The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region offers a multitude of grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

2019 Competitive Grant Materials and Guidelines

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Ongoing Funding Opportunities

Linda G. Toohey Donor Advised Fund: Grants for training opportunities for nonprofit executive directors.


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.


Funding Opportunities for 2019

Bender Scientific Fund: Grants for research, bio-technology, lab medicine, forensic medicine, science, math, and/or youth programs.

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.


Arnold Cogswell Health Care Fund: Grants for health care-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

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.


Community Foundation Impact Grants: Grants for disabilities, classical music programs, and/or programs benefiting the residents of Amsterdam, NY. Please see guidelines for more information.

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.


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.

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.


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.

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.


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

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.