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Community Foundations Announces Kingston City School District Mini Grants

Kingston, NY - The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, through a grant from the NoVo Foundation, is pleased to announce the availability of the 2023-2024 Kingston City School District Mini Grant funding. 
This grant program is designed to distribute funds in amounts up to $5,000 per extra-curricular club in the Kingston City School District to enhance positive experiences for youth in the Kingston City School District. A total of $125,000 will be granted this cycle.
The Community Foundations piloted this grant program in the Spring of 2022, awarding $100,000 to a variety of school clubs, after-school and athletic programs. The grant requests spanned elementary through high school, and helped support the purchasing of sports equipment, uniforms, training, field trips, school gardens, trauma informed yoga classes, yearbooks for all, music, science, advocacy clubs and special events.
The full list of award recipients from the pilot season are listed here:


Club, Program or Organization Project Name
Chambers Elementary School Garden Pollinator garden expansion
Chambers Elementary School PTA Learning Experiences for Our Students
Equity Ambassador Leadership Program Leadership, Equity & Belonging in the MCM Community
ER Crosby Parent Teacher Organization Support for PTO Funding for Student Activities
George Washington Elementary PTO GW School Children's Garden Upgrade
Girls Soccer Booster Club Girls Soccer Season without Deitz
Harry L Edson PTO Harry L Edson PTO School Field Trips
J. Watson Bailey 8th Grade Activities 8th Grade End of the Year Activities
KHS Class of 2026 Prom of 2026
KHS French Honor Society Paris Trip
Kingston Boys Varsity Swim Team Swim Clinic
Kingston City School District Varsity Boys Soccer Varsity Boys Soccer Warm-ups and Family Night
Kingston Football Club Everybody Eats
Kingston Girl' SoftBall Indoor batting cage for Kingston Girls’ Softball Teams
Kingston High School Class of 2025 Prom Tickets
Kingston High School Flag Football Kingston High School Girls Flag Football
Kingston High School Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving Kingston High School Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving - Training Clinic/Equipment
Kingston High School Orchestras Highnote Music Festival & Field Trip
Kingston High School Science Olympiad Club Race to the Top
Kingston High School Volleyball Portable net system for KHS Volleyball
Kingston Lacrosse Booster Club Kingston Lacrosse Student Athlete Experience
Kingston Varsity Field Hockey Varsity Field Hockey
M Clifford Miller Middle School Adventure Club Adventure Club- Fund our Trips!
Myer PTA Hudson Valley Renegades School Wide Field Trip
Period Power Club Eradicate Period Poverty
Robert Graves PTO Trauma Informed Yoga
The Maroon - Kingston High School Yearbook "A yearbook for Every Senior"
“We were thrilled to pilot the KCSD Mini Grants, and it serves as a great compliment to our existing education grants at CFHV. We’re grateful for NoVo Foundations’ insights into this funding gap and are hearing such positive feedback from the school PTAs, coaches and club advisors and we’re looking forward to another successful round of funding this fall.”
Kingston City School District Mini Grant applications are open now through December 1st. More information can be found on the CFHV website:
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley - Kingston City School District Mini Grants (
Contact Cristin McPeake, VP Programs with questions at  or 845-452-3077.
About The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV) delivers community leadership and strategic philanthropy to inspire and celebrate giving in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. Partnering with its generous donors, CFHV addresses current and emerging community needs through effective grantmaking to improve the quality of life for all, and by offering technical assistance to help nonprofits operate more effectively. Since its origin as the Area Fund in 1969, CFHV has expanded to include Dutchess, Ulster, and Putnam counties. CFHV currently manages over $100 million in assets and administers nearly 600 charitable funds for individuals and organizations. In 2022, CFHV distributed more than $17 million in grants and scholarships. The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is a tax-exempt organization under Internal revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to CFHV are tax-deductible within the limitations prescribed by the Internal Revenue Code. More at

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