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

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

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Triple your Impact on #GivingTuesday with a Double Match to Call to Action for Youth

Triple your Impact on #GivingTuesday with a Double Match to Call to Action for Youth

The Schenectady Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy, and to celebrate generosity worldwide with a double-match on up to $250,000 for The Call to Action for Schenectady’s Youth!
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Making STEM Opportunities Accessible to Schenectady Students

Making STEM Opportunities Accessible to Schenectady Students

Schenectady has deep roots in industrial production and innovation. Most recently, Schenectady is experiencing a resurgence of its science and technology sectors. Established employers like GE are joined by a growing ecosystem of startups, incubators, and strong educational institutions, creating a diverse range of STEM-related career opportunities.
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Schenectady Foster Parents Receive Much Needed Relief

Schenectady Foster Parents Receive Much Needed Relief

Foster parents are on the front line of the child welfare system, performing the essential role of providing temporary, safe, nurturing homes for children when their parents are unable to care for them. They can be instrumental in transforming the lives of their foster children.
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Weekend Backpack Fund More Than Half Full

Schenectady’s Weekend Backpack Partnership is in full swing! This week we served 1,010 food-insecure children in the City of Schenectady’s elementary school, providing a backpack full of nutritious food to last the weekend.
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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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