Recent Grants Recipients

2016 Recipients

CHARLTON HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Knight’s Arena Community Program
Charlton Heights Elementary School’s mission is to ensure opportunities for learning, personal growth and social responsibility.  The goal of the Knight’s Arena Community Playground is to enhance the health and wellness of their students and the entire community while increasing student’s physical activity and instilling a lifelong love for fitness.

EMPIRE STATE YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

CHIME: Creating Harmony Invigorating Music Education
ESYO’s mission is to challenge and inspire young people to achieve excellence in music through intensive instruction and high level performance opportunities.  CHIME uses music to foster a strong sense of self, and helps children recognize and embrace opportunity.  CHIME students engage in intensive music training through middle school to build the confidence and self-awareness necessary to excel in life by cultivating critical 21st century skills such as collaboration, communication and compassion.

JAKE’S HELP FROM HEAVEN (JHFH)

JHFH Lodging for Families
Jake’s Help from Heaven primarily serves special needs individuals.  Their goal is to assist children and their families affected by debilitating illnesses including neurological impairments, mitochondrial and genetic disorders, and pediatric orthopedic problems.  Their travel program provides the opportunity for individuals and families to travel to receive the best medical care possible at hospitals that are equipped to deal with multiple medical issues and associated needs.

AIM SERVICES, INC.

Enhanced Respite Services
AIM Services, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization providing residential and community-based services to individuals with developmental and other disabilities as well as traumatic brain injuries.  Through community and residential programs, advocacy, education, Enhanced Respite, trained dedicated professionals focus on assisting individuals achieve their personal goals while promoting a sense of self-confidence and well-being.

WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR. HEALTH CENTER, INC.

Watervliet Health Center
WYH’s vision is to be a community leader, committed to delivering dependable, compassionate, high quality health care that enhances the well-being of our diverse and changing communities.  WYH’s Watervliet Health Center is the only integrated medical, dental and behavioral health program operating in the City of Watervliet.  They are the only medical provider serving children in that area.

ALPHA PREGNANCY CARE CENTER, INC.

Safe Babies-Sleep & Travel 
Alpha Pregnancy Care Center, Inc. is a loving refuge where those dealing with pregnancy issues can find unconditional love, acceptance and truthful counsel.  For over 25 years the Center has been providing free and confidential service to individuals and their families dealing with pregnancy and parenting concerns.  They provide educational information to equip them to become better parents and assist them with material resources for their children.  Provided services include; peer counseling and support, parenting education, social responsibility, childbirth and baby care education, maternity clothes, infant and children’s clothing, and baby equipment.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES TRI-COUNTY SERVICES

Camp Scully
Catholic Charities Tri-County Services provides an array of essential services in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties.  Programs are designed to address the basic needs and necessary youth programs along with financial literacy and asset building.  Catholic Charities has core strengths in its expansive network of services available to serve those in need at any age throughout their lifespan.

CAPITAL REGION SPONSOR-A-SCHOLAR

Pathways to College
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar inspires and empowers promising, underserved students to succeed in high school, college and life.  All high school students will have access to the services and networks of support they need to succeed in college and pursue the future of their dreams.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SCHENECTADY

The Arts Program at Camp Lovejoy

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Their purpose is to promote the social, educational, health, leadership, and character development of boys and girls during critical periods of their growth.  They are the largest agency provider of services to youth age 6 to 18 in Schenectady County, serving over 3,000 members and reaching over 12,000 youth annually in their five clubhouses.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK

Young Athletes Program
Special Olympics New York (SONY) is committed to improving the health and quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities through athletic training and competition.  SONY reaches people with intellectual disabilities and provides them with an outlet for physical activity that positions them for improved health and quality of life, at no cost to them or their families.

GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK

Girl Scout Sponsor a Troop 
Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.  GSNENY is dedicated to meeting the changing needs of girls today in order to empower them to achieve their goals and become leaders in their communities.

JOSEPH’S HOUSE & SHELTER

Emergency Family Shelter Services
Joseph’s house & Shelter is a Troy community based not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to prevent and alleviate homelessness.  Their programs offer emergency shelter, permanent housing, support services, hospitality and guidance to homeless individuals, youth and families.

THE BABY INSTITUTE, INC.

Baby Institute Workshop

The Baby Institute is a program that is part of a wraparound strategy to provide services to families beginning with infants and following them through college.