Since 1968, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region has worked to improve the quality of life in the Albany (NY) region by promoting and facilitating effective philanthropy. The foundation’s Bender Scientific Fund was established for the exclusive purpose of making grants to support and promote discovery and development in medicine, science, and technology in the capital region.
In support of this mission, the foundation is inviting applications for research in medicine, biotechnology, and life sciences, as well as educational and information-sciences projects. Grants of up to $12,500 will be awarded through the fund.
The fund is especially interested in research that addresses beginning research studies and educational projects that promote continuing discovery and learning, and encourages smaller nonprofit organizations and schools to apply for funding for projects that promote the further exploration of medicine, biotechnology, and life sciences by young people.
Pre-application questionnaires are due August 8. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application in September.
To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a qualifying nonprofit organization, and serve residents and be located in the ten-county Capital Region of New York State, which includes Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington counties.
See the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.