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Grants to New York Nonprofits for Programs to Benefit Local Low-Income and At-Risk Children

Times Union “Hope Fund” Grant


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Funding Source
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region - Times Union “Hope Fund”
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York: The Capital Region: Counties of Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie and Washington

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/06/22 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $4,000 to New York nonprofit organizations for programs to benefit children in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support after-school and summer programming for low-income and at-risk children. Eligible proposals will positively impact the quality of life overall for children in the Capital Region. There are two focus areas for the “Hope Fund’’ grants: summer programs and after-school programs serving children in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for competitive grants, applicants must meet the following requirements:
• Qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a nonprofit organization or operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a qualifying nonprofit organization;
• Serve residents and be located within the ten-county Capital Region of New York State (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington Counties)

The following are generally not eligible for competitive grants:
• Programs that the Community Foundation will have to operate;
• Individuals;
• Scholarship or fellowship programs;
• Research;
• Endowments;
• Political, governmental or religious activities;
• Travel;
• Conferences and/or speakers’ expenses;
• Advertisements in programs, journals or other publications;
• Special events and other fundraising events;
• Annual appeals or membership contributions.

Pre-Application Information
Applications Due:April 6, 2022

Final Decisions Will Be Made: May

Occasionally, complex applications will require additional time to review. Applicants will be kept informed of their proposal’s progress.

Grants for general operating expenses must be matched dollar-for-dollar with funding from other sources.

Estimated Size of Grant
Organizations can apply for up to $4,000 annually.

Term of Contract
The grant period will not exceed one year.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Questions can be addressed to Shelly Connolly, VP of Community Grantmaking at or on (518) 446-9638.

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
2 Tower Place
Albany, New York 12203

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