Grant Funding Workshop – April 12

From our friends at the Capital Region Chamber and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC): Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Grant Funding Workshop Wednesday, April 12, 2017 //  Hudson Valley Community College – Bulmer Telecommunications Building $12 per person  //  Click here to learn more and register Event registration closes April 4! The Capital District…

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…

New York Capital Region Nonprofits: A Major Economic Engine

The Economic Impact of Capital Region Nonprofits

The nonprofit sector is a huge driving force in the Capital Region! The Community Foundation is happy to have joined our friends at the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc., The Schenectady Foundation, Capital Region Chamber, and MVP Health Care to sponsor this eye-opening study from Johns Hopkins University: “New York Capital Region Nonprofits: A…

Grants from the Community Foundation's Albany Convention Center and Visitors Bureau Hospitality Grants Fund help make shows at Washington Park's Park Playhouse possible.

Community Foundation’s ACCVB Hospitality Grant Fund Awards $50,000+ to Local Nonprofits

The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) Foundation announced $50,500 in funding for latest round of Hospitality Grant recipients. To date, the three-year old program has awarded $212,000 to organizations that create programs and tourist-attracting events in our community. The fund, which is managed by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region (CFGCR),…

A former convent in Schenectady was lit in March 2016 as part of the beta test for the Breathing Lights art installation. (Photo credit: Hyers + Mebane)

3 Mayors Unveil Breathing Lights Events & Announce Surrounding Programming

  Public Art Project will Transform Neighborhoods, Highlighting City Revitalization Efforts Mayors Kathy Sheehan (Albany), Gary McCarthy (Schenectady), and Patrick Madden (Troy) gathered today at the rehabilitated former St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Eastern Avenue in Schenectady to announce a full list of events and surrounding programming for the Breathing Lights temporary public art…

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…