THV Explore Awards

New York State Hudson River Valley Greenway

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

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

Location of residency: Counties in New York: Albany County, Columbia County, Dutchess County, Greene County, Orange County Show all

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Launched in 2003, TEACHING THE HUDSON VALLEY (THV) helps educators discover, appreciate, and share the region’s natural, historic, and cultural treasures with children and youth. THV fosters collaboration among schools, museums, parks, historic sites, art galleries, libraries, and other groups.

THV Explore Awards

  • Create opportunities for students to explore the history, environment, and culture of the Hudson River Valley by connecting their studies to significant places.
  • Encourage students’ appreciation for and stewardship of their communities and cultures.
  • Connect teachers with site educators and place-based learning.

Applications must be submitted at least six weeks before your proposed trip.

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


  • K-12 public and private schools, not-for-profit after-school or summer programs, and qualified places hosting classes or youth groups in Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Ulster, or Westchester counties may submit applications.
  • Places that qualify:
    • Sites with cultural, historic, and/or natural significance and missions that embrace education, interpretation, or preservation are eligible.
    • Places must be owned or managed by a not-for-profit or government body and be open to the public regularly.
    • Significant sites include but are not limited to archives, art galleries and museums, parks, libraries, museums, nature preserves, and other historic or heritage sites.
  • Performances are considered if they promote appreciation for or stewardship of the region.
    • Performances simply held in historic buildings do not qualify; program content must be related to the purpose of Explore Awards.
  • Explore Awards require a dollar for dollar match.