Upcoming Grant Deadlines

2020 Competitive Grant Materials and Guidelines

Please note:

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  • Links to full applications are not posted online for funds requiring pre-applications. If your organization is invited to submit a full application, the link to the full application will be emailed to you.
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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

The Hortense and Louis Rubin Community Health Fund: will be announcing its Call for Pre-Applications in 2020. The Community Foundation will be hosting a webinar on Friday, January 17, 2020, from 10 am to 11 am to provide more information on the process. Participants of the webinar can expect to learn about the following:
  • What is the Rubin Community Health Fund?
  • Who is eligible to apply for a Rubin Community Health Fund grant?
  • What is the grant application process and timeline?
  • What types of projects have been funded in the past?
Webinar login information will be sent to individuals/organizations who register.

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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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

*Specific due dates are indicated on the funding application.