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Times Union “Hope Fund” Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits for Youth Summer
and After-School Programs in the Capital Region

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region - Times Union “Hope Fund”

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Grants of up to $5,000 to New York nonprofits for after-school and summer programs for low-income and at-risk children in the Capital Region. Eligible counties include Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington.

Funding is intended to support programs that will have a significant impact on the overall quality of life for children in the region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167532

Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations can apply for up to $5,000 annually.

Term of Contract:

The grant period will not exceed one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must 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.

Grants will not be given to individuals.

The following are generally not eligible for grants:
- Programs that the Community Foundation will have to operate.
- 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:

The deadline date is 4/11/2019 and decisions will be made by June 2019.

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

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online at:

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
New York
(518) 446-9638

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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