Celebrating 50 Years!

About the Foundation

Since 1968, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region has worked to improve the quality of life in the region by promoting and facilitating effective philanthropy. Our success is

Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region grants funds from nearly 400 different charitable funds and many different channels. In 2017, the Community Foundation distributed more than $5 million

Latest News from the Foundation

Community Foundation on WAMC – Northeast Public Radio

Our own John Eberle, President & CEO, Jackie Mahoney, Executive Vice President, and Siobhan Kent, APR, Communications Director, enjoyed talking with Joe Donohue, host of WAMC's Roundtable, about our work, our grantmaking, and our impact on the Capital Region. Just click on


“A Quiet Benefactor for Countless Local Nonprofits” – Times Union

From the Times Union: The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is a quiet benefactor for countless local nonprofits. After closing the books on 2017, the nonprofit foundation announced that it made/facilitated $5.4 million in grants, an increase of more than


Protected: Capacity Building Program Resources

This program made possible with funding support from Albany Guardian Society, Behan Communications, Bender Family Foundation, the Freddie Institute, KeyBank Foundation, MVP Health Care, Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, United Way of the Greater Capital Region, the Community Foundation for the Greater