Hudson River Fund
The Hudson River Fund was created in recognition of the critical need for an independent institution to sponsor scientific research and education programs that would contribute to the development of sound public policy concerning the River’s ecological system. The Hudson River Fund was initially established with $12 million in 1982. Since then the Fund, which has tripled in value, has enabled the Foundation to award 784 grants and fellowships totaling approximately $37.5 million to date.
Directed Research, Coordination, and Collaboration
To complement the grant program of the Hudson River Fund, HRF provides leadership for a variety of programs and undertakes specific research projects designed to bring scientific understanding to bear on public policy. Most of this work is linked to three major, well-established management initiatives: the federally sponsored New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (housed at HRF), the New York State Hudson River Estuary Program, and the Hudson-Raritan Estuary Comprehensive Restoration Plan being implemented by the US Army Corps of Engineers and local partners.