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…

Community Foundation Awards $503,000 to Local Scholars

In 2016, the Community Foundation is awarding scholarships totaling more than $503,000 to 278 local students (including scholarships awarded by our two regional affiliates, the Niskayuna Community Foundation and Bethlehem Central Community Foundation, and by the Phyllis E. Dake “Make Your Own” Scholarships awarded to children of Stewart’s Shops employees). On July 19, we brought together…

How Parents Can Support College Students

From OnlineColleges.net comes an excellent set of resources for parents/caregivers helping young adults navigate the complicated world of college admissions and paying for school. Transitioning from high school to college is an exciting and empowering experience. While some high school graduates delay attending college, about two thirds of attendees are still considered “traditional” college students,…

Scholarships Available for Capital Region Students!

The Community Foundation invites local students to visit its website to apply for a wide range of high school, college and professional continuing education scholarships. Application materials and guidelines for more than 40 scholarships are now available at http://www.cfgcr.org/scholarships.php. Most scholarship applications are due in February or March, so don’t wait to apply. In 2015, 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…

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region's 2015 scholarship recipients.

Community Foundation Awards $500,000 in Scholarships

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region celebrated more than 50 of the Capital Region’s most promising students at its annual Scholarship Reception, held Wednesday, July 22, at SUNY Polytech Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. More than 160 guests attended the inspiring event, which brought brings together students and their families with…

$300,000 in Scholarships for Local Students

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region invites local students to visit its website to apply for a wide range of high school, college and professional continuing education scholarships. Application materials and guidelines for more than 40 scholarships are now available at http://www.cfgcr.org/scholarships.php. Most scholarship applications are due in February and early March. In…