Charitable Foundation

Sustainable Community Support

In 2001, in honor of the bank’s 150th anniversary, Ulster Savings created a charitable foundation to ensure a sustainable level of community giving now and for the future. While funded through Ulster Savings Bank, the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation is operated separately based on a mission to assist the community in the areas of Education, Housing, and Health and Human Services.

Especially in times of crisis, being responsive to community critical need(s) is paramount. At the very beginning of COVID's impact throughout our community in March of 2020, the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation proactively dispersed $64,500 to immediately support local efforts in providing much needed food and other essential services during the COVID-19 crisis.   

The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation continues its mission by donating in total-$220,000 as of December 2020.

Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations located in Ulster, Dutchess, and Orange Counties may be eligible to apply for grants for programs and projects that provide service or benefits to the residents in their respective counties. Applications are now being accepted.

2021 Application Deadlines: March 3, June 4, September 3 and December 3.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County
Gateway Community Industries
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Safe Harbors on the Hudson
Ulster Literacy Association

Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation

2020 Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation Grants 

American Red Cross
Bardavon 1869 Opera House
Benedictine Health Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
Catholic Charities Orange & Sullivan & Ulster
Center for Creative Education
Community Action of Ulster County
Community Foundations of Orange & Sullivan
Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
Deacon Jack Seymour Food Pantry
Denizen Theatre
Dutchess County Community Foundations
Ellenville Regional Hospital Foundation
Family of Woodstock
Family Services
Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
Girls on the Run
Good Neighbor Food Pantry Woodstock
Greystone Programs Inc.
Harriet Tubman Academic Skills
Health Alliance Foundation
Historic Huguenot Street
Hudson River Housing
Hudson River Maritime Museum
Hudson Valley Current
HVCC Food Cupboard
Impact Inc
Jewish Family Services of Ulster County
Kids Peace
Kingston Land Trust
Literacy Connections
Lutheran Care Network
Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
Newburgh Armory Unity Center
Nuvance Health
People's Place
Phillies Bridge Farm Project
Read & Write Program
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County
Rondout Valley Food Pantry
Safe Harbors of the Hudson
San Miguel Academy of Newburgh
Sparrows Nest
SUNY New Paltz Foundation
The ARC MidHudson
The Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center
The Susie Reizod Foundation
The Well, Saugerties Council of Churches
Ulster Community College Foundation
United Way of Dutchess Orange Region
United Way of Ulster County
Westchester Ellenville Regional Hospital
Wild Earth 
Woodstock Day School
Workers Justice Center
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