Community Fund Awards Two Grants to Support Mental Health Services

By Amy Korb, the Community Fund

Feb. 28, 2024: The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe (BET), a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing critical health and wellness services to local community members, is proud to announce the approval of two new grants against its newly formed Mental Health Discretionary Fund.

In 2022, The Community Fund partnered with Pace University to develop a community needs assessment. The data from this needs assessment showed that mental health services are the most significant need across all three communities. The Community Fund developed a discretionary fund dedicated to mental health services to meet this need.

The Community Fund has awarded its first two discretionary grants to Aisling Center in Yonkers and Iona University in Bronxville, NY. The Aisling grant will provide funds to cover operational costs associated with the center's robust walk-in counseling services, which are free to community members. They service over 1000 people annually, equating to 1100 hours of counseling support. Counseling is available 5 days a week.

The funding for Iona University will cover phase 1 of a comprehensive series of workshops and trainings to support local community members with tangible tools and services across a variety of mental health issues, including stress management, as well as mental, emotional, and relational well-being and health for local residents.

“The Community Fund does an amazing job of providing grant and administrative support to organizations/agencies who provide social services and community programming in Bronxville, Tuckahoe and Eastchester, said. Dr Kavita R. Dhanwada, Professor, Founding Dean, NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences, “We, at Iona University’s NYP Iona School of Health Sciences, are thrilled to be able to partner with the Community Fund on a new initiative that will provide workshops and trainings to community members in the areas of service needs identified in the Community Needs Assessment.”

"All of us here at the Aisling Center are so grateful to the Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe for their support of mental health services in our community, “stated Aisling Irish Center’s social worker, Lauren McCormack: “With the additional funding, we will be able to provide much-needed and in-demand services to our clients. If people can’t get the care they need, it affects their lives, and their ability to work, socialize, or even get out of bed. In response to the dramatic need, we are continuously working hard to find effective solutions to ensure when someone knocks on our door for help, we are in a position to do so".  

"The needs assessment conducted in partnership with Pace gave us the data we needed to understand what services were lacking in our community," said Amy Korb, Executive Director of the Community Fund of BET. "Our staff, in partnership with our board, worked together to develop the mental health discretionary fund and find the robust programs that provide tangible help to our community members. This isn't just about mental health awareness. It is about providing our community members with the services and tools to help them thrive." To learn more about The Community Fund of BET and their work, please visit their website at They're always looking for new volunteers and supporters to help them achieve their goals. Contact: The Community Fund of BET, Amy Korb, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 914-337-8808


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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