OVERVIEW: The Women’s Fund of the Capital Region supports the needs of women and girls in the New York counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie.
FUNDING AREAS: Domestic violence prevention, child care, employment training, mentoring, education, emergency aid
IP TAKE: Consider volunteering with WFCR at one of the events it hosts to initially get involved with this funder.
PROFILE: Established Women’s Fund of the Capital Region is a foundation based in Albany, New York. This grantmaker is a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, which also is based in Albany, New York. WFCR is made up of a group of local women who are philanthropists and community members. The funder aims to “promote the independence, growth and self-determination of women and girls.” It funds local domestic violence prevention, child care, employment training, mentoring, education, and emergency aid efforts.
The Women’s Fund of the Capital Region is committed to career advancement through education, thereby commonly offering support to financially-insecure and nontraditional female students. WFCR also prioritizes the needs of women who are discriminated against, not given fair opportunities, and who are threatened by violence.
Grants range between about $1,000 and $5,000. In a past three-year period, the funder gave a total of $168,500 grants to 19 programs. Learn more about this funder’s local giving in the Our Impact section of the funder’s website. Grantmaking focuses on Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties in New York. Past local grantees include Project Hope and Power and students at Hudson Valley Community College and Schenectady County Community College.
This foundation does not typically accept unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. WFCR does not provide online application forms or links on its website. Direct general questions to the staff at 518-446-9638 or via online form.
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