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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The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation is partnering with the Rensselaer County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee to implement a mini-grant program to support census-related activities in Rensselaer County. The Foundation will provide grants of up to $500 to Rensselaer County community-based organizations that agree to advance the work of the 2020 Census with populations identified to be at risk of an undercount. Proposals should focus on outreach activities to increase participation in the 2020 Census. The outreach must benefit historically undercounted and hard-to-count communities in Rensselaer County. Historically undercounted [...]

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A new teaching kitchen in Troy is making a difference at the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV) in Troy. The new kitchen is wheelchair accessible and makes use of innovative technologies that allow consumers with disabilities to easily access dishware, ingredients, and appliances. The new kitchen meets a significant need at ILCHV: an accessible place to teach consumers with disabilities how to prepare healthy meals in their own homes. In addition, it offers ILCHV a place to host holiday and celebratory gatherings for consumers, especially for teens who attend programs at the center.Adaptive technologies featured in the [...]

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The mentorship program offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks (BBBSSADK) uses social & emotional assessments and personal interviews to produce longer and stronger relationships between adult volunteer mentors ("Bigs") and young people ("Littles").  Long-lasting mentor relationships have been shown to offer significant benefit to at-risk young people, especially those being raised in single-parent households. With the help of two Foundation grants, BBBSSADK has been able sustain and grow its community-based and school-based programs in several Southern Adirondacks communities. Children matched through [...]

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