Spotlight on The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester & Tuckahoe

Community Fund Board

By Karen Talbot

May 10, 2023: The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester & Tuckahoe has a history dating back to 1919 when it was founded as the Community Welfare Fund to support Lawrence Hospital, The Associated Charities of Eastchester and other charitable agencies doing welfare work in the community.  

It was part of the United Way until July 1, 1980, when it severed its affiliation to ensure that all funds raised locally would remain in the three communities.

The Community Fund supports 26 social service agencies and community programs and over the years it has been an integral part of the Bronxville-Eastchester-Tuckahoe community. Amy Rutter Korb is Executive Director.  Below is a photo of students at the Eastchester Community Action Partnership (ECAP).  

Below are some recent undertakings and notable grand recipients of the Community Fund.

In 2022, the Community Fund partnered with Pace University Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship to conduct a comprehensive Community Needs Assessment.  Here are some details about the survey:
-A mixed -mode community survey was conducted between March and October of 2022 by a team of researchers at the university.
-The survey yielded 520 valid responses with 95% being completed online and 5% completed in paper format. 44% from the Town of Eastchester, 25% from the Village of Tuckahoe, 22% from the Village of Bronxville and approximately 9% from communities outside of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe.
-Pace University also secured the perceptions of 22 community leaders through semi-structured interviews that were conducted between April and September of 2022.
-The survey consisted of 54 questions covering five key community service areas:  basic human needs; community services: crisis and disaster services; families, children and seniors; and mental and physical health.
-It primarily used closed-ended questions to provide quantifiable data.  It also included several open-ended questions that allowed respondents to provide more in-depth answers.  The results will be announced in community meetings over the next few months.
Youth Community Fund
Three years ago, the Youth Community Fund was created for high school students from the Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe area to support local giving for local needs. Students raise funds, allocate grants and participate in community service to improve the lives of these local residents.
In October of 2022, over 100 teens aged 12 to 16 enjoyed competition and community building at the Community Fund's 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament in Tuckahoe.
Annual Golf Outing
On May 8th, they held their annual golf outing at Siwanoy Country Club to help raise funds and will conduct an annual appeal campaign in the Fall. 
Notable Grant Recipients: 
-The Community Fund donates $150,000 towards an ambulance every three years for the Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
-It awards scholarships to 9 High School Students each year in all three school districts,
-It has given over $500,000 to 15 agencies that cover Health, Education and Prevention, Youth and Senior and Family Services.
Photo courtesy The Community Fund

Community Service Organizations Directory

Community Service Organizations

Bronxville Beautification Council

Organized in 1982 and incorporated in 1993, the Bronxville Beautification Council (BBC) is a not for profit organization administered by a Board of Directors. Its mission is to enhance and maintain the natural and man-made beauty of Bronxville Village, with emphasis on the downtown business district of Bronxville. The BBC uses the dollars raised in its annual spring solicitation letter to residents to fund the mum, tulip and summer flower plantings downtown and at traffic intersections, as well as the summer hanging baskets. Every few years the group spearheads such major endeavors as the renovation of Leonard Morange Square on the west side of the railroad tracks and the beautification of the Lawrence Hospital traffic circle, which included the addition of plants and the building of the fountain that now makes a gracious western portal to our town. The BBC also works with other civic groups to monitor the aesthetics of retail signage, the consistency of sidewalk materials, and litter and graffiti. During Beautify Bronxville Week, the BBC sponsors a poetry reading and works with Scout groups on the annual village clean-up. 

Bronxville Beautification Council
PO Box 127
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Boy Scouts

The village of Bronxville has a long tradition of scouting. “The troops and packs of Bronxville have maintained the finest scouting organizations and have taught the boys of the Bronxville area to be leaders and outstanding members of the local, national and global communities.”

There are several Boy Scout Troops in Bronxville, including Troops 1, 2, 4, and 5.

Bronxvillle Girls Scouts

The Girls Scouts is “the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.” In Girl Scouts, “girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.”

Bronxville Historical Conservancy

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was founded in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the village. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures and special events that foster an awareness of the village's architectural, artistic and cultural heritage, and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies. Anyone who is interested in the Bronxville and its history can become a member; varying levels of membership are available. 

Bronxville Historical Conservancy
PO Box 989
Bronxville, New York 10708


Bronxville School Foundation

The Bronxville School Foundation, founded in 1991, is a non-profit organization independent from the school with the sole purpose of supporting the school. The Foundation raises money each year through donations from school families, community members, and alumni, among others.These contributions fund grants that provide cutting-edge technology, innovative programs and curriculum and other resources that are beyond the scope of public school funding.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Women’s Club

The Bronxville Women’s Club offers lectures, exhibits and concerts. It also has a beautiful clubhouse which is available for rental for events.

135 Midland Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Youth Council

The Bronxville Youth Council provides volunteer and leadership opportunities for high school students in the village of Bronxville.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-395-0500 ext 1789

Counseling Center

Founded in 1971, the mission of the Counseling Center “is to provide a wide range of psychotherapeutic and counseling services to individuals, couples and families by a staff of highly trained, experience and dedicated psychotherapists. 

The Counseling Center
180 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester & Tuckahoe

The mission of the Community Fund is “to support broad social services in Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe through grants and technical support to local agencies and community projects. All money raised here in our community stays here in our community.” 

15 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708

Friends of the Bronxville Library

The Friends of the Bronxville Library is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to focus attention on the “Library’s services, facilities and needs” as well as sponsor projects and provide materials that are beyond the reach of the Library’s regular budget and perform other services. 

Junior League of Bronxville

The Junior League of Bronxville is “an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”

Rotary Club of Bronxville

The mission of the Rotary Club of Bronxville is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster (1) the development of friendships within the community as an opportunity for service, (2) high ethical standards in business and professions, (3) the application of the ideal of service of each member to his personal and business and community life and (4) the advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship.” 

Senior Citizens of Bronxville

Senior Citizens of Bronxville is a not-for-profit organization that provides services and programs to seniors within the 10708 zip code area. “Programs cover a wide range of activities from educational seminars and cultural enrichment, to community services, bridge classes and exercise.”

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