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Community Foundation Impact Grants

Grants to New York Nonprofits in Eligible
Counties to Address Community Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Deadline Date:

02/25/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to New York nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for creative projects that address the needs of local communities. Preference will be given to programs that serve those with disabilities, benefit eligible genres of music, and positively impact the residents of Amsterdam, New York. Eligible organizations are those that serve residents and are located within the ten-county Capital Region of New York State, including Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington Counties.

Due to restrictions placed on some of the funds by donors, preference may be given to organizations and/or programs that address the following issues:

  1. Disabilities: Organizations/programs that serve the needs of the intellectually and/or physically disabled, including the hearing and sight impairments.
  2. Classical Music: Organizations/programs that benefit the field of classical music. This may include, but is not limited to, classical music performance, teaching, and the commissioning of new works.
  3. Programs that benefit the residents of Amsterdam, NY: Organizations and programs that focus on the provision of services to the residents of Amsterdam, NY.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167534

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Foundation Impact Grants usually range from $1,000 to $15,000.

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.

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 are due by February 25, 2021. Decisions will be made by June 2021.

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:
https://grantrequest.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2faccountmanager.aspx%3fSA%3dAM%26sid%3d5653&SA=AM&sid=5653

If you have questions or experience difficulty with online applications, please contact Shelly Connolly at the Foundation at (518) 446-9638 or sconnolly@cfgcr.org.

Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
Two Tower Place
Albany, NY 12203

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USA: New York: Capital Region: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington Counties

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