The Dyson Foundation

The Dyson Foundation is a private, family-directed charitable grant-making foundation established in 1957. Headquartered in Millbrook, N.Y., the Foundation awards grants throughout the six counties of the Mid-Hudson Valley. The Dyson Foundation has supported Girls Inc. programs in Ulster County since 2010. Without their financial support the development of Girls Inc. in our community would not have been possible.

 Helen’s Hope

Helen’s Hope is dedicated to providing support to underprivileged youth and the programs and people that aid them.

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and its affiliates, Community Foundation of Dutchess County, Community Foundation of Ulster County and Community Foundation of Putnam County, provide superior donor services, award grants and scholarships that positively impact our communities. Their recent donation to Girls Inc. provided the program with a new Mac laptop.

 The M&T Bank Charitable Foundation

M&T Bank recognizes that their corporate success is directly related to the health and vitality of the communities they serve. So, as a corporate citizen, they believe in providing resources to not-for-profit organizations that make our communities better places to live and work. Through their philanthropic arm, The M&T Charitable Foundation, they support a diverse range of civic, cultural, health and human service organizations with financial grants, employee volunteerism and in-kind services.


Natalie Merchant

Singer, songwriter, musician.
Natalie is the founder/supporter of the annual Girls Inc Leadership Scholarship Awards.
She also supports school-year long and summer programs.

The Patrina Foundation

The Patrina Foundation supports girls’ and women’s social and educational not-for-profit programs in the New York Metropolitan area and surrounding counties. Due to their support Girls Inc. has grown into a year-long program at three of our established sites.

Hale Advisors, Inc.

Hale Advisors, Inc. is a women-owned digital marketing firm based in Kingston, N.Y., that acts as a “third-hand” for its client partners, enabling them to develop healthier communications by focusing on results while providing thought leadership, marketing solutions, education, analysis and most of all support.

Stewart’s Shops

Founded in 1945, Stewart’s Shops is an employee and family-owned convenience store chain based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Today there are 324 Stewart’s Shops located in over 30 counties across upstate New York and southern Vermont. Stewart’s Shops has supported Girls Inc. since 2007.

 Maya Gold Foundation

The mission of the Maya Gold Foundation is to empower youth to access their inner wisdom and realize their dreams.

 Invest With Confidence

Girls Incorporated meets the BBB Wise Giving Alliance’s Standards for Charitable Accountability. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a national charity watchdog affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. The Alliance and its predecessor organizations have over a century of combined experience in charity evaluation.

The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of the Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. Of the one million charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 5 percent meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.