Application Deadline: Monday, September 21, 2015

Application Instructions





HRIF requests that proposals be assembled and sent electronically to info@hudsonriver.org. To the extent possible, individual files should be combined into one PDF format file before submission. The file names should include the applicant organization’s name (example: orgname_photos; orgname_application). The complete electronic file must be received by the Foundation by 5:00pm, Monday, September 21, 2015.

Additionally, six complete hard copies (one with original signatures and five copies) should be mailed and postmarked no later than Monday, September 21, 2015 to:

Hudson River Foundation
Hudson River Improvement Fund
17 Battery Place, Suite 915
New York, NY 10004

Applicants having difficulty putting all or part of their proposals into electronic format should contact the Foundation at 212-483-7667.

The proposal submission should contain:

  1. HRIF Proposal Form (PDF version).
  2. A copy of the organization’s tax exemption certificate under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code or an indication that the applicant is a subdivision of a government unit.
  3. Where appropriate: graphic representations of the project, such as maps, photos, plans, drawings, etc.; studies which support the need for the project, such as engineering or architectural studies; letters of support.

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact us at 212-483-7667 or info@hudsonriver.org.

Requests for funding in the 2015 grant cycle will undoubtedly be far greater than the funds available. Applicants are therefore encouraged to seek matching funds and provide in-kind services whenever possible. The typical grant awarded by the Hudson River Improvement Fund will be under $10,000. Requests for larger grants will be considered for projects that provide a significant benefit to a large number of people.

The Fund is particularly interested in projects that will have a lasting impact on waterfront access, environmental education, and habitat restoration. The Fund discourages applications for festivals or other one-time events unless such events are demonstrably related to the accomplishment of projects enhancing public access or achieving another HRIF purpose.

Download the 2015 proposal form (.docx) (PDF version – requires Adobe Reader)