Regional Food Bank of NENY $3259: To provide and deliver fresh, nutritious, free food to low-income Niskayuna seniors.
Niskayuna Special Education Parent Teacher Association $3000: To provide funding to create a district-wide recognition and celebration of National Special Education Day by developing student activities and an information toolkit for teachers and caregivers to foster inclusion and acceptance of classmates with special needs.
Town of Niskayuna: $4,000 To help fund the creation of a small dog park within the existing dog park.
Niskayuna Girls Softball League $5000: To help fund a fencing project to create an additional softball field at River Road Park.
Concerned for the Hungry: $2,000 To provide Thanksgiving food baskets for Niskayuna families in need.
Safe, Inc. of Schenectady: $2,000 To provide food, shelter, counseling, and case management for homeless Niskayuna youth at Safe House emergency shelter.
Glencliff Elementary School PTO $5000: To help fund the purchase and installation of a pavilion for community and fundraising events, outdoor classes, school social events, and studying.
Craig Elementary School PTO $2500: To fund the purchase of 250 new book bags for the 1000 Book Club for preschoolers through first grade.
Niskayuna Soccer Club $1500: To purchase equipment for skill development for Niskayuna players and teams.
Niskayuna High School PTO Junior After Prom $1500: To fund the photo booth and karaoke at the After Prom for the NHS Class of 2023.
Town of Niskayuna: $1,230 To provide the Police Department with equipment to convert existing speed feedback signs to portable units for more effective use.
Community Transition Program at NCSD: $1,000 To support a work, life and community-based skills program at the Niskayuna Central School District for disabled students aged 16-21.
Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY $1000: Provide transportation for Niskayuna girls attending summer day camp.
Nisky NOW, Inc. - $750 To purchase a freezer for the weekend nutrition program for food insecure Niskayuna families.
2021 Grant Recipients
Concerned for the Hungry: $2,000 To provide Thanksgiving food baskets for Niskayuna families in need.
Safe, Inc. of Schenectady: $2,000 To provide food, shelter, counseling, and case management for homeless Niskayuna youth at Safe House emergency shelter.
Schenectady Inner City Mission (SICM): $3,230 To support SICM’s free summer breakfast and lunch program at Craig Elementary School for students in need.
Town of Niskayuna: $2,816 To purchase new benches at the town Senior Center and at the bocce courts.
Niskayuna Soccer Club, Inc: $2,500 To support the purchase of backstop nets and team benches for the Zenner Road field.
Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch, Inc:$2,100 To sponsor a Niskayuna child with a serious illness for a week at summer camp in the Adirondacks.
Niskayuna Lacrosse Club, Inc.: $5,000 To support replacement of existing rink at Blatnick Park with a modern rink system as part of a phased approach to eventually create a new dedicated lacrosse facility.
Northeastern Association of the Blind: $675 To provide vision screening for preschool children in Niskayuna.
Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY: $1,000 Provide transportation for 23 Niskayuna girls attending summer day Camp Is-Sho-Da.
Niskayuna High School PTO: $1,815 To purchase custom “Class of 2021” face masks for high school seniors for a safe graduation ceremony.
Conservation Advisory Council, Town of Niskayuna: $2,000 To provide seed funding for a project to develop a Natural Resources Inventory of the town’s natural and historical resources. Phase I includes hiring a consultant for training and creation of a pilot.
Community Transition Program at NCSD: $1,000 To support a work, life, and community-based skills program at the Niskayuna Central School District for developmentally disabled students aged 12-21.
Town of Niskayuna: $873 To purchase a bike repair stand for use along the bike path at Lions Park.
2020 Grant Recipients
Special COVID-19 Emergency Funding Recipients:
Schenectady Foundation, Rebuilding Families Fund: $10,000 To provide families in Schenectady County, including those in Niskayuna, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with food, supplies, and direct assistance.
Things of My Very Own: $2,000 To provide immediate support for Niskayuna children and families in crisis whose needs are made more urgent by the pandemic.
Ellis Medicine: $2,000 To provide meals for frontline hospital workers to express gratitude for their selfless efforts during the pandemic.
Niskayuna High School PTO: $1,800 To purchase custom “Class of 2020” face masks for high school seniors for a safe graduation ceremony.
Niskayuna Neighbors Network: $2,000 To purchase technology to support start-up volunteer organization that provides services that allow Niskayuna seniors to age in place in their homes and remain socially engaged.
