2013 End of Year Appeal
A message from Sally Baker, Executive Director
"Rediscovering our history to grow the future together."
Over the many years of bringing revitalization programs to Philmont, our organization and many volunteers have dedicated a tremendous effort towards producing a visible change in the downtown.
Change is happening, revitalization looks more possible every year. Folks tell us they want to contribute to help us take the next steps forward. This is warming news as we start to concentrate on those next steps and move outwards from the downtown to address the revitalization of Summit Reservoir, assist a food store co-op into existence, and take a closer look at the beautiful historic housing stock. It calls out for attention and dollars to prevent the loss of any more historic buildings in Philmont.
As a local grass-roots nonprofit dedicated to "raising the barn" together we're asking you to help us this year by making a donation, large or small, which will help raise a much needed community match for continued revitalization.
Although we have a good track record of grant making, we have program expenses which annually exceed our grant making capacity.
Every donation, large or small, goes a long way in helping to achieve effective programs and projects in Philmont. Please be generous and make your contribution today, by clicking on our secure PayPal Donate icon, or by mailing your donation using this form.
In these difficult times where we are experiencing budget shortfalls, we need your support and contribution now, more than ever, to continue providing free programs and to demonstrate we can now rely on community support to keep revitalization moving forward.
Every contribution counts, and so do you! Yours very truly, Sally Baker Executive Director
Donations are tax-deductible under the laws for making a charitable donation to a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization.
Foundation support received in 2013:
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation / Green Pasture Fund: Funding our Small Business Program currently assiting the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation / Columbia Fund: Funding our Small Business Program currently assiting the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative
Bank of Greene County: Funding our Small Business Program currently assiting the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative
Foundation support received in 2012:
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation - Philmont Farmers' Market program
Bank of Greene County - Small Business program
Columbia County Council on the Arts - Community Arts program
New York State Program Funding received in 2012
New York State Homes and Community Renewal - Main Street Program.
Streetscape improvement project for the Albert Tripp Nutritional Center - 93 Main St.
NYS Dept of State / Divison of Waterfronts & Communties: The Summit Lake Area Revitalization BOA Project in partnership with the Village of Philmont.
Federal Support received in 2012
USDA - 2012-2013 Farmers Market Promotional Program. Project: Philmont Farmers' Market in partnership with Cornell University Capital District Small Fruit and Vegetable Program.