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

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

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

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

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

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

An alarming number of Schenectady’s children don’t get enough to eat during the weekend and are arriving hungry to school on Monday mornings. To make sure that our children are getting this most basic need met, a collaboration of nonprofit organizations and businesses are (Read More)

$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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Ellis Medicine, Schenectady County Public Health Services, and Funders Collaborate to Improve Asthma Care

Ellis Medicine, Schenectady County Public Health Services, and Funders Collaborate to Improve Asthma Care

An estimated 15,000 people in Schenectady County suffer from asthma....
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$50,000 Awarded in Young Leadership Scholarships

$50,000 Awarded in Young Leadership Scholarships

Developing a sustainable sewing project in Haiti. Teaching children with...
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2014 Erbacher Scholarship Awardees Announced

2014 Erbacher Scholarship Awardees Announced

Rebecca Stacy, a 2014 graduate of Niskayuna High School, and...
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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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