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

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 to Help Feed Schenectady's Food Insecure 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

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

Community Responds to Call to Action for Schenectady's Youth!

Call to Action for Youth

Call to Action for Schenectady’s Youth is gaining momentum!

Since its launch in the summer of 2015, the Foundation has invested $770,000 in eight programs with the potential to bring powerful and positive change to Schenectady’s youth. Read More

The Schenectady Foundation is pleased to announce the Youth Advisory Council Project

The Schenectady Foundation is pleased to announce the Youth Advisory Council Project

On Tuesday, June 20th, at the Downtown Main Schenectady Library, the Youth Advisory Council presented their project “My Voice My Choice,” proposing a Schenectady Youth Center to The Schenectady Foundation in a board panel presentation.
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New Associates Build Foundation's Capacity for Greater Impact

Kristi Miller joins the team as the Director of Grants and Community Programs, and Jessica Wiley has been tasked with a new role in development as the Advancement Associate.
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Foundation Scholarships Recognize Student Achievement, Help Attain Dream of a College Education

Foundation Scholarships Recognize Student Achievement, Help Attain Dream of a College Education

2017 Scholarship Recipients Announced
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$1.1 M to be Awarded in Grants and Scholarships

The Schenectady Foundation plans to award $1.1 million in grants and scholarships in 2017. Our Call to Action for Youth initiative will continue to be emphasized.
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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 »

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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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