The Future of “Community” for Community Foundations

A great piece by Emmet D. Carson, CEO & President of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is proud to administer and assist several funds that provide aid in other countries, including the Women’s Global Giving Fund and Drilling for Hope. Community foundations have existed for more than…

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region's 2015 scholarship recipients.

Community Foundation Awards $500,000 in Scholarships

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region celebrated more than 50 of the Capital Region’s most promising students at its annual Scholarship Reception, held Wednesday, July 22, at SUNY Polytech Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. More than 160 guests attended the inspiring event, which brought brings together students and their families with…

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Laura Yaun Joins Community Foundation as CFO

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is happy to welcome Laura Yaun as its new Chief Financial Officer. Yaun began work at the Foundation on July 15. Yaun will be responsible for the complex financial operations of the Community Foundation. Her work will include growth and management of the Foundation’s $65 million in…

5 lessons learned exploring best giving practices

From Bruce DeBoskey’s “On Philanthropy” column in the Denver Post: Although philanthropy is a deeply personal and highly individualized endeavor, here are the top five broadly applicable lessons I’ve learned: 1. Look through two lenses… 2. Engage others… 3. Go deep, not wide… 4. Deploy all philanthropically committed capital for mission… 5. Give boldly; start…