Grant Funding Workshop – April 12

From our friends at the Capital Region Chamber and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC): Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Grant Funding Workshop Wednesday, April 12, 2017 //  Hudson Valley Community College – Bulmer Telecommunications Building $12 per person  //  Click here to learn more and register Event registration closes April 4! The Capital District…

You’re Invited: 2017 Capital District Food Summit

From our friends at the Food Pantries for the Capital District: You’re Invited: 2017 Capital District Food Summit Tuesday, April 4, 2017  //   8:00 am- 3:30 pm Siena College, Snyder Hall Click here to register now! The 2017 Food Summit is a collaborative effort between The Food Pantries for the Capital District, Siena College, The University at Albany’s…

Breathing Lights (photo credit Hyers + Mebane)

Breathing Lights Finale + Policy Summit: April 7, 2017

Breathing Lights, the unprecedented temporary public art project for which the Community Foundation served as convener and fiscal agent, officially wraps with an afternoon of art and inspiration: Friday, April 7, 2017 //  Proctors  //  432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 Click here to learn more and register. Join the Breathing Lights team and the…

B’nai B’rith Gideon Foundation Awards $300K to Help Low-Income Seniors, the Homeless & People with Disabilities

The B’nai B’rith Gideon Foundation is proud to announce that they have awarded $300,000 in grants to support low-income rental housing and/or related social and recreational facilities and programs for low-income families and elderly individuals, and persons with disabilities. The B’nai B’rith Gideon Foundation awarded grants to 15 nonprofit organizations, with the Community Foundation providing…

Dhimiter Cobani addresses his fellow scholars at the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region's 2016 Scholarship Reception.

The Power of Opportunity

The Community Foundation awards more than $500,000 in scholarships each year (click here to view current scholarship opportunities). At our 2016 Scholarship Reception, Dhimiter Cobani, an Albany High School student from Albania, shared moving remarks on why his scholarship was so important, and how his experiences have shaped his future. Read his speech below to…

New York Capital Region Nonprofits: A Major Economic Engine

The Economic Impact of Capital Region Nonprofits

The nonprofit sector is a huge driving force in the Capital Region! The Community Foundation is happy to have joined our friends at the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc., The Schenectady Foundation, Capital Region Chamber, and MVP Health Care to sponsor this eye-opening study from Johns Hopkins University: “New York Capital Region Nonprofits: A…