CLICK HERE to read about how Chuck Liddle (above) is using a designated fund to plan his legacy

Designated funds give donors the opportunity to provide annual support to the organization(s) they care about, in perpetuity.  Donors who wish to support one or more particular organization(s) may choose a designated fund as a simple and efficient way to give.  Donors make one gift to establish the fund - from then on, a grant is sent to the designated organization(s) every year, in the name of the fund, in accordance with the Community Foundation's spending policy.


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Designated Funds list as of May 2016

  • Kenneth W. Abele Designated Fund
  • ASA Internship and Capacity Building Fund
  • Bebu YMCA Fund
  • B. Nur Cheyenne Memorial Fund
  • Norman and Dorice Brickman Designated Endowment Fund
  • Pat and Bruce Carlson Fund
  • Christopher Charles Mooradian Memorial Fund
  • Janice Dorr Fossieck and Theodore H. Fossieck Memorial Fund
  • Harriet A. French Fund
  • Neil and Jane Golub Designated Fund
  • James Gwynn Designated Fund
  • Bessie Hamm Fund
  • Roy Moore Hershey and Nancy K. Hershey Charitable Fund
  • Madelyn Pulver Jennings Designated Fund
  • Madelyn Pulver Jennings Designated Fund for Yaddo
  • Kenney Fund
  • Ketcham Family Designated Fund
  • John S. and Eleanor C. Loucks Designated Fund
  • Sally S. and Edwards B. Murray Designated Fund
  • Niskayuna Community Foundation General Endowment
  • Nancy Hyatt Liddle Fund
  • Patricia E. Jennings Children's Book Fund
  • Roy and Marie Phillips Perpetual Gift Fund
  • Susan Prud'homme Fund
  • A. Walter Reid Fund
  • Renaissance Deserving Scholars Fund
  • Fund for Rensselaer County
  • Ann Swyer Ten Broeck Mansion Endowment Fund
  • Education & Recognition of the Underground Railroad History Fund
  • M. Lucille Vrooman Memorial Fund
  • Harriet M. Wall Fund
  • Marcella and Donald E. Weed Memorial Fund
  • Abbott S. Weinstein Memorial Fund
  • Women's Global Giving Endowed Designated Fund
  • Honorable Thomas M. Whalen III Memorial 400th Anniversary Fund