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

Weekend Backpack Fund: Bringing Nutritious Food to Schenectady's Chronically Hungry Children

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

TSF 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

The Schenectady Foundation makes a significant investment in early childhood education

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

There are good things happening throughout Schenectady -- and we want to spread the news!

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

TSF grants are focused on the community's most pressing needs


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Transforming Community Now…and in the Future

In April 2013 we launched our 50th Anniversary Celebration — a bold plan of grants, scholarships and community programs.

I am pleased to report that we have met and exceeded nearly all the ambitious goals of our Golden Celebration. With our most recent $1 million Transformational Grant (Read More)

2015 Scholarship Opportunities Announced

2015 Scholarship Opportunities Announced

Foundation to award almost $25,000 in new scholarships for Schenectady County students graduating from high school in 2015.
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Seeing the World Through Their Eyes

Seeing the World Through Their Eyes

Nearly 400 people listened in rapt attention as a panel of 10 Schenectady youths spoke candidly about the harshness of their lives as well as their hopes and for their community
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Weekend Backpack Fund Feeding More of Community's Chronically Hungry Children

Weekend Backpack Fund Feeding More of Community's Chronically Hungry Children

An alarming number of Schenectady’s children don’t get enough to...
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$125,000 to bring Challenger Learning Center to miSci

$125,000 to bring Challenger Learning Center to miSci

A grant from The Schenectady Foundation is helping to bring...
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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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