About the Community Works Campaign
Community Works is a philanthropic campaign supported by Vassar employees, students, and trustees for local non-profit organizations. Since its inception in 2001 Community Works has raised over $1 million and funded over 50 different groups in the Hudson Valley.
Community Works helps local organizations doing critical work in areas such as:
- Mental health
- Domestic violence
- Environmental education and advocacy
- Youth services
- Mediation and conflict resolution
- LGBTQ services
We focus on local non-profit organizations that are mostly small to medium sized. They must have a 501(c)(3) legal status and agree to adhere to Vassar’s College’s non-discrimination policy. Local programs of statewide or national organizations are hard to select for a grant, because we cannot guarantee that Community Works funds will be spent in the Hudson Valley.