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…

Announcing the Hortense and Louis Rubin Community Health Fund at the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Community Foundation Receives $7.25 Million Gift for Creation of Rubin Community Health Fund; Gift is one of the largest in Community Foundation’s history

**Nonprofit friends: Interested in receiving notices about grant funding opportunities from the Rubin Community Health Fund? Join our e-mail list by clicking here!** The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is thrilled to announce that we are the recipient of an initial $7.25 million gift from the Hortense and Louis Rubin Dialysis Center, which…

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),…

The Community Foundation Welcomes John Eberle as President and CEO

Join the staff and Board of Directors of the Community Foundation in welcoming John Eberle! Click here to leave a welcome message for John on our Facebook wall (requires a Facebook account) Click here to send a welcome message to John online Or tweet a welcome message to@CommFound518  The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital…

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.…

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…

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…