Upcoming Grant Deadlines

2020 Competitive Grant Materials and Guidelines

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Ongoing Funding Opportunities

Niskayuna Community Foundation Mini-Grants: Grants for programs and/or services benefiting residents of the town or school district of Niskayuna, NY; includes health and human services, arts and culture, community development, conservation, and historic preservation and recreation.


The Hortense and Louis Rubin Community Health Fund

For more information, visit Rubin Community Health Fund.

Funding Opportunities for 2020

Bender Scientific Fund: Grants for research, bio-technology, lab medicine, forensic medicine, science, math, and/or youth programs.


Arnold Cogswell Health Care Fund: Grants for healthcare-related programs and initiatives.


Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Fund: Grants for Albany County tourism-related activities.

  • Due to concerns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, this grant round is temporarily suspended. 

Times Union “Hope Fund”: Grants for after-school and summer programs for youth

  • The 2020 deadline for this application has passed. 

Community Foundation Impact Grants: Grants for disabilities, classical music programs, and/or programs benefiting the residents of Amsterdam, NY. Please see the guidelines for more information.

  • The 2020 deadline for this application has passed. 

Bethlehem Central Community Foundation Classroom Innovation Grants: Grants for innovative classroom or building-wide initiatives, materials or curriculum.

  • The 2020 deadline for this application has passed. 

Bender Family Foundation: Grants for arts, culture, education, history and/or environment.

  • The 2020 deadline for this application has passed. 

B’nai B’rith Gideon Foundation: Grants for rental housing and/or related social and recreational facilities for low-income elderly individuals, persons with disabilities, and families of low-income residents.

  • The 2020 deadline for this application has passed. 

Niskayuna Community Foundation: Grants for programs and/or services benefiting residents of the town or school district of Niskayuna, NY; includes health and human services, arts and culture, community development, conservation, and historic preservation and recreation.

  • The 2020 deadline for this application has passed. 

Barry Alan Gold Memorial Fund: Grants for healthcare, legal assistance, childcare/family services, and/or arts programs.

  • The 2020 deadline for this application has passed. 

*Specific due dates are indicated on the funding application.