February 24, 2020

Posts Categorized: Donor Stories

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region learned yesterday of the passing of our friend Matt Bender. Today, we remember Matt with deep gratitude andRead more »

Supporting Young Abolitionists
August 22, 2019

Posts Categorized: Donor Stories

Finding programs during the summer for teenagers living in the Arbor Hill and West Hill neighborhoods can be a challenge. Understanding this, the Underground Railroad ProjectRead more »

Providing a Safe Space for Kids

Posts Categorized: Donor Stories

Nearly 30 years ago, the Community Foundation worked with the Mechanicville Area Community Service Center in southern Saratoga County to establish the Foundation’s very first agencyRead more »

Spreading Sunshine

Posts Categorized: Donor Stories

Dennis and Lynne Crimi established the Jennifer Crimi Sunshine Fund as a way to continue to share the light their daughter brought to each of themRead more »

The Greatness of a Community

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On a Monday morning in July, I sat down with five Community Foundation supporters at the Rensselaer County Historical Society for a conversation about their commitmentRead more »

Legacy for Social Justice

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Community activist Vera “Mike” Michelson devoted her life to fighting for social justice and bridging racial and economic divides while putting her progressive political beliefs intoRead more »

Ellen and Wallace Sanderson
February 12, 2018

Posts Categorized: Donor Stories

Originally printed in the Community Foundation’s 1991 annual report: In many ways, Wallace and Ellen Sanderson were no different than other residents of the Capital Region.Read more »