This year provided 10 scholarships for the Town of Rhinebeck summer rec program. In the fall we will fund food pantries, rent support, and other family centered aid programs.
If you want to support all of our work, contribute to our Greatest Needs Fund.
Tax deductible contributions to Rhinebeck Responds are collected and managed through a special fund at the Community Foundations for the Hudson Valley.
Currently, Rhinebeck Responds is prioritizing financial support in two areas of need:
(1) individuals and families who are “Outside the Safety Net” with no access to government support programs and
(2) “Business Assistance” helping business owners sustain their operations through the lockdown and recovery.
For general support, we developed the “Area of Greatest Need Fund,” which will channel resources to the highest priorities as our community needs change and evolve.
You can contribute through this website or by mailing a check made out to Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley with “Rhinebeck Responds [and your fund preference]” in the memo line. Send your check to
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
80 Washington Street, Suite 201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Rhinebeck Responds and the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley also gladly accept wire transfers, gifts of appreciated securities and other forms of charitable support.
To learn more about these options, please visit https://
Canned food items from the public may carry the corona virus, so local food pantries prefer financial support.
You can provide that support now at Network for Good.
To earmark your donation for a Rhinebeck food pantry, scroll down to “Adopt-a-program” (click “Desktop version” on your smartphone), and type “Church of the Messiah Jayne Brooks Food Pantry” or “Rhinebeck Reformed Church.”
GiveInKind is providing a range of need service and support for health care workers in our area.
They worked with local restaurants to supply meals for medical personnel at the Ulster Covid-19 testing site.
They coordinated a campaign to source or sew thousands of much-needed masks.
Now they are prioritizing the purchase of personal protective equipment equipment (PPE).