Grantee Spotlight: “If It Weren’t for the Community Foundation, We Wouldn’t Be Here”

At the June 2016 press conference announcing a new, major partnership with Albany Medical Center, Baby Institute executive director Noelene Smith, MSW, began her remarks by stating, “If it weren’t for the Community Foundation, we wouldn’t be here.” Smith founded the Baby Institute in 2009 to help Albany’s parents prepare their kids for success in…

Oct. 7: Meet the Funders

Join our friends at the Mohawk-Hudson Grant Professionals Association on Friday, October 7, for their Meet the Funders workshop. Senior representatives from high-profile foundations will inform participants about their funding interests and guidelines including high-priority focus areas. Participants will be able to ask questions to gain an insider’s understanding of each funder’s giving interests and…

Nonprofits: Register now for the 2016-2017 Capacity Building Progam

This program made possible with funding support from Albany Guardian Society  ·  Bender Family Foundation  ·  The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region KeyBank Foundation  ·  The Lincoln Fund  ·  Linda G. Toohey Donor Advised Fund  ·  MVP Health Care  ·  Pavonia Fund  ·  Standish Family Fund  ·  Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation  · …

Breathing Lights (photo credit Hyers + Mebane)

Breathing Lights Announces Community Arts Awards Winners

Breathing Lights, one of four winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, will illuminate hundreds of vacant buildings in Albany, Schenectady and Troy nightly in October and November 2016. Breathing Lights will transform public streets into an evocative experience with the goal of sparking community conversation around the issues of vacancy and community revitalization.…

Capital City Fund grants: now available!

The Capital City Fund was created to help nonprofit organizations better serve the people of Albany with effective, innovative programs and services. The Fund is administered in 2016 by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. The application will be reviewed by a committee, and grants will be based on a review of the…

The Almanac of American Philanthropy

A great new resource for donors and nonprofits! How philanthropy fuels American success, history and major achievements of philanthropy, great men and women of American philanthropy, current giving stats and more. (And you can view all content for free online!) From the Almanac of American Philanthropy: Philanthropy in America is a giant undertaking—every year, more…

Grant Money

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…