United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region Community Fund 2023-2024 – Zoom Informational meeting

Through this RFP process, UWDOR seeks partnerships with nonprofit organizations during the time period of July 2022 to June 2023. Our intention is to invest sufficient funding to achieve significant results. United Way’s Community Fund is divided into two funding categories:

  • For previously funded programs, please indicate the amount you are requesting (maximum request of $50,000).
  • For programs not previously funded, United Way has allotted funding in increments up to $10,000 for these requests. Please indicate your request here (maximum of $10,000). If United Way selects your program for funding you may be eligible for additional funding next year. This is contingent that your organization remaining in good standing with regards to all United Way contract requirements. Future additional funding is not a guarantee.

Join on Zoom here!

A Community Conversation Around Food Insecurity (virtual)


Topics Covered:

Overview of NYS Food Access Programs & Pandemic Era Data

Food Security Barriers in our Community. Presenters:

  • Cristin McPeake, Vice President, Programs, Community Foundations
    of the Hudson Valley
  • Colin Jarvis, Executive Director, Newburgh Ministry
  • Gabriela Vega-Matthews, Casa Comunitaria de Recursos Dutchess
  • Christine Sergent, Executive Director, Northeast Community Council
  • Sara Gunn, Director, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

Community Input Session

Lunch Box Volunteering (in person)

Help prepare and distribute hot meals to the community at the Lunch Box. Select the 9am-11am shift, or the 11am-1pm shift.

Preregistration required, limited to 2 volunteers per shift. Email kconstable@uwdor.org or call 845-471-1900 ext. 3106.

Food Bank Volunteering (in person)

Help sort food items at the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Your efforts will help low-income families stretch their limited budgets and eat better.

Preregistration required, limited to 5 volunteers. Email kconstable@uwdor.org or call 845-471-1900 ext. 3106.

Donation Organizing with the United Way (in person)

Assist the United Way with unpacking and organizing our donations which will be distributed throughout the community to families in need of essential items including diapers, clothing, and various household necessities.

Preregistration required. Email kconstable@uwdor.org or call 845-471-1900 ext. 3106.