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Bender Family Foundation Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for
Educational, Environmental, History, and Arts Programs

Agency Type:

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The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region - Bender Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/31/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Albany, New York nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for projects and programs that promote arts and culture, history, education, and the environment. Requests will be considered to support capital campaigns and capital expenditures. Preference is given to projects in the City and County of Albany; however, the area within a radius of no more than 30 miles measured from the site of the present New York State Capitol building (State Street, Albany) will also be considered.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167536

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants usually range between $5,000 and $10,000.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation will consider multi-year grants when appropriate.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations 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 Foundation accepts proposals from organizations whose directors are active as volunteers, directors or donors; priority is given to projects and programs in the City and County of Albany.

Grants will not be made to the same organization in consecutive years. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or to support annual fund drives.

If an organization was awarded a grant in 2018, please do not apply for new Bender Family Foundation funding until 2020. If an organization is awarded a grant in 2020, the organization will be eligible to apply for new Bender Family Foundation funding in 2022.

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:

The pre-application deadline is due March 31, 2020. Formal applications are due May-June 2020. Final decisions will be made in August 2020.

The application will be available in January 2020.

If your organization is invited to submit a full application, the application link will be emailed to you.

The Foundation will award challenge grants and will permit grants to be used as matching funds for other foundation grants.

Bender Family Foundation site: https://www.cfgcr.org/bender/

Contact Information:

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

The online application will be available in January 2020.

Shelly Connolly, Program Officer
sconnolly@cfgcr.org
(518) 446-9638

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

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