Fund Distributions Pass $1,000,000 Mark


The Board of Directors of the Frost Memorial Fund is proud to announce that in 2013 it awarded $309,162.00 to civic and charitable organizations in Rhinebeck, much of this in matching grants. Since 2009, the Fund has distributed more than $1,000,000 for the benefit of the following organizations:

CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

Church of the Messiah

Chancellor Livingston Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Dutchess County Agricultural Society

Ferncliff Forest

First Baptist Church

Good Shepherd Church

Grace Bible Fellowship Church

Hudson Valley Community Productions (Sinterklaas)

Morton Memorial Library

Northern Dutchess Daycare Center

Northern Dutchess Hospital

Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Quitman Resource Center for Preservation

Reformed Church of Rhinebeck

Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society

Rhinebeck Historical Society

Rhinebeck-Rheinbach Exchange

Rhinebeck Soccer League

Rhinebeck United Methodist Church

Rhinecliff Fire District

Russell Refuge, Inc.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Wurtemburg

Southlands Foundation

Starr Library

Third Evangelical Church

Town of Rhinebeck

Upstate Films

Village of Rhinebeck

Wilderstein Historic Site

Winnakee Land Trust

Young Rhinebeck

The Frost Memorial Fund was created by the late Barbara V. and Benson R. Frost, Jr. It was their intention to provide support for civic and charitable endeavors, primarily in the Village and Town of Rhinebeck, through grants to eligible public charities organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes. Barbara and Benson Frost spent a great part of their lives saving and preparing to leave their estates for the benefit of the community they loved. The Board of Directors is proud to carry out this mission and encourages others to join in the spirit of helping our local organizations realize their full potential.