New Updates for a New Season

Almost a year since incorporating, the Ascienzo Family Foundation is anticipating the culmination of its first grant cycle. We will act on reviewing those grant applications in November 2015, extending grant awards and recognition during the month of December and at our 2nd Annual Foundation Dinner.  Our first ambassador group is currently submitting their requests based on affiliations, civic engagement, and advocacy within their respective communities.

In addition, we have pursued an initiative close to our hearts and our beginnings - local partnerships in the Foundation’s home community of Red Hook, NY. Partnerships with the Regional Food Bank and the Red Hook Faculty Association will assist in providing meals for both children in our schools and families within the Red Hook community. Efforts to assist the elderly and to establish/support programs in pursuit of our educational goals are ongoing.

As we look forward to solidifying those local initiatives as 2015 closes, we’re just as eager in preparing to extend 12 invitations to prospective ambassadors for the 2016 grantmaking year. The 25 or so ambassadors hopefully working with us next year will enable a greater reach of our mission in assisting those in need. Ideas, comments, and suggestions are all well received. Please email those thoughts to

A listing of grant recipients will accompany our next update in late November. We extend our gratitude to all who have shown support and interest in our mission over this exciting, evolving first year!

Thinking of You,
Nick A.