Project Support Grants: Out-of-School Time Programming for Children and Youth

Dyson Foundation

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Next deadline: Feb 15, 2021 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Mar 30, 2021 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: After School /Summer Educational Programs Summer Camps

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Museum/Library/Zoo, Indigenous Group, Government Entity, Hospital / Clinic, Elementary / Secondary School, College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New York: Columbia County, Dutchess County, Greene County, Orange County, Putnam County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:




Summer Programs:

  • We strongly encourage summer program applicants to adhere to the application timeline above. 

After School Programs (school year and year-round):

  • For after school programs or year-round programs, there is currently no set due date for inquiries, but we encourage you to submit your letter of inquiry at least six months in advance of your program start date.

The Dyson Foundation considers grants for out-of-school time programs including after-school, summer, and year-round activities. Applications for programs located in the Mid-Hudson Valley counties of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster will be considered, with a focus on enabling the participation of economically disadvantaged children. In all cases, letters of inquiry can be submitted via the online Grants Portal.


Following are a few resources that organizations providing summer youth programming may find helpful in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of effective summer programs. The resources include research and information on best practices in serving economically disadvantaged youth. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Dyson Foundation can only accept unsolicited proposals from 501(c)3 and other charitable entities located in, or whose services benefit residents of, the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York State.
  • Applications for programs located in the Mid-Hudson Valley counties of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster will be considered.


  • Funding priority will be given to programs that:
    • conduct targeted outreach to low-income families and children
    • offer program schedules that support working families
    • those that give consideration to and make efforts toward providing transportation assistance and meals


  • The Dyson Foundation does not fund the following:
    • historic preservation 
    • environmental activities
    • capital construction or renovation
    • endowments
  • The Dyson Foundation does not generally underwrite events, purchase event tickets or cover the cost of benefit advertising.