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.

2017 Funding Decisions

Once again we were amazed with the many organizations doing truly excellent work to support children in need. After much deliberation, we awarded the following organizations with funding for 2017.

Florida Organizations:
Camillus House
Chapman Partnership
Florida Keys Children’s Shelter

New York Organizations:
Friends of the Children NY
Henry Street Settlement
Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation
Police Athletic League
The Reading Team
YMCA of Greater NY
YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County
YWCA of Ulster County/Girls Inc.
Young Women’s Leadership Network

Pennsylvania Organizations:
Chester Children’s Chorus
Pathways PA
Philadelphia Children’s Alliance

Applications will once again be accepted April 1st, with any changes to our application process being decided by January 1st.

2017 Grant Applications Being Accepted

Per the Foundation’s usual timeline, grant applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 funding cycle. Organizations planning to apply can review the application guidelines on our How to Apply page. Applications are due by April 1, 2017 and funding will be distributed by July 1, 2017. All applications must be submitted via e-mail as described in our guidelines.

Organizations funded in 2016 MUST submit their grant evaluation by March 1st in order to be considered for 2017 funding. This form was sent via e-mail to all organizations, if you have not received it please reach out at your earliest convenience.

If you have any questions during your application process, you may e-mail Mallory Silva 

Grant Applications to be Due April 1st, 2014

After careful review, the Foundation has decided to focus their efforts on one cycle a year. Going forward, applicants can apply for a Spring Cycle with a deadline of April 1st. The Board will then review applications and schedule site visits for late Spring and work to make funding decisions by July 1st.

All applicants must follow the guidelines posted on the website, and if questions arise they can reach out to Previously funded organizations must have completed the Grant Evaluation Form (provided by the Foundation) within one year of funding, in order to be eligible to apply.

Spring 2013 Grant Cycle Completed

Helen’s Hope Foundation was thrilled to once again have a successful grant cycle. Proposals were due to the Foundation on April 1, and they received more than ever. After months of meetings and deliberations, the Foundation announced their decisions on July 1st.

The 2013 grant recipients are:

  • Branches, Florida
  • Chapman Partnership, Florida
  • Florida Keys Children’s Shelter, Florida
  • Open House Ministries, Florida
  • Take Stock in Children, Florida
  • Children’s Aid and Family Services, New Jersey
  • Gardiner Libary, New York
  • Family of Woodstock, Inc., New York
  • Ramapo for Children, New York
  • Real Skills Network, New York
  • YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County, New York
  • Young Women’s Leadership Network, New York
  • Chester Children’s Chorus, Pennsylvania
  • The Philadelphia Education Fund, Pennsylvania

The Foundation is excited to be supporting these exceptional organizations and looks forward to forming an impactful relationship with them all.