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Bender Family Foundation Grant

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

Deadline Date:

03/17/22

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to New York nonprofit organizations to promote local arts, culture, history, education, and the environment in eligible locations. 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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for competitive grants, 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 Foundation accepts proposals from organizations whose directors are active as volunteers, directors, or donors.

Restrictions:
• The Foundation will consider requests for funding to support capital campaigns and capital expenditures;
• 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.

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:

Timeline:
- Pre-Application Questionnaires Due: March 17, 2022
- Formal Applications Due: May – June 2022. Specific due date will be indicated on the formal application.
- Final Decisions Will Be Made: August 2022

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

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.

Apply Online: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5653?SA=SNA&FID=35077

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.

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Albany and the Capital Region

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