Offering Hope This Holiday Season

From the Times Union: As we come to the close of 2014 and the holiday season, we at the Times Union hold great appreciation for the many who have contributed this year to our charity, the Times Union Hope Fund, which is dedicated to helping children at risk in the Capital Region. Since the fund was…

Strategic Giving: 5 Steps to Getting the Most Bang for Your Philanthropic Buck

This post comes to us from Bruce DeBoskey and the Denver Post: During the holiday season, our mailboxes are overflowing with catalogs, holiday cards — and requests for donations. Our voice message boxes are not much farther behind. At this time of year, when people are feeling particularly generous, nonprofits work hard to raise needed…

What You Need to Know About Charitable IRA Rollovers in 2014

President Barack Obama has signed House Resolution 5771 into law. Among the other provisions in this bill, the IRS benefit for charitable Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) rollover has been extended through Dec. 31, 2014. What does this mean for you? With the charitable IRA rollover, people aged 70½ and older are able to transfer up to $100,000 of…

Guest Post: Inclusive Economic Development in Our Emerging High-Tech World

Today’s guest post is the text of a speech given recently by Harris Oberlander, CEO of Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region. Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region is a 102-year-old Settlement House. Settlement Houses sprouted up in all of America’s urban centers when our parents or grandparents who were arriving in the millions in the early 1900’s from…

From Sage Hill: Are Our Children Thankful For Their Inheritance?

An inspiring Thanksgiving message about family philanthropy by Philip J. Toffel, Esq., CEO of Sage Hill Advisory & Management: I find that many of my friends, family and I truly think about how thankful we are … for the somewhat obvious health, happiness, friends, family…but also, in many cases, thankful to have been taught and mentored to feel good about…

Grants

Community Foundation 2016 Grants—Now Online!

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region invites nonprofit organizations to visit its website to apply for a wide range of grant funds. Application materials and guidelines for more than a dozen grantmaking funds are now available at http://www.cfgcr.org/upcominggrantdeadlines.php. In 2014, the Community Foundation awarded more than $4.2 million in grants to more than…