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

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

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

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Our Community Responds to Tragedy

Many short-term needs are being met, but long-term recovery is still ahead for fire survivors. 

A coalition of community agencies has stepped up to work together to assist them, supported by The Schenectady Foundation's Rebuilding Families Fund. 

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Rebuilding Families Fund Assists Jay Street Fire Survivors

Rebuilding Families Fund Assists Jay Street Fire Survivors

Community responds with nearly $40,000 in new donations
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Foundation Announces 2015 Grant Program

Foundation Announces 2015 Grant Program

The Schenectady Foundation commits up to $1.3 million in grants, scholarships and community programs for calendar year 2015 -- seeks to build on successful partnerships and Strengthening Families strategy.
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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 for their community
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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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