Foundation / Corporation
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region - B'nai B'rith Gideon Foundation
Grants of up to $25,000 to Capital Region, New York nonprofit organizations that provide rental housing and related recreational or social facilities to individuals with disabilities, low-income elderly populations, and low-income families. Applying organizations must fit with the mission of B’nai B’rith Gideon Foundation.
The general policy of the Community Foundation is to make grants for projects and programs that are responsive to changing community needs. In addition, the Community Foundation will consider challenge grants to new or emerging organizations for general operating expenses.
GrantWatch ID#: 181850
Organizations may apply for up to $25,000 in funding.
Grant period will not exceed one year.
Potential applicants must meet the following requirements:
-Applicants for funding should represent rental organizations serving low-income elderly populations, persons with disabilities, and low-income families. Additionally, organizations serving low-income elderly populations, persons with disabilities, and low-income families who are living in rental organizations, are also eligible to apply.
-The applicant organization must be designated as a nonprofit organization by Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).
-Grants are made to organizations, not to individuals.
-The applicant organization must be governed by an active board of directors.
To be eligible for competitive grants, applicants must meet the following requirements:
-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;
-Serve residents and be located within the ten-county Capital Region of New York State (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington Counties) unless otherwise indicated.
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 and/or speakers’ expenses;
-Advertisements in programs, journals or other publications;
-Special events and other fundraising events;
-Annual appeals or membership contributions.
Pre-application questionnaires for 2019 are due April 11. If an organization is invited to submit a formal application, the due date will be in June (exact dates will be provided by email).
Pre-Application Questionnaires Due: April 11, 2019
Formal Applications Due: June
Final Decisions Will Be Made: September
Occasionally, complex applications will require additional time to review. Applicants will be kept informed of their proposal’s progress.
According to the General Policy of the Community Foundation, grants for general operating expenses must be matched dollar-for-dollar with funding from other sources.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
P: (518) 446-9638
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
Six Tower Place
Albany, NY 12203
F: (518) 446-9708
USA: New York: Capital Region (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington Counties)