Attention Grantseekers!

Below you will find additional information regarding the Community Foundation's competitive grant cycles. If you have not already done so, please refer to the
2016 GRANT GUIDELINES and 2016 COMPETITIVE GRANT SCHEDULE for general information.

In order to fill out and save many of our pre-application questionnaires, you must have the most current version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer.  If you have questions or have difficulty opening any of the files, please email Jackie Mahoney at
jmahoney@cfgcr.org
for assistance.  

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2016 Competitive Grant Materials and Guidelines

Please note:

  • Save any application materials (PDF or Word) to your computer before filling out your answers. Your answers will not be saved unless you save a local copy of the document to your computer first.
  • If you use a Mac computer (including iPads), please use the Word version of pre-app/application materials.
  • Full applications are not posted online for funds requiring pre-applications. If your organization is invited to submit a full application, the application will be emailed to you.
Pre-App Due Full Grant App Due Fund Issue/Focus Area Guidelines and Pre-Application/
Application Materials

No pre-app** Rolling deadline through 2016 Linda G. Toohey Donor Advised Fund Training for Executive Directors

Guidelines

Application (Editable PDF; not recommended for Mac/tablet users)
Application in Word (recommended for Mac/tablet users)

No pre-app** Rolling deadline through 2016 Niskayuna Community Foundation Mini-Grants Programs and/or services benefiting residents of the town or school district of Niskayuna, NY; this includes health and human services, arts and culture, community development, conservation, and historic preservation and recreation.

Guidelines

Application (Editable PDF; not recommended for Mac/tablet users)
Application in Word (recommended for Mac/tablet users)

2/11/2016 April - May* Times Union "Hope Fund" After-school and summer programs for youth

Guidelines

The pre-application deadline for this grant has passed. Materials for 2017 will be posted in December 2016.

No pre-app** 2/18/2016 Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope Fund Brain, head and/or neck cancer patients

Guidelines

The application deadline for this grant has passed. Materials for 2017 will be posted in December 2016.

2/18/2016 April* Community Foundation Impact Grants Disabilities, classical music programs, and/or programs benefiting the residents of Amsterdam, NY.**

Guidelines

The pre-application deadline for this grant has passed. Materials for 2017 will be posted in December 2016.

No pre-app** 2/18/2016 Community Foundation Capacity Building Grants Training and/or resources to assist nonprofit organizations in providing programs or services.

Guidelines

The application deadline for this grant has passed. Materials for 2017 will be posted in December 2016.

No pre-app**

3/10/2016

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

Guidelines

The application deadline for this grant has passed. Materials for 2017 will be posted in December 2016.

3/16/2016 May - June* Bender Family Foundation Arts, culture, education, history and/or environment.

Guidelines

The pre-application deadline for this grant has passed. Materials for 2017 will be posted in December 2016.

2016 pre-apps due:
3/23 and 8/11
May and September* Bender Scientific Fund Research, bio-technology, lab medicine, forensic medicine, science, math, youth programs.

Guidelines

Pre-Application (Editable PDF; not recommended for Mac/tablet users)
Pre-Application in Word (recommended for Mac/tablet users)

No pre-app** 5/10/2016 Capital City Fund Community/cultural, arts and/or educational programs benefiting the City of Albany and its residents.

Guidelines

The application deadline for this grant has passed. Materials for 2017 will be posted in December 2016.

7/13/2016 Sept. - Oct.* The John D. Picotte Family Foundation Health, education, the arts, housing and the advancement of science.

Guidelines

Pre-Application (Editable PDF; not recommended for Mac/tablet users)
Pre-Application in Word (recommended for Mac/tablet users)

No pre-app** 4/15/2016 Niskayuna Community Foundation Programs and/or services benefiting residents of the town or school district of Niskayuna, NY; this includes health and human services, arts and culture, community development, conservation, and historic preservation and recreation.

Guidelines

The pre-application deadline for this grant has passed. Materials for 2017 will be posted in December 2016.

5/5/2016 June - July* Barry Alan Gold Memorial Fund Healthcare, legal assistance, childcare/family services, and/or arts programs.

Guidelines

The pre-application deadline for this grant has passed. Materials for 2017 will be posted in December 2016.

2016 letters of intent due:

6/30 and 11/3

** Standish Family Fund Mini-Grants Youth and education.

Guidelines (no application form)

No pre-app** 9/8/2016 Arnold Cogswell Health Care Fund Healthcare.

Guidelines

Application (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Application in Word (recommended for Mac users)
No pre-app** 9/15/2016 Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Fund Albany County tourism-related activities.

Guidelines

Application (editable PDF; not recommended for Mac users)

Application in Word (recommended for Mac users)

            *Specific due dates are indicated on the funding application.

**See guidelines for more information. Click here or link at top of page for guidelines.