The McCarthy Charities: 2017 C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Honorees

The McCarthy Charities: 2017 C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Honorees from Community Foundation on Vimeo. The C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award is presented by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region during the annual Celebration of Philanthropy in recognition of community members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and extraordinary commitment to…

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…

You’re Invited: 2017 Capital District Food Summit

From our friends at the Food Pantries for the Capital District: You’re Invited: 2017 Capital District Food Summit Tuesday, April 4, 2017  //   8:00 am- 3:30 pm Siena College, Snyder Hall Click here to register now! The 2017 Food Summit is a collaborative effort between The Food Pantries for the Capital District, Siena College, The University at Albany’s…

New Volunteer Connection Website from United Way

From our friends at United Way of the Greater Capital Region, for our nonprofit friends: United Way has developed a local volunteer matching website to help nonprofit organizations recruit volunteers. Visit http://www.unitedtovolunteer.org to complete a nonprofit agency profile! United Way will promote the Volunteer Center to community members interested in donating their time and talent.…

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A Foundation CEO’s Six-Step Formula for Winning a Grant

Click here to read a great article from Grantspace.org on helpful tips for writing successful grant applications. Among their tips: Mind the Letter of Inquiry (or pre-app, as we say here at the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region) Target the right foundation Pique the program officer (i.e. make your grant proposal interesting and…

Schenectady JCC Seeks Development Associate

Our friends at the Schenectady JCC are looking for a Development Associate to join their team. The Development Associate reports to the Executive Director (ED) and will manage all aspects of the SJCC’s year-round fundraising efforts and board governance. S/he will also collaborate closely with Senior Program Staff on external communications and marketing, including print…