Grants from the Community Foundation's Albany Convention Center and Visitors Bureau Hospitality Grants Fund help make shows at Washington Park's Park Playhouse possible.

Community Foundation’s ACCVB Hospitality Grant Fund Awards $50,000+ to Local Nonprofits

The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) Foundation announced $50,500 in funding for latest round of Hospitality Grant recipients. To date, the three-year old program has awarded $212,000 to organizations that create programs and tourist-attracting events in our community. The fund, which is managed by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region (CFGCR),…

Kids have a great summer at Catholic Charities’ Camp Scully in Wynantskill. Since 2010, the McCarthy Charities have funded dozens of “camperships” for local children from low-income familes, making it possible for them to attend Camp Scully.

McCarthy Charities Celebrates 100 Years of Community Support for Rensselaer County

The McCarthy Charities, a private family foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life in Rensselaer County, recently celebrated 100 years of grantmaking and community support. “Our family is incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to participate in philanthropy at such a high level,” said Lucy McCarthy, President of the McCarthy Charities Board. “We have…

Don't Iron While the Strike is Hot

From the Times Union: Troy’s union history past comes alive

By Paul Bray The nation’s first bona-fide all-female union was formed in Troy 150 years ago under the leadership of a young Irish immigrant, Kate Mullany, and her colleague, Esther Keegan, in reaction to low wages, 12- to 14-hour workdays and unsafe conditions in the collar factories. Local writer and director Ruth Harvey dramatizes the story in…