Potential New Grant Application Process for 2019

The board is currently considering a new grant application process. We are taking time to finalize this decision and will have the process updated by June 1st.

For those interested in applying, look back by then (June 1st) for details.

Evaluation Forms Due May 1st

We will be reaching out to all funded organizations regarding evaluation forms soon. We will provide you with our evaluation form by April 1, 2019 and ask that it be returned to us by May 1, 2019.

In order to be eligible for future funding we must receive this form. For programs that have not yet happened, we ask that you notify us and then attach your evaluation form to your next application.


Organizations Chosen for Funding in 2018

On November 1, 2018 eighteen organizations were selected for funding by the Foundation. The following organizations are being funding by Helen’s Hope Foundation:

Florida Organizations:
Chapman Partnership
Florida Keys Children’s Shelter
Lotus House – Sundari Foundation Inc.

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

New York Organizations:
Astor Services
Bard College – Brothers at Bard
Cornelia Connelly Center
Henry Street Settlement
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
REAL Skills Network
Student Leadership Network
The Reading Team
YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County
YWCA Ulster County – Girls Inc.

Once again, the Foundation was overwhelmed by the work being done by the many organizations that applied for funding. We thank all applicants and look forward to another grant cycle next year. Applications will be due August 1, 2019 and updates to the application will be available after June 1, 2019.

2018 Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications for 2018 funding are now being accepted. All applications are due by August 1, 2018 and must follow the guidelines on our Apply page. Please note that there have been changes made to our requirements in the cover page section as well as where to e-mail your application. Any questions can be directed to

Timeline for Grant Application CHANGED for 2018

The Foundation has decided to change their grant timeline. Going forward, grant applications will be due by August 1st and funding will be distributed by November 1st. Please look for updated application information by June 1st.

Additionally, the Foundation will no longer be accepting applications from organizations in NJ. Our ties to NJ have weakened, and the number of outstanding organizations we have become connected with in FL, NY and PA is so strong we can no longer support NJ organizations.