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…

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…

Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children’s Zone Founder, at Siena on March 26

Join Siena College and the William and Mary Barnet Family Foundation (a supporting organization of the Community Foundation) for an inspiring discussion by Geoffrey Canada, founder and former president of the Harlem Children’s Zone. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to learn more. Get a preview of Geoffrey’s remarks at…

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Community Foundation Supports Park Project in Albany’s West Hill

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is pleased to provide support through the Standish Family Fund and the John D. Picotte Family Foundation for this important project.  The Foundation, and these two funds are committed to community and neighborhood development in the City of Albany, and find this project to exemplify what positive…

Offering Hope This Holiday Season

From the Times Union: As we come to the close of 2014 and the holiday season, we at the Times Union hold great appreciation for the many who have contributed this year to our charity, the Times Union Hope Fund, which is dedicated to helping children at risk in the Capital Region. Since the fund was…

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Albany Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau Hospitality Fund Announces 2014 Grant Recipients

The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) Foundation announced today the recipients of the Hospitality Grants, designed to support not-for-profit organizations located in Albany County. The fund, which is managed by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region (CFGCR), supports programs that aid in building and sustaining Albany County tourism destinations, attractions, events,…