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…

Kids have a great summer at Catholic Charities’ Camp Scully in Wynantskill. Since 2010, the McCarthy Charities have funded dozens of “camperships” for local children from low-income familes, making it possible for them to attend Camp Scully.

McCarthy Charities Celebrates 100 Years of Community Support for Rensselaer County

The McCarthy Charities, a private family foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life in Rensselaer County, recently celebrated 100 years of grantmaking and community support. “Our family is incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to participate in philanthropy at such a high level,” said Lucy McCarthy, President of the McCarthy Charities Board. “We have…

From the Nation: The Future of Philanthropy

What is the future of philanthropy? Can philanthropists drive changes in public policy? Can foundations and grantmakers drive substantial economic and cultural benefits for all? The Nation’s new long read explores views on the future of philanthropy from Daniel Lurie, CEO of Tipping Point Community, Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, and Darren Walker, President of…

5 lessons learned exploring best giving practices

From Bruce DeBoskey’s “On Philanthropy” column in the Denver Post: Although philanthropy is a deeply personal and highly individualized endeavor, here are the top five broadly applicable lessons I’ve learned: 1. Look through two lenses… 2. Engage others… 3. Go deep, not wide… 4. Deploy all philanthropically committed capital for mission… 5. Give boldly; start…