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

Posted on: Friday, November 17, 2017

The Schenectady Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday with a win-win situation for donors and Schenectady’s youth.  The Foundation is offering to triple the impact of every donation received on Giving Tuesday -- November 28th.  Every dollar pledged or received will be...


Making STEM Opportunities Accessible to Schenectady Students

Posted on: Thursday, November 2, 2017

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...


Schenectady Foster Parents Receive Much Needed Relief

Posted on: Thursday, November 2, 2017

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...


Weekend Backpack Fund More Than Half Full

Posted on: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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. The Weekend Backpack Fund has received $35,000 in...


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...