Breathing Lights (photo credit Hyers + Mebane)

Breathing Lights Finale + Policy Summit: April 7, 2017

Breathing Lights, the unprecedented temporary public art project for which the Community Foundation served as convener and fiscal agent, officially wraps with an afternoon of art and inspiration: Friday, April 7, 2017 //  Proctors  //  432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 Click here to learn more and register. Join the Breathing Lights team and the…

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…

Rooted in Community: the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Our new video: Rooted in Community

How do community foundations strengthen their communities through philanthropy? View this short video to see how the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is helping protect the farms that feed us, assisting donors in making a difference, and supporting the fight against homelessness. Featuring Community Foundation President & CEO John G. Eberle, and friends…

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…

NYS Chief of the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, James Sheehan

Event: Nonprofit Revitalization Act Important Updates – Jan. 28, 2016

From our friends at the Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council: Nonprofit Revitalization Act: Important Updates  You Need to Know $25 per person Thursday, January 28 at 11:30 a.m. Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road in Albany In 2013, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman unveiled a bold plan to reform and revitalize New York’s…

Karen Bilowith to Depart Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to Lead Idaho Community Foundation

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region (CFGCR) has announced that Karen Bilowith, President and CEO, will leave CFGCR in January 2016 to become President and CEO for the Idaho Community Foundation. Jackie Mahoney, CFGCR’s Vice President of Programs, will serve as interim CEO beginning in January 2016. CFGCR’s Board of Directors is currently…