Philmont Coalition of Community Partners

The mission of our group is to facilitate collaboration among people and organizations in Philmont to help all of us better achieve our goals of improving and enriching the lives of all members of our diverse population by:

  • Describing current and planned programs and activities, including dates and locations to avoid overlapping or conflicting schedules,
  • Offering assistance to each other; providing information relevant to others’ plans, programs, and goals,
  • Sharing ways that can make each others’ organizations stronger including grant and training possibilities,
  • Discussing different ways to spread the word about current and upcoming programs.

We are so happy to work with many community organizations. If you or your group would like to be listed as a community partner of the library or join our group of Collaborative Community Partners please email

Please click the title of each organization to go to their websites.

Free Columbia

Free Columbia began in 2009 as a community-supported, community-oriented, cultural and educational initiative. It is located in the heart of Columbia County, New York, in the post-industrial village of Philmont. Free Columbia has developed programs for adults and children in the fields of social theory, studio and performing arts, and nature studies. The heart of the initiative is the cultivation of art, aesthetic education, contemplative inquiry, and action research in a spirit of independence and accessibility.

Philmont Beautification, Inc.

Integrating four core program areas including Housing, Local Food, Small Business and Special Projects as key elements of renewal in multifaceted development projects providing opportunities for the community to come together to contribute and collaborate towards the revitalization of the Village of Philmont, NY in the spirit and tradition of a rural barn raising.

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Philmont Cooperative

Philmont Market and Café Cooperative is a producer / consumer, cooperatively owned market, commercial kitchen and café, which cultivates a community-based food system and provides equitable access to affordable, nutritious foods; strengthens our local economy; and fosters sustainable living.


The Philmont Co-Op stands in solidarity with people of color in our community and our country who continue to be impacted by senseless brutality, systemic racism and social injustice. We strive to make the co-op a welcoming and safe place for all. This situation cannot be ignored any longer. We welcome your input and ideas for improvement.

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Columbia Land Conservancy

The Columbia Land Conservancy works with the community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land. 

Philmont Head Start Classroom

Columbia Opportunities, Inc. helps solve poverty-related problems in our community. Our goal is to provide opportunities to families and individuals so they gain the skills, knowledge and resources they need to be self-reliant.

Head Start supports and strengthens the parent-child relationships and engages families around children’s learning and development. Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security.

Purpose Coworking, Inc.

A Coworking and Makerspace Cooperative in Philmont, NY

A member-run, nonprofit cooperative. Members come from all over the Hudson Valley to engage with the surrounding community via free programs and by donating space and providing visibility to local organizations.