Recent Grants Recipients

2017 Recipients

Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP)

Early Start/Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships 
ACAP’s Early Start/Early Head-Start Child Care Partnerships program serves low-income children in the City of Albany from birth through age 3.  Established in 1996, Albany County Opportunity, Inc. is one of New York State’s 49 Community Action Agencies and one of 1,000 CAAs nationwide.  They are a independent private nonprofit designed by the federal government under the Economic Opportunity Act to help fight America’s War on Poverty.  Their mission is to work in partnership with families and communities to empower people to achieve economic self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life.

Family & Child Services of Schenectady, Inc.

Social Activity Program
FCCSS foundation was founded in 1930 by the Junior League of Schenectady to help improve the quality of life to families in distress in Schenectady.  Their mission is to enrich and enhance the lives of vulnerable individuals and their families, including the elderly and those with disabilities, by providing highly personalized in-home, and community-based services.  They serve more than 300 clients in the Greater Capital Region.

Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless

Children’s Corner of Community Connections Clothing Pantry
IPH’s mission is to address the needs of the homeless and low-income community by providing a continuum of services to encourage self-sufficiency, empowerment, and stability.  They opened their first emergency shelter in 1984 and over the past 33 years have expanded that shelter program to accommodate the increasing and changing needs of the homeless population.  Their shelter offers 8 “medical beds” for homeless individuals being discharged from hospitals or individuals who have complex medical needs.

NYSARC, Inc. Saratoga County Chapter

Saratoga Bridges 
Saratoga Bridges’ mission statement states, “We are committed to advocacy for people with disabilities by providing resources that enable them to live enriching lives in the communities where they are valued for their abilities and contributions.”  Their emphasis is on the individual, helping them live full, active lives and allow them to achieve their personal aspirations.

Rebuilding Together Saratoga County

Home Repairs for Low-Income Families with Children
Rebuilding Together renovates and revitalizes homes to help homeowners regain a sense of pride in themselves and their community. They work year-round to preserve affordable home ownership, build healthy neighborhoods and ensure that homeowners in need can live independently in safe and healthy homes through their program.

Saratoga Automobile Museum

Distracted Driving Initiative  
The Saratoga Automobile Museum was founded in 1998.  Their mission is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobile and automotive artifacts.  They celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students, and enthusiasts about the automobile’s role in NYS and the wider world.

Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP)

Sojourn House Repairs
Their mission is “In partnership with the community, the Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP) develops and implements lasting solutions for people of all ages to move out of poverty.”  SCAP’s vision for their work in Schenectady is a community without poverty where health, safety, and wellness is a priority.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care

Learning Tree Roomscapes
The mission of SW VT Health Care (SVHC) is to provide exceptional health care and comfort to the people they serve.  The mission of the Learning Tree Early Education Program, based on the SVHC main campus in Bennington, VT is to provide a safe and highly individualized program to the children and families of SVHC and the community at large with an emphasis on delivering meaningful and intentional learning opportunities.

YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. (YWCA-GCR)

Family Apartment Program-“An Apartment to Call Home”

YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.  Since 1883, YWCA-GCR has provided safe, affordable and supportive housing to women.  They are one of the area’s largest providers or supportive housing for both homeless single women and women and their children.