March 03, 2020

2019 Year in Review

Dear Friends:

As we embark on a new decade, we are proud of all that has been accomplished in the past 10 years. Through your partnership, the Foundation has helped donors like you award an astounding $54M in grants and scholarships since 2010 and over $90M since our inception in 1968.

We are pleased to report on the magnitude of our collective impact, but our work encompasses much more than our community grantmaking. Through your support, and guided by the needs of our region, the Community Foundation continues to initiate and lead impactful projects that benefit our entire Capital Region.

To position the Foundation for the future, an effort to raise endowed discretionary resources was launched in 2018. The goal of the Campaign for Impact is to allow the Foundation to capitalize on current and emerging opportunities and deploy resources to transform our community.

Though our work is not finished, I am proud to report that we have raised nearly $5M toward these efforts, resulting in an additional $200,000 available each year to support our goals of:
Strengthening our nonprofits through education, training and investment in infrastructure
Understanding our community needs by using data to inform action and aligning donors’ philanthropic goals to these issues, resulting in a greater return on investment
Building community consensus and convening partners to address regional issues.

As we look ahead, we remain committed to strengthening our community through philanthropy and we are focused on developing strategies to support the greatest impact through our grantmaking and special projects. On the following pages are examples of some of the community leadership initiatives we undertook in 2019, made possible through funding partnerships and the additional resources generated from the Campaign for Impact.

Enclosed is your December 31, 2019 fund statement. We appreciate your generosity and partnership in supporting the place we call home. Thank you for your trust.


John G. Eberle
President and CEO

Read the 2019 Year in Review Newsletter on our “Publication” webpage.