The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Strengthening our Community through Philanthropy

aka Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Inc.   |   Albany, NY   |  http://www.cfgcr.org

Mission

The mission of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is to strengthen our community through philanthropy. We do this in collaboration with donors and community partners who share our vision for community transformation through stewardship of charitable endowments, superior donor services, effective grantmaking, and leadership to address community needs.

Ruling year info

1968

President and CEO

Mr. John Eberle

Main address

Two Tower Place

Albany, NY 12203 USA

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Formerly known as

The Community Foundation for the Capital Region

EIN

14-1505623

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 1968, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region has worked to improve the quality of life in the region by promoting and facilitating effective philanthropy. Our success is directly related to our generous donors who invest through the Community Foundation in our area’s most effective nonprofit organizations.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Community Foundation offers a number of scholarships, established by donors to help others realize their dream of an education. Most scholarships benefit students from the Capital Region. Unless otherwise noted, scholarships are paid directly to the institution in which the student is enrolled. Enrollment and good academic standing are verified each semester prior to the release of scholarship funds. Award amounts are determined annually, based on the Foundation?s Spending Policy.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region grants funds from a collection of 400+ different charitable funds and many different channels. Each year, the Foundation awards nearly $5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to local students.

While the majority of the Foundation's grantmaking focuses on the communities of New York's greater Capital Region, we award grants to nonprofit organizations across the United States and internationally, in partnership with our donors.

Population(s) Served
Adults

As part of its mission, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital provides leadership to address community needs by engaging a broad array of residents and leaders in all fields in philanthropy and supporting the not-for-profit sector through a variety of initiatives. We are delighted to work with many individuals and organizations to help them meet their charitable goals and, in turn, help thousands of nonprofit organizations carry on their good work.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grants for Nonprofit Organizations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grants for Nonprofit Organizations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of gifts to the Foundation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of gifts to the Foundation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Community Foundation empowers nonprofits organizations, philanthropists, business leaders, and public officials to build a region that benefits everyone. We do this by partnering and sharing advice with donors, mentoring nonprofits, convening leaders, and in our own grantmaking. As the region continues to grow, our goal is to expand our impact and partners to benefit the quality of life in our entire region.

The Foundation is the center of overlapping partnerships and networks of generous and dedicated people, working together to make life better in our region. We provide high-impact, flexible giving opportunities for donors, major funding for nonprofits and scholarships for students, and leadership around key community issues.

The Community Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and staffed by a small team of local experts, representing diverse backgrounds, interests, and professional expertise. Foundation staff members are community and philanthropic experts that work closely with donors, grantees, community leaders, government agencies, and businesses to ensure the Community Foundation effectively meets community needs.

The Community Foundation’s assets currently total more than $78 million. These charitable assets are professionally managed to safeguard principal and yield a competitive rate of return. Oversight of endowed assets is provided by a volunteer Investment Committee which includes top financial and investment experts.

Since 1968, the Foundation has awarded over $90M in grants and scholarships and maintains $78M in assets under our care. In addition, the Community Foundation continues to lead, support and participate in several regional level initiatives that are changing the game for the Greater Capital Region. These include the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy, Capacity Building Training and Grants for Nonprofits, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, partner with local private foundations, regional community healthcare initiatives with the Hortense and Louis Rubin Community Health Fund, the local Community Indicators, and the Capital Region Coalition to End Homelessness.

Financials

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Board of directors
as of 3/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mark Egan

Capital Region Chamber

Term: 2020 - 2021

Jessica Brand, Esq.

Bethlehem Central Community Foundation

Kevin O'Bryan

Community Leader

Jan Smith

Castle Rock Ranch Group

Mark Eagan

Capital Region Chamber of Commerce

Robert Hennes

Hugh Johnson Advisors

Alicia Lasch

Adirondack Funds

Hyacinth Mason

Albany Medical Colleges

Murray Massry

Tri-City Rentals

Victor Oberting III

Interstate Commodities, Inc.

Chet Opalka

G. Roberts

Licensed Nursing Home Administrator - Health Care Consultant

John Rodat

Public Signals, LLC.

James Sidford

Austin & Co., Inc.

Frank Slingerland

The Freddie Institute

Christopher Cimijotti

Marvin and Company

Eileen McLoughlin

State University of New York Administration

Robert Reynolds

Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna

Dorcey Applyrs, Dr.PH.

City of Albany

Belinda Hilton

Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Meagher Murphy, Esq.

Lavelle & Finn, LLP.

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/31/2021

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
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Person without a disability

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