Foundation / Corporation
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region - Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Fund (ACCVBF)
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Albany County, New York nonprofit organizations for activities that promote tourism and generate overnight stays in the area. Collaboration between nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, and hospitality businesses is encouraged. Funding is intended to support Albany County’s hospitality industry by funding programs that will help build and sustain Albany County tourism destinations, attractions, and events and bring more visitors to the County.
The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Fund will consider grants for the following:
- Organizations or activities/initiatives located in Albany County.
- Events of a permanent nature that support and enhance tourism infrastructure and the positive image of Albany as a destination.
- Activities that will increase attendance and tourism within Albany County.
- Capital campaigns and requests for capital expenditures.
- Challenge grants where grants may be used as matches for other foundations’ grants.
It is important that applying organizations demonstrate approximately how many overnight hotel stays the project will yield.
GrantWatch ID#: 167543
The grant range is between $1,000 and $5,000.
The Fund will consider grants spread over a specific number of years when appropriate.
Multi-year funding will be considered, but the grant period may not exceed three years.
To qualify for a grant, the applicant must be a certified U.S. nonprofit tax-exempt organization as designated by Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3), whose work falls within the area outlined above.
The Fund does not make grants to individuals.
The online grant application is due on September 12, 2018.
The Fund will consider challenge grants where grants may be used as matches for other foundations’ grants.
Decisions will be made in November 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5653?SA=SNA&FID=35091
Shelly Connolly, Program Officer
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
6 Tower Place
Albany, NY 12203
USA: New York: Albany County