Safe, Inc. of Schenectady: $2,000 To provide food, shelter, counseling, and case management for exploited, at-risk, homeless, and runaway Niskayuna youth, including a work and life skills program.
Things of My Very Own: $2,000 To provide intensive case and project management for Niskayuna families in crisis impacted by mental health issues.
Town of Niskayuna: $4,500 (two projects) To refurbish two existing bocce courts at Aqueduct Park to promote exercise and health for seniors and the public. To purchase a movie projector and screen to be used for outdoor movie events for all residents to enjoy.
Umbrella of the Capital District: $3,000 To provide free home safety inspections and installations of smoke detectors for senior and disabled Niskayuna residents.
2019 Grant Recipients
American Red Cross of NENY: $1100 to support the Home Fire Preparedness Program which will partner with the Niskayuna Fire Department to install new smoke alarms in Niskayuna homes with focus on seniors, lower income and disabled residents
Bus Stop, Inc: $2000 to provide funding toward a new Bus Stop Club site in Niskayuna which will offer a support program for children who have a sibling with either special needs or a chronic illness
Concerned for the Hungry: $1800 to fund the cost of Thanksgiving food baskets for Niskayuna families
Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch, Inc: $2100 to sponsor Niskayuna children with serious illness for a week at summer camp in the Adirondacks
Family and Child Services of Schenectady: $2500 to provide services for new low-income Niskayuna residents in the Homemaker Program
Girls Inc: $2500 to provide support for approximately 80 to 100 Niskayuna Middle School girls to attend a summit for STEM studies and careers in 2019 at the HVCC campus
Glencliff Elementary School: $2000 to provide funds to create a Maker Space which is an area where students can gather to create, invent, explore and discover by using and working with tools and materials
National Interscholastic Cycling Association:– $1000 to provide support for the Niskayuna School Mountain Biking Club to get more students involved and better equipped and to offer additional training
Niskayuna Central School District: $1000 to provide support for the Community and Work Skills Program for students with disabilities
Niskayuna High School PTO: $1000 to provide funds for rental of facility for Junior After Prom Party, keeping students in a safe environment
Niskayuna Rowing Inc, dba Friends of Niskayuna Rowing: $7500 to provide funds to assist in purchasing and replacing rowing boats which were destroyed in a violent storm in late July, 2019.
Niskayuna Soccer Club: $1000 to fund the purchase of new corner flags for all soccer fields for its annual Soccer Tournament hosted in June
Nisky NOW, Inc: $1000 to provide funding for the weekend nutrition program for Niskayuna families
Schenectady Curling Club: $3000 to provide support toward upgrading the refrigeration system which will help continue its programs serving local residents and youth and also drawing many out of town visitors each year
Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM): $999 To provide support for SICM’s Emergency Food Program – Health Food Initiative for individuals who reside in the Town of Niskayuna
Special Olympics NY: $2500 to provide funds to support expansion of local training programs for approximately 250 children and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities who live in the Niskayuna community
YWCA of Schenectady: $3000 to fund programs and services provided to victims of domestic violence who are residents of the Town of Niskayuna
2018 Grant Recipients
Concerned for the Hungry – $2000 to fund the cost of Thanksgiving food baskets for Niskayuna families
Craig School PTO – $2200 for family early literacy resources
Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch, Inc. – $1000 to sponsor Niskayuna children with serious illnesses for a week at summer camp in the Adirondacks
Empire State Youth Orchestra – $3000 for lesson and instrument subsidies
Erie Canalway Heritage Fund – $855 for field trip for Glencliff students to Schoharie Crossing State Historic Park
Family and Child Services of Schenectady – $3,000 to provide homemaker services for low-income Niskayuna residents
Girls Incorporated of the Capital Region – $2,500 to support high-school attendees at the 2018 summit for STEM studies and careers
Habitat for Humanity – Niskayuna High School Chapter – $3000 to install picnic tables at Habitat for Humanities homes
Iroquois PTO – $750 for posters to support the Positivity Project
