2023 Funding Decisions

The Foundation is thrilled to announce the following organizations were selected for funding this cycle:

Florida Organizations
Branches, Inc.
Florida Keys Children’s Shelter

New York Organizations
Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh
Dutchess Outreach
Family Services
Kingston Self Help Inc, DBA People’s Place
REAL Skills
The Reading Team

Pennsylvania Organizations
Chester Children’s Chorus
Horizons at Episcopal Academy
Horizons Greater Philadelphia

As always the Foundation was impressed with all applicants and inspired by the passionate organizations and individuals supporting underprivileged youth. 

2022 Funding Decisions

The Foundation worked throughout 2022 with many amazing organizations. After careful consideration, the following organizations were awarded grants for the 2022 grant cycle:

In the Mid Hudson Valley –
Dutchess Outreach
Family Services
People’s Place
Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh

In New York City –
Henry Street
The Reading Team

In the Philadelphia Area –
Horizons of Greater Philadelphia
Horizons at Episcopal Academy

In South Florida –
Camillus House
Florida Keys Children’s Shelter
Genesis Hopeful Haven

We thank all applicants and are truly impressed by the work being done in the community to better the lives of underprivileged youth. For those who received funding, evaluation reports will be due June 2nd. The Foundation will reach out to organizations being invited to apply for 2023 funding by August 1st.

2021 Funding Decisions

In November 2021 the Foundation made their annual funding decisions. The following organizations were awarded funding:

Florida Organizations –
Camillus House
Chapman Partnership
Florida Keys Children’s Shelter
Genesis Hopeful Haven

New York Organizations –
Astor Services
Bowery Mission
Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh
Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie
Dutchess Outreach
Family of Woodstock
Family Services
Henry Street Settlement
The Reading Team
YMCA Kingston & Ulster County

Pennsylvania Organizations –
Chester Children’s Chorus
Episcopal Academy
Horizons at Episcopal Academy
Peter’s Place
Philadelphia Children’s Alliance

Please note organizations must be invited to apply. Invitations go out in June.

2020 Funding

The following organizations were selected for funding in 2020:

Bowery Mission – NY
Branches – FL
Camillus House – FL
Chapman Partnership – FL
Chester Children’s Chorus – PA
Cornelia Connelly Center – NY
Elevate NY – NY
Family of Woodstock – NY
Florida Keys Children’s Shelter – FL
Henry Street Settlement – NY
Philadelphia Children’s Alliance – PA
The Reading Team – NY
YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County – NY


In addition to the above grants being funded, Helen’s Hope also created some lasting partnerships in 2020.

  • Endowed scholarships were set up at High Meadow School in NY and the Episcopal Academy in PA to support the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts of both institutions.
  • A home was purchased for Genesis Hopeful Haven in FL for aged out foster care youth.

2020 Application Information

The Foundation will once again be requesting applications from organizations, as opposed to accepting open applications. Organizations should expect An e-mail in mid July to invite them to apply. Applications will be due by August 15th and all required information will be given in our request e-mail.