The McCarthy Charities: 2017 C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Honorees

The McCarthy Charities: 2017 C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Honorees from Community Foundation on Vimeo. The C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award is presented by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region during the annual Celebration of Philanthropy in recognition of community members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and extraordinary commitment to…

Honoring Linda G. Toohey, 2017 C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award Recipient

Linda G. Toohey: 2017 C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Honoree from Community Foundation on Vimeo. The C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award is presented by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region during our annual Celebration of Philanthropy in recognition of community members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and extraordinary commitment to…

CFGCR in the News: B’nai B’rith Gideon Foundation

From the Times Union: The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is always trying to extend its reach. A resource for all things nonprofit, the Community Foundation joined forces with the B’nai B’rith Gideon Foundation last year to offer grant funding to organizations that serve low-income seniors, people with disabilities and low-income residents living…

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…