One of the objectives of the Foundation is to award grants to students, teachers and educational service providers that will enhance the educational opportunities and experiences for the children of the Rondout Valley Central Schools.

The RVEF currently offers grant funding through the following funds:
Classroom Grant Fund
Foundation Grant Fund
    Pre-K Literacy Grants
    STEM Grants
Science Research Program Fund

Click the Grant Information link at left for more details.
If you have questions about current grant opportunities please email us at

Field trip grant information:

There is field trip grant support available from the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV). Due to RVEF's limited financial resources it is our policy to refer field trip funding requests to CFHV prior to requesting field trip funding from the RVEF. 
Please read the Foundation Grant Protocol and Application documents for details about funding opportunities through the Foundation Grant Fund.

At the CFHV site 
Click on the Field Trip Grants heading under the EDUCATION section.
CFHV Grant information for the 2015-16 school year is below. Check the CFHV website for school year 2016-17 information when it becomes available.

The Community Foundation, through a grant from the Dyson Foundation, is pleased to offer a Field Trip Grant Program. This Grant Program is designed to distribute funds in amounts up to $2,000 to public schools in Dutchess and Ulster Counties to enhance classroom learning opportunities. Funding priority will be given to high needs schools/districts.
Fall Online Application available:07/01
Fall Application Deadlines:09/30
Spring Online Application available:07/01
Spring Application Deadlines:12/30
Award notification: late October for Fall/ Winter field trips; late January/early February for Spring field trips