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…

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…

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…

Jon Elbaum (left) executive director of Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, with Dr. Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo, artistic director for Albany Pro Musica

“This Was a Game-Changer”: Albany Pro Musica and Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

In 2015, the Community Foundation awarded $17,500 Community Impact grant for a collaboration between Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (TSBMH) and Albany Pro Musica (APM). The goal of the collaboration? Establishing Albany Pro Musica as the chorus-in-residence for Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. “Becoming the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall’s Chorus-in-Residence was a game-changer for…