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Niskayuna Community Foundation Grants and Mini-Grants

Grants to Niskayuna, New York Nonprofits for Arts, Recreation,
Human Services, Preservation, and Community Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region - Niskayuna Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/12/19 - Mini-Grant requests can be submitted year-round.


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Grants up to $1,000, and grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Niskayuna, New York nonprofit organizations for creative and innovative projects and/or programs that respond to the dynamic needs of the local community. Program areas include recreation, education, health and human services, community development, arts and culture, and conservation and historic preservation. Grants may also be used for capital projects, which may include equipment purchases.

Applicants may apply to the Competitive Grant program or the Mini-Grant program based on the amount requested.

Funding Priorities:
In considering a grant request, the Niskayuna Community Foundation places the highest priority on projects that address significant community issues, are result-oriented, encourage the involvement and participation of diverse and ethnic groups, demonstrate a true funding need and empower people to take control over their lives and environment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180937

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants made for the Competitive Grant program may not exceed $10,000. Grant requests at or below $1,000 may be considered under the mini-grant program.

Term of Contract:

The grant period may not exceed one year in duration.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for funding, applications must meet the following requirements:
- Serve residents who live in the town or school district of Niskayuna;
- Organizations can also be sponsored by the Town of Niskayuna or the Niskayuna School District.

The Niskayuna Community Foundation will accept proposals for mini-grants from organizations that meet the following criteria:
-Qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a nonprofit organization OR operate under the fiscal sponsorship of an organization that does;

General Guidelines for Competitive Grant Applications
The following are generally not eligible for competitive grants:
-Programs that the Community Foundation will have to operate;
-Scholarship or fellowship programs;
-Political, governmental or religious activities;
-Conferences or speakers’ expenses;
-Advertisements in programs, journals or other publications;
-Special events and other fundraising events;
-Annual appeals or membership contributions.

Pre-Application Information:

Niskayuna Community Foundation Competitive Grant
- Applications Due: April 12, 2019
- Decisions Will Be Made: June 2019

Mini-Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout 2019.

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

Geographic Funds:

Niskayuna Community Foundation:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Shelly Connolly, Program Officer
(518) 446-9638

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Town or school district of Niskayuna