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…

A former convent in Schenectady was lit in March 2016 as part of the beta test for the Breathing Lights art installation. (Photo credit: Hyers + Mebane)

3 Mayors Unveil Breathing Lights Events & Announce Surrounding Programming

  Public Art Project will Transform Neighborhoods, Highlighting City Revitalization Efforts Mayors Kathy Sheehan (Albany), Gary McCarthy (Schenectady), and Patrick Madden (Troy) gathered today at the rehabilitated former St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Eastern Avenue in Schenectady to announce a full list of events and surrounding programming for the Breathing Lights temporary public art…

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Community Foundation Supports Park Project in Albany’s West Hill

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is pleased to provide support through the Standish Family Fund and the John D. Picotte Family Foundation for this important project.  The Foundation, and these two funds are committed to community and neighborhood development in the City of Albany, and find this project to exemplify what positive…

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…

White House Honors Community Foundation Centennial

President Obama celebrated the 100th anniversary of the community foundation movement with a convening at the White House on December 2, which was also Giving Tuesday. Council of Foundations President and CEO Vikki Spruill was among a diverse group of community foundation leaders and other prominent representatives from philanthropy. President Obama said in a statement…

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From the Daily Gazette: Niskayuna woman gives $2.5M to five organizations

Excellent news for the Niskayuna Community Foundation (an affiliate of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region). From the Daily Gazette: When Harriet Wall died in March of this year at 95 years old, she left a void in the Niskayuna community. Her bridge group at the Mohawk Golf Club, the neighbors who often…