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United Way of the Greater Capital Region Provides $417K in Funding to Local Agencies
Saturday, August 1, 2020
  United Way of the Greater Capital Region Announces 2020 Community Investments 33 grants totaling $417K in funding will support Capital Region community programs   Albany, NY – August 1, 2020 – United Way of the Greater Capital Region recently announced $417,000 in community investment grants for 2020, a total of 33 grants to community programs...
Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund Raises Over $1 Million and Awards Grants with New Grant Priorities
Friday, June 26, 2020
ALBANY, NY – June 24, 2020 – The Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund has raised over $1 million. On June 9, 2020, Blue Shield of Northeastern NY announced a contribution of $125,000, increasing the fund’s total raised dollars to $1,069,000. As of today, the fund has awarded 91 grants totaling nearly $1 million that will continue to...
Meet Michelle Skinner, 2020 Philanthropist of the Year Finalist
Friday, June 19, 2020
Michelle Skinner Michelle Skinner serves as the Assistant General Manager of the Tri-City ValleyCats, the Minor League Affiliate of the Houston Astros.  Skinner has been with the team for 10 seasons, after beginning as the Administrative Assistant in 2010.  Among many duties, Michelle oversees the ValleyCats ‘Cats Care campaign which has an annual...
Meet Jennifer Lawrence, 2020 Philanthropist of the Year Finalist
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Lawrence is the Founder & CEO of the Social Enterprise and Training Center, known as SEAT.  Jennifer’s life work is about bringing love and opportunity to underrepresented young adults so that they can create and find their seat at the table.  Jennifer is passionate about social entrepreneurship and loves to connect...
Meet Brian Brosen, 2020 Philanthropist of the Year Finalist
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Brian Brosen A life-long resident of the Capital District region, born and raised in Chatham in Columbia County. Brian has been a Licensed Associate Broker and founding partner of The Capital Team at eXp Realty for 16 years. Currently he lives in Colonie, with his partner of 20 years, Reggie Monroe, and their 3 kids they have adopted; Alexis,...
Together, we can build a more just and equitable society.
Monday, June 1, 2020
Our organization is founded in the belief that we all do better when we are United.  The forces working to drive us apart are strong, but our resolve as a community is stronger. To the people who took to the streets throughout the Capital Region this weekend – we see you and we hear you.  We are committed to amplifying and sustaining your message...
Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund Grants Another $225K to Nonprofits and Encourages Community Members to Take Action
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
PRESS RELEASE  |  ALBANY, NY – May 13, 2020 – At the beginning of this month, the Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund granted an additional $225K to local nonprofit organizations. Co-led by United Way of the Greater Capital Region and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, the fund has awarded more than $715K in...
How artistic are you? Show us in the 5.18 Day Sidewalk Chalk Mural Contest
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
ARTISTRY HAS NO BOUNDS WHEN TRANSITIONING WORK LIFE INTO OUR HOMES.  Our Capital Region community has extended our creativity, comfort, hope, humor and above all, appreciation throughout this pandemic.     We unite through video chat and virtual tours more than ever before. We harmoniously chase rainbows in the #518RainbowHunt. We launch and...
United Way’s Annual Day of Community Impact Goes Virtual on Monday, May 18
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
5.18 Day Offers More Than 45 Virtual Service Projects Across the Capital Region  Albany, NY – United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s 5.18 Day is typically the single largest day of community impact in the Capital Region held annually on May 18.  Last year, more than 400 volunteers completed over 40 community service projects across the Capital...
Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund Deploys Additional $200K to Nonprofits Supporting Under-Resourced Communities
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Fund Raises $750K and Deploys Nearly $500K in Total Grants ALBANY, NY – April 28, 2020 – Since its creation in mid-March, the Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund has deployed nearly $500K in grants to frontline nonprofit organizations throughout the region. These nonprofits have seen a significant increase in the need for services due...

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