Attention Grantseekers!

Below you will find additional information regarding the Community Foundation's competitive grant cycles. If you have not already done so, please refer to the
2015 GRANT GUIDELINES and 2015 COMPETITIVE GRANT SCHEDULE for general information.

In order to fill out and save many of our pre-application questionnaires, you must have the most current version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer.  If you have questions or have difficulty opening any of the files, please email Jackie Mahoney at
jmahoney@cfgcr.org
for assistance.  

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2015 Competitive Grant Materials and Guidelines

Please note:

  • Save any application materials (PDF or Word) to your computer before filling out your answers. Your answers will not be saved unless you save a local copy of the document to your computer first.
  • If you use a Mac computer (including iPads), please use the Word version of pre-app/application materials.
  • Full applications are not posted online for funds requiring pre-applications. If your organization is invited to submit a full application, the application will be emailed to you.
Pre-App Due Full Grant App Due Fund Issue/Focus Area Guidelines and Pre-Application/
Application Materials

2/11/2015 April - May* Times Union "Hope Fund" After-school and summer programs for youth

Guidelines

Pre-App (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Pre-App in Word (recommended for Mac users)

No pre-app** 2/11/2015 Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope Fund Brain, head and/or neck cancer patients

Guidelines

Application (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Application in Word (recommended for Mac users)
2/18/2015 April* Community Foundation Impact Grants Disabilities, classical music programs, and/or programs benefiting the residents of Amsterdam, NY.**

Guidelines

Pre-app (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Pre-app in Word (recommended for Mac users)
No pre-app** 2/18/2015 Community Foundation Capacity Building Grants Training and/or resources to assist nonprofit organizations in providing programs or services.

Guidelines

Application (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Application in Word (recommended for Mac users)
No pre-app** 3/4/2015 Niskayuna Community Foundation Programs and/or services benefiting residents of Niskayuna, NY; this includes health and human services, arts and culture, community development, conservation, and historic preservation and recreation.

Guidelines

Application (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Application in Word (recommended for Mac users)
No pre-app** Rolling deadline through 2015

Niskayuna Community Foundation Mini-Grants

Programs and/or services benefiting residents of Niskayuna, NY; this includes health and human services, arts and culture, community development, conservation, and historic preservation and recreation.

Guidelines

Application (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Application in Word (recommended for Mac users)
No pre-app** 3/11/2015 Bethlehem Central Community Foundation Classroom Innovation Grants Innovative classroom or building-wide initiatives, materials or curriculum.

Guidelines

Application (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Application in Word (recommended for Mac users)
3/18/2015 May - June* Bender Family Foundation Arts, culture, education, history and/or environment.

Guidelines

Pre-app (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Pre-app in Word (recommended for Mac users)
2015 pre-apps due:
3/25 and 8/5
May and September* Bender Scientific Fund Research, bio-technology, lab medicine, forensic medicine, science, math, youth programs.

Guidelines

Pre-app (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Pre-app in Word (recommended for Mac users)
No pre-app** 2015 applications due: 3/25, 6/24, 9/16, and 12/9 Linda G. Toohey Donor Advised Fund Training for nonprofit executive directors.

Guidelines

Application (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Application in Word (recommended for Mac users)
4/8/2015 Sept. - Oct.* The John D. Picotte Family Foundation Health, education, the arts, housing and the advancement of science.

Guidelines

Pre-app (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Pre-app in Word (recommended for Mac users)
4/29/2015 Sept. - Oct.* The Standish Family Fund Youth and education

Guidelines

Pre-app (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Pre-app in Word (recommended for Mac users)
5/6/2015 June - July* Barry Alan Gold Memorial Fund Healthcare, legal assistance, childcare/family services, and/or arts programs.

Guidelines

Pre-app (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Pre-app in Word (recommended for Mac users)
6/24/2015 ** Standish Family Fund Mini-Grants Youth and education.

Guidelines (no application form)

No pre-app** 9/9/2015 Arnold Cogswell Health Care Fund Healthcare.

Guidelines

Application (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Application in Word (recommended for Mac users)
No pre-app** 9/16/2015 Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Fund Albany County tourism-related activities.

Guidelines

Application (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Application in Word (recommended for Mac users)

            *Specific due dates are indicated on the funding application.

**See guidelines for more information. Click here or link at top of page for guidelines.