Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Strengthening our Community through Philanthropy

aka Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Inc.

Albany, NY

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

1968

President and CEO

Mr. John Eberle

Main Address

Two Tower Place

Albany, NY 12203 USA

Formerly Known As

The Community Foundation for the Capital Region

Keywords

Community Foundation, philanthropy, donor advised funds, grantmaking, capacity building, community leadership

EIN

14-1505623

 Number

4025722709

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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

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

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Grants for Nonprofit Organizations

Community Leadership

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Total number of grants awarded

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of gifts to the Foundation

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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.

In 2018, the Community Foundation awarded more than $14.5 million to nearly 1,300 nonprofit organizations and scholarship recipients in the Capital Region and across the country. Since inception, we have invested nearly $85 million in our communities through grant and scholarship funding. Our grant funding achieves meaningful, measurable results and leverages significant investments from other foundations, donors, and government sources.

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.

External Reviews

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

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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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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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