Foundation / Corporation
The Schenectady Foundation (TSF)
Grants to Schenectady County, New York nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit the local community. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Priority will be given to transformational projects and initiatives.
Particular interest is given to projects - large or small - where the injection of funding, engagement, and partnership can more quickly and significantly deliver impact in the areas of focus.
The Schenectady Community Foundation believes in supporting projects that have the potential to be transformative - causing marked change in people, organizations, neighborhoods, and the broader community.
- Neighborhoods: Continue investments to revitalize Schenectady neighborhoods including the continuation of the Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge.
- Open Grants: Funding for projects that are not aligned with a particular Foundation focus area. Projects must demonstrate their relevance to community need and impact.
- Call to Action for Youth: Invest in strategies integrating employment preparedness, mentoring and civic engagement.
- Capacity Building: Significantly improve the governance, operations, and effectiveness of key institutions serving Schenectady.
- Micro-Grants: To fund emerging opportunities aligning with the focus areas.
For more information about each area, see the URL for Full Text link below.
GrantWatch ID#: 163644
While the maximum Micro-Grant award is $10,000, the average Micro-Grant awards fall into the $3,000-$6,000 range.
SCF may make initial investments to bring a project to a stronger level of impact over one to three years, but they rarely provide a high level of support for longer periods of time.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: New York: Schenectady County
Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales
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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit women and girls. The purpose of this grant program is to effect social change and promote gender equality. Grant funds may be used to support existing or new programs. Eligible applicants must work within t
Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length documentary films in development stage to post-production. Funding is intended to support independent, nonfiction films that demonstrate effective storytelling, feasibility and originalit
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Grant of $9,500 to a USA, Canada, or International graduate psychology student for research and demonstration projects that foster understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholastic achievement, primarily for children in kindergarten through eighth g
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Donations to USA nonprofit organizations for programming support for arts, pre-K-12 education, and literacy programs across the country. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are provided to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on literacy, the arts, a
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