Social Initiatives

The Galvan Foundation addresses Hudson’s diverse social needs by partnering with local organizations,
providing grants to area nonprofits, and planning programs that directly serve community residents.

Bard Early College - Hudson

In Hudson, 23 percent of people have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 34% in New York State. Seeing the need to support Hudson students in their journey to college graduation, Galvan has partnered with Bard College, Hudson City School District, and Questar III BOCES to create Bard Early College - Hudson.


At Bard Early College - Hudson., high school students take Bard College courses, earning transferable credits to most CUNY and SUNY programs, and several colleges and universities. Bard’s early college programs throughout the United States have been shown to result in increased college graduation rates. Galvan provided start-up funding and developed classroom space.