Make-A-Wish Foundation – $1000 to support programs for seriously and terminally ill youngsters
Mi-Sci Museum – $2935 to support students participating in Challenger Learning Center Missions
Niskayuna Baseball LTD. – $2500 for equipment for field upkeep
Niskayuna High School PTO – $1,000 to cover a safe after prom party
Niskayuna School District – $500 for the Community and Work Skills Program
Niskayuna Soccer Club – $1000 to support the Soccer Classic Tournament
Schenectady JCC – $2000 for sound panels to support the Senseable Swim Project
Things of My Very Own – $1000 for transitional packages for disaffected family members
Town of Niskayuna Senior Center – $2500 for a Senior Technology Education Program
Town of Niskayuna-Swim and Dive Program – $2145 for pace clocks and start system
2017 Grant Recipients
Center for Community Justice – $700 for community-based peaceful resolutions, accountability and justice
Concerned for the Hungry – $1300 for purchase and distribution of Thanksgiving Food Baskets
Cornell Cooperative Extension – $1000 for a Geospatial Technology program
Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch, Inc. – $500 to sponsor a seriously ill Niskayuna child for one week of summer camp
Family and Child Services of Schenectady – $2,500 to support Homemaker Program Services to Niskayuna residents
Girls Incorporated of the Capital Region – $2,500 to support high-school attendees at the 2017 summit for STEM studies and careers
Niskayuna Baseball LTD. – $1000 to repair fields and facilities in preparation for the Mid Atlantic Regional tournament
Niskayuna Community Day Care Center – $3000 for a playground building project
Niskayuna High School PTO – $1,000 to cover a safe after prom party
Schenectady JCC – $2500 for a security system to support threat prevention and security
Town of Niskayuna – $3000 for benches at the Splash Pad facility at Blatnick Park
Young Musicians Forum – $1000 to assist with the travel cost of the musicians who perform in concert locally
2016 Grant Recipients
American Legion Niskayuna Post 1092 – $5,000 to help fund the purchase of the memorial stone for a Veterans Memorial to be established on the green at Niskayuna Town Hall
Crossroads Center For Children – $500 to enhance curricular programs for autistic students utilizing the Center
Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch, Inc. – $1,000 to sponsor Niskayuna children with serious illnesses for a week at summer camp in the Adirondacks
Family and Child Services of Schenectady – $2,000 to provide homemaker services for low-income Niskayuna residents
Girls Incorporated of the Capital Region – $1,500 to support high-school attendees at the 2017 summit for STEM studies and careers
Niskayuna Day Care Center – $3,000 to partially fund playground equipment for the Playground Revitalization Project
Niskayuna Rowing Inc. – $3,500 to partially fund completion of Aqueduct Dock Park Extension
Rosendale Elementary PTO – $2,500 to partially fund the creation of a Peaceful Playground
Special Olympics New York – $1,000 to sustain support for Special Olympics events
Town of Niskayuna Disc Golf – $1,500 to partially fund the purchase of disc golf equipment upon the Town’s completion of expansion Park Disc Golf Course
Van Antwerp Middle School – $800 to assist in funding an anti-bullying program presentation for students
2015 Grant Recipients
Best Buddies – $500 to provide funding to help match students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with their non-disabled peers in Niskayuna Schools
Concerned for the Hungry – $2,000 to fund the cost of Thanksgiving food baskets for Niskayuna families
Cornell Cooperative Extension (Roots and Wisdom) – $1,000 to provide funding to sponsor two Niskayuna youth to work for six weeks during the summer as part of the Roots and Wisdom Summer Growing Program
Craig Elementary School – $3,300 to provide funding for the School’s blacktop play space, including paint/application of blacktop play space games, and installation of new games (including an adjustable basketball hoop system)
Family and Child Services of Schenectady, Inc. – $2,500 to provide funds to help pay for in-home services for seniors and other individuals with mental and physical disabilities
Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region – $1,000 to provide funding for a one-day forum for over 100 Niskayuna girls to attend a STEM program
MiSci – $5,000 to provide partial funding to defray the cost of Challenger Learning Center missions for twelve sections of sixth grade students attending Niskayuna Middle Schools.
