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The Good Neighbors Committee

Provides grants to Vassar College students, student groups, staff and faculty who work in partnership with local community organizations/individuals from Arlington and Poughkeepsie to support innovative ideas in the areas of: food systems, the environment, urban gardening, education, mental and physical health, housing, community organizing initiatives, and the arts.  Past grants have supported the renovation of youth playgrounds, establishment of gardens at community centers, establishment of tutoring programs, establishment of organizations to support families in foreclosure, local basketball programs for area youth, trips for youth to experience the arts, and murals at local schools.

Please send an email to to request an electronic copy of the application. 

Look for posters around campus and announcements via email for deadlines each semester. 

For more information visit the Good Neighbors Committee website

If you have any questions or ideas, please send an email to  The Good Neighbors intern will reply shortly.