Who we are
Who we are

The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation is the community legacy of the former Troy Savings Bank.

Although The Troy Savings Bank was acquired by another financial institution in 2004, the Foundation continues the Bank's proud charitable giving tradition. Today, the Foundation invests in community solutions in the eight counties of upstate New York where the Bank previously had branch offices. The Foundation works in partnership with nonprofit organizations, other private funders, and government entities. Together with these partners, the Foundation works to find solutions for challenging problems within its funding priority areas.

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How we serve our community
How we serve our community

The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation focuses its grant making in three priority areas: Community Development, Youth Development, and Arts & Culture. These priority areas reflect the Foundation's commitment to building stronger communities, offering young people opportunities to develop new skills, and presenting enriching arts & culture experiences for local residents.

Of special interest to the Foundation are programs that serve those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. In addition, the Foundation supports many youth development organizations that offer enriching activities for at-risk youth during non-school hours, including many after school and summer camp programs. The Foundation also provides significant support to the world-renowned Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, ensuring that this acoustic and architectural treasure is maintained and preserved for community benefit.

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A grant awarded by the Foundation supported the launch of the Medical Respite Care for the Homeless program by the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH). The respite care program, the first of its kind in upstate New York, provides post-acute medical care for homeless persons who are too ill or frail to recover on the streets. Often, these individuals are well-enough to be discharged from the hospital but need short-term residential care to recuperate in a safe environment. The program is housed at the former St. Mary's Hospital in Troy and opened its doors on March 16th, 2017.

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In the spring of 2016, Unity House launched the Peer Ambassador program to provide outreach services to individuals struggling with chronic unmet needs. Unity House’s Community Resources program staff recognized that many of these individuals had a history of significant trauma in their lives and were distrustful of traditional support organizations and agencies.  Program staff also believed that a different approach could ease the way for these individuals to seek support services.  Unity House had seen the success of several peer-to-peer mentoring programs in other cities and decided that it could work well in Troy, too. [...]

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With the support of a grant from The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, Maria College became the first college in the Capital Region to acquire a state-of-the-art health sciences technology and learning tool: Anatomage tables. Anatomage tables allow health sciences students to learn more about human anatomy through a life-size touch screen. You can learn more about the Anatomage tables at Maria College and how they are transforming the College’s health sciences program here.

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