News

STEM ALLIANCE LAUNCH PROJECT STEM XPLOR

Posted on: Thursday, September 7, 2017

There is an exciting new project intended to bridge the divide between under-resourced students and the burgeoning opportunities in Tech Valley.  The project is called STEM Xplor, a website application where, for the first time, teachers, students and parents will be...


Schenectady Students Not Waiting to Unmake a Bully!

Posted on: Thursday, September 7, 2017

What started out as a small investment for the Foundation two years ago has blossomed into a profoundly moving and important program imbedded in the Schenectady School District called DON’T WAIT to UnMake a Bully.  “UnMake” engages students in telling...


Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting-By-World Gains Momentum

Posted on: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

In our fight against poverty we’ve learned that communities benefit most when people are equipped to be the leaders of their families and neighborhoods. Developing “indigenous leaders” in Schenectady neighborhoods was a cornerstone of the Bridges Out of Poverty Transformational...


The Schenectady Foundation is pleased to announce the Youth Advisory Council Project

Posted on: Thursday, June 29, 2017

On Tuesday, June 20th, at the Downtown Main Schenectady Library, the Youth Advisory Council presented their project “My Voice My Choice,” proposing a Schenectady Youth Center to The Schenectady Foundation in a board panel presentation. The Youth Advisory Council is a...


New Associates Build Foundation's Capacity for Greater Impact

Posted on: Monday, June 26, 2017

The Schenectady Foundation strengthened its capacity to achieve its ambitious goals for catalyzing community change with the addition of two new associates. Kristi Miller joins the team as the Director of Grants and Community Programs, and Jessica Wiley has been tasked with...


Foundation Scholarships Recognize Student Achievement, Help Attain Dream of a College Education

Posted on: Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Schenectady Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 college scholarships: Victoria Phillips (Schenectady High School), Lindsay Thornton (Niskayuna High School), William D. Smith III (Schenectady High School), Grace Herrmann (Schenectady High School), and Autumn Reichelt (Niskayuna...


$1.1 M to be Awarded in Grants and Scholarships

Posted on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Foundation has launched its 2017 grant programs!  The primary emphasis for our grants this year is continued support of the Call to Action for Schenectady's Youth initiatve.  The Foundation has already funded a number of Call to Action programs,...


End Child Hunger. Give to Weekend BackPack Fund TODAY!

Posted on: Thursday, September 8, 2016

Donate today to the Weekend Backpack Fund! Last year, with the Weekend Backpack Partnership’s support, 900 chronically hungry school children in Schenectady received a consistent source of nutritious food. But there are many more children suffering from food insecurity who should...


The Call to Action Youth Advisory Council has been selected and is meeting weekly.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Schenectady Foundation is happy to announce the formation of our Youth Advisory Council!  The mission of the Youth Advisory Council is to provide a youth voice to the decision-making processes of the Call to Action. The Youth Advisory Council’s primary responsibility will...


Omayra Padilla DeJesus Joins Foundation Board

Posted on: Monday, April 25, 2016

Omayra Padilla DeJesus has been appointed to a five-year term on the Board and Distribution Committee of The Schenectady Foundation.  Dr. DeJesus, originally from Puerto Rico, earned her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of California Berkeley in 2003,...