About Strengthening Communities Summit

The Strengthening Communities Summit prioritizes applicants that address a range of social, economic, or environmental issues in the Mid-Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Columbia, Putnam, and Greene Counties). This retreat opportunity supports organizations to gain clarity, strengthen relationships, rejuvenate in beautiful, natural surroundings, and build connections with other nonprofits.

We seek to offer this retreat grant to organizations that can demonstrate their alignment with Omega, are poised to take advantage of networking opportunities, are actively addressing systemic inequality, and will make the best use of—and benefit most from—this opportunity. These tend to be organizations that have identified goals for themselves—such as strategic planning, cultivating leadership, and deepening staff commitment—and are prepared to work on them in a retreat setting.