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The Community Foundation Welcomes John Eberle as President and CEO

Join the staff and Board of Directors of the Community Foundation in welcoming John Eberle! Click here to leave a welcome message for John on our Facebook wall (requires a Facebook account) Click here to send a welcome message to John online Or tweet a welcome message to@CommFound518  The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital…

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From the Nation: The Future of Philanthropy

What is the future of philanthropy? Can philanthropists drive changes in public policy? Can foundations and grantmakers drive substantial economic and cultural benefits for all? The Nation’s new long read explores views on the future of philanthropy from Daniel Lurie, CEO of Tipping Point Community, Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, and Darren Walker, President of…

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Community Foundation Awards $580,000 to Local Scholars

In 2016, the Community Foundation is awarding scholarships totaling more than $580,000 to 196 local students (including scholarships awarded by our two regional affiliates, the Niskayuna Community Foundation and Bethlehem Central Community Foundation, and by the Phyllis E. Dake “Make Your Own” Scholarships awarded to children of Stewart’s Shops employees). On July 19, we brought together…

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Breathing Lights Announces Community Arts Awards Winners

Breathing Lights, one of four winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, will illuminate hundreds of vacant buildings in Albany, Schenectady and Troy nightly in October and November 2016. Breathing Lights will transform public streets into an evocative experience with the goal of sparking community conversation around the issues of vacancy and community revitalization.…

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Nonprofit Resources and Tools from the National Council of Nonprofits

From the Council of Nonprofits: The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Through our powerful network of State Associations and 25,000-plus members – the nation’s largest network of nonprofits – we serve as a central coordinator and mobilizer to help nonprofits achieve greater collective…