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.

2019 Funded Organizations

The below organizations were selected for funding for 2019. Helen’s Hope is excited to be making a difference in the community by supporting these outstanding nonprofits. This funding cycle, the Foundation’s gifts totaled over $750,000 and will directly support youth in need.

  • Florida Organizations
    Branches Inc.
    Chapman Partnership
    Florida Keys Children’s Shelter
    Lotus House – Sundari Foundation, Inc.
  • New York Organizations
    Cornelia Connelly Center
    Family of Woodstock
    Henry Street Settlement
    REAL Skills
    The Reading Team
    YMCA Kingston/Ulster County
  • Pennsylvania Organizations
    Chester Children’s Chorus
    Philadelphia Children’s Alliance
    Peter’s Place

Timeline for funding decisions

The Foundation thanks all those who submitted applications for our 2019 funding. We are currently reviewing applications and will be in touch by October regarding site visits or calls as well as requests for additional information. Decisions will be finalized by November 1st.