JOIN Call to Action for Schenectady's Youth: A growing coalition committed to supporting the success of our young people

DONATE TODAY! Your Gift is Urgently Needed Now to Help Feed Schenectady's Neediest Children

The Foundation Invests $1 Million to Help Schenectady Families Build Bridges Out of Poverty to Sustainability

The Schenectady Foundation is the only community foundation that exclusively serves Schenectady County

The Foundation invested more than $2.6 million in the community during our 50th Anniversary

Strengthening families is our top priority. About 80% of grant funds support children and families

Our scholarships help Schenectady County students attain their dream of a college education

Your can help bring transformation to our community by making a gift now, or helping for the long-term via your estate plan.

Join the Call to Action for Schenectady's Youth!

Call to Action for Youth

The Schenectady Foundation is making a $2 million investment over three years in Call to Action for Schenectady’s Youth – an intensive community-wide effort to support the success of Schenectady’s under-resourced young people. The Foundation will also make a dollar for dollar match of the first $250,000 donated by the community, for a possible total of $2.5 million.

 "There is perhaps no greater cause for our community than embracing the success of our young people." Read More

Omayra Padilla DeJesus Joins Foundation Board

Former GE scientist and STEM education pioneer brings unique expertise and passion for education to Foundation governance.
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Bequest Boosts Foundation Endowment

Bequest Boosts Foundation Endowment

Former GE Engineer leaves bequest to help build the Foundation for the long-term. Each gift to the Foundation makes big impact over time.
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Capital Roots Expands to Improve Food Access for Low-Income Schenectady Residents

Capital Roots Expands to Improve Food Access for Low-Income Schenectady Residents

Foundation grant will help improve the food security of Schenectady residents.
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Study to Examine Causes and Effects of Housing Instability

Study to Examine Causes and Effects of Housing Instability

"Housing Matters" survey to provide data on condition of housing in City
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How You Can Help

The Stockade Society has been established to recognize the growing number of people whose commitment to our community includes an estate or planned gift to The Schenectady Foundation. By building on the legacy of our founders, members of The Stockade Society have an impact in Schenectady County - strengthening our children, our families and our community for generations to come. Learn more about How You Can Help »


How We Work: Our Grant-Making Process

TSF is the only community foundation exclusively serving the people of Schenectady County, NY. By developing a major endowment for our community TSF is able to make significant grants that truly have an impact. TSF has invested close to $17 million in grants and scholarships benefiting people in Schenectady County.

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Strengthening Families

TSF's Strengthening Families Initiative is a multi-year commitment to improving the lives and futures of children by supporting the success of Schenectady families. Working with our grantees and community partners, we are providing a continuum of support for families that leads to positive outcomes for children and youths.
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