TSF's 50th Anniversary is a Golden Opportunity for Our Community

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

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

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

Your participation in the Stockade Society helps build an endowment to support Schenectady County, now and forever

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

Scholarship recipient Michael Barton. Photo by Pete Barber for the Daily Gazette.

Gift to Foundation Endows STEM Scholarship

Sanford Shuler: Scientist, Dreamer, Philanthropist

Whether it was nuclear fission or a better way to rake leaves, Sanford Shuler never met an engineering problem he didn’t want to solve. He used alternative fuel sources when gasoline was rationed during World War II, he built the first deep freezer, he invented heat tape (read more)

TSF Honors Community Heroes!

TSF Honors Community Heroes!

More than 300 people gathered at TSF's Celebration of Community on May 20th to recognize the outstanding accomplishments
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Grant Enables School for Children with Autism to Purchase New Curriculum, Technology

Grant Enables School for Children with Autism to Purchase New Curriculum, Technology

Crossroads Center for Children, located in Rotterdam, is a private...
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Community Loan Fund Opens in Hamilton Hill, Brings Commitment to Economic Development

Community Loan Fund Opens in Hamilton Hill, Brings Commitment to Economic Development

Over the next three years, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region (CLFCR) will invest close to $2 million in Schenectady County
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With Foundation Support, 100 Students Added to Successful Pre-College Program

With Foundation Support, 100 Students Added to Successful Pre-College Program

The Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) Foundation, Inc. and The Schenectady Foundation proudly announce a $100,000 grant to
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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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How We Work

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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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 »