needs through strategic grant making. Typically, these funds facilitate innovative responses to community opportunities and challenges. Rather than designating how the money will be spent, you allow the Community Foundation to determine the most effective ways to seize our community’s most compelling opportunities or respond to the most pressing needs.

ANDREW NORMAN SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND

ARTS FUND

COMMUNITY CRISIS RELIEF FUND

EDUCATION FUND

ENVIRONMENT FUND

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FUND

THE ROCKLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GENERAL FUND

THE ROCKLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOOD PANTRY GRANT

THE ROCKLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WOMEN AND GIRLS FUND

VERIZON INNOVATIVE TEACHING GRANT FUND

FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS

A field-of-interest fund gives you the opportunity to target your contribution to the fields most important to you. Whether you are interested in education, youth, healthcare, the arts, or some other area of impact, these funds are broad in scope, yet targeted to meet the persistent needs of the field. We can help you identify, evaluate, and award grants to the most qualified and deserving organizations and programs in your area(s) of interest.

ACT FOR ANIMALS FUND

ACTIVE CARES FUND

ARTS COUNCIL OF ROCKLAND ARTIST’S SUPPORT FUND

BOULDERS COMMUNITY FUND

CLARKSTOWN CARES FUND

CONGERS VALLEY COTTAGE ROTARY FOUNDATION

THE CREATE COMMUNITY PROJECT

EAST RAMAPO COMMUNITY FUND FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

FIRE TRAINING FOUNDATION FUND

FLEMING/FLEUR CHILDREN’S FUND

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE OF ROCKLAND COUNTY

GORDON CENTER FOR BLACK CULTURE & ARTS FUND

GREEN CEMETERY FUND

HAVERSTRAW NEIGHBORHOOD FUND

MOUNTED POLICE FOUNDATION OF ROCKLAND COUNTY

NANCY’S PLACE

NEIGHBORHOOD PANTRY FUND

NYACK BASICS FUND

PENGUIN REP THEATRE COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT FUND

RAND COMMUNITY FUND

ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION FUND

ROCKLAND COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY TRAINING FUND

ROCKLAND ORGAN DONOR ALLIANCE

ROCKLAND PRISON JUSTICE PROJECT FUND

ROCKLAND 21ST CENTURY COLLABORATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

SMARTY PANTS DAYCARE GROWTH FUND

SOAR MENTORING PROGRAM

STEM EXPLORATORY RESEARCH PROGRAM

SUFFRAGE FORWARD FUND

THE HEALING STATION, NY

TOMORROW’S HOPES

TUXEDO VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS FUND

ZERO F’S GIVEN FUND

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

Donor advised funds allow you to play an active role in the grant-making process by making recommendations on charitable projects or organizations to support. It is easy to give to multiple nonprofits through donor advised funds, although the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors is legally responsible for approving all grants.

1888 AMATO DRYER FAMELLETTE FRY WALTER MEMORIAL FUND

ANNE AND PAT BYRNE CHARITABLE TRUST

AUFGANG FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST

HOSANG CHARITY FUND

JOAN & STUART BORNSTEIN CHARITABLE FUND

LIPSON CHARITABLE TRUST

PAUL & MARY ADLER CHARITABLE FUND FOR GOOD

WARBET FAMILY CHARITABLE FUND

AGENCY DESIGNATED FUNDS

Designated funds allow you to direct your gift to a specific agency or purpose. Almost any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization may be designated to receive support for its mission. You identify the recipient(s) you wish to benefit through your gift and our staff manages the annual distribution of funds from the endowment.

ROCKLAND COUNTY PRIDE CENTER FUND

PENGUIN REP THEATRE AGENCY FUND

PROJECT FUND

Project Funds allow nonprofit organizations who are in the process of filing for 501(c)(3) status to use the Community Foundation as its fiscal agent/sponsor.  In some cases, the Community Foundation establishes Project Funds to serve as the 501(c)(3) organization for charitable causes so individuals or groups can avoid the time and expense of creating one.

FRIENDS OF RIVER HOOK FUND

HI TOR ANIMAL CARE CENTER REBUILD FUND

LINDSEY STEWART AND MARK LENNON MEMORIAL FUND

MONTESSORI CENTER OF NYACK GROWTH FUND

NYACK TOWER FUND

ROCKLAND-WESTCHESTER REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND VIRTUAL LEARNING PROJECT FUND

STONY POINT DOG PARK DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE FUND

AGENCY DESIGNATED FUNDS

Designated funds allow you to direct your gift to a specific agency or purpose. Almost any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization may be designated to receive support for its mission. You identify the recipient(s) you wish to benefit through your gift and our staff manages the annual distribution of funds from the endowment.

ROCKLAND COUNTY PRIDE CENTER FUND

PENGUIN REP THEATRE AGENCY FUND

PROJECT FUND

Project Funds allow nonprofit organizations who are in the process of filing for 501(c)(3) status to use the Community Foundation as its fiscal agent/sponsor.  In some cases, the Community Foundation establishes Project Funds to serve as the 501(c)(3) organization for charitable causes so individuals or groups can avoid the time and expense of creating one.

FRIENDS OF RIVER HOOK FUND

HI TOR ANIMAL CARE CENTER REBUILD FUND

LINDSEY STEWART AND MARK LENNON MEMORIAL FUND

MONTESSORI CENTER OF NYACK GROWTH FUND

NYACK TOWER FUND

ROCKLAND-WESTCHESTER REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND VIRTUAL LEARNING PROJECT FUND

STONY POINT DOG PARK DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE FUND

Honoring A Loved One

View our online brochure for more information about how to create a fund in memory of a loved one.

Establishing Your Fund is Easy. Doing good doesn’t require great wealth, as funds can be started with a minimum investment of $1,000.

Visit our fund pages and choose the causes and charities you want to support.

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