Niskayuna Boosters Club – $1,000 to partially fund the purchase of new fitness equipment for the Niskayuna Fitness Center located at the Niskayuna High School
Niskayuna Central School District – Weekend Back Pack Program – $1,000 to provide funding for children and families who on an emergency basis, for various reasons, are unable to provide food and nourishment to their children and/or family
Niskayuna Central School District 2015 Holiday Family Support – $500 to assist in providing funds to Niskayuna families who for various reasons are unable to financially provide adequate food and clothing for their family needs
Niskayuna Central School District Office of Student SupportServices – $500 to be used to provide emergency holiday assistance to Niskayuna School District families in need; funds to be used for winter outerwear for children and food assistance
Niskayuna Community Action Program (N-CAP) – $2,500 to assist in funding costs associated with conducting study of the mental health needs of the residents of the Town and the Niskayuna School District; the motivation for implementing this study as the result of multiple suicides occurring among the Niskayuna adult community in recent times
Niskayuna High School PTO – $1,000 to cover Proctor’s rental costs for a safe after prom party
Niskayuna High School Rocketry Club – $1,000 to provide funds for materials to participate in a national competition known as Team America Rocketry Challenge
Niskayuna High School Work and Life Skills Program – $500 to provide funds to help defray the costs of certain program activities and supplies; the program serves students at the Niskayuna High School and is run by teachers who provide job coaching and life skills training
Niskayuna Soccer Club – $1,000 to provide funding for the purchase of equipment for the Niskayuna Soccer Program
Niskayuna Town Playground Camp – $1,000 to provide partial funding to offset the additional staff costs needed to serve special needs children in Town summer playground camps
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra – $750 to provide funds to a featured musician and former Niskayuna High School graduate to perform at a Schenectady Symphony Orchestra concert to be attended by Niskayuna High School students and families
Van Antwerp Middle School – $1,900 to partially fund the cost of purchasing a heavy duty floor covering for the gym floor for use during assemblies and non-athletic school events
2014 Grant Recipients
Albany Symphony Orchestra – $1,500 to support Niskayuna High School’s music studio with two of Albany Symphony’s season-long composers in residence
Girls Incorporated of the Capital Region – $1,500 to provide Niskayuna middle school girls the opportunity to participate in the Girls’ Summit, an all-day STEM (science, technology, math and engineering)-based forum for and about girls
Girls on the Run Capital Region, Inc. – $2,000 to support two seasons of Girls on the Run programs at two Niskayuna schools
Music Mobile, Inc. – $1,000 to support free and accessible “Learning Through Music” sessions featuring group singing, hands-on educational activities, and community building experiences for low and moderate income children
Niskayuna Baseball – $1,000 to support the hosting of two local tournaments.
Niskayuna High School – $1,000 to the Robotics Club to pay for robot kit parts and software upgrades
Scotia-Glenville Children’s Museum – $1,000 to improve the Museum’s traveling exhibits through repair, replacement and enhancement of artifacts and other interactive resources
2013 Grant Recipients
Best Buddies - $1,500 to help support a program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the middle schools
Birchwood PTO - $2,500 to help pay for the restoration of the Birchwood Nature Park
Class of 2014 After Prom - $750 to cover Proctor’s rental costs for a safe after prom party
Friends of Niskayuna Rowing - $850 to help pay for radios or flotation devices to support safety standards
Glencliff PTO - $2,500 to support the restoration of the nature trails and help create an area for environmental studies
Haven - $1,650 to help provide bereavement support services to Niskayuna residents
Hillside PTO - $1000 to purchase picnic tables for the Hillside playground, which is also used extensively by the community and by the Town summer camp program
Iroquois Middle School - $750 to help pay for 30 laptop computers for interdisciplinary writing projects
Niskayuna Baseball LTD - $300 to support Niskayuna Baseball’s hosting the Mid Atlantic Regional Baseball Tournament
Niskayuna High School Engineering - $2,300 to help grow and sustain the work of the high school students in the Robotics Club and enable them to mentor middle school students
Special Olympics - $1,000 to help support training to enable Niskayuna residents to participate in the NY Special Olympics
Things of My Very Own - 2,700 to help provide children in crisis, living in Niskayuna, with items necessary for a successful transition to safety
Young Musicians Forum - $1,000 to help pay for concerts which bring in young artists from Juilliard to perform for the Niskayuna community
2012 Grant Recipients
American Red Cross of Northeastern New York - $1,000 to help fund “Be Red Cross Ready” emergency preparedness training to Niskayuna seniors
Best Buddies New York - $2,000 to help strengthen and sustain the BBNY Niskayuna Area Project
Bethesda House - $1000 to assist the food pantry to serve hungry and homeless Niskayuna residents affected by the economic downturn
Concerned for the Hungry, Inc. - $1,000 to help pay for Thanksgiving food baskets in Niskayuna
Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York, Inc. - $1,250 to help pay for program material and curriculum to provide the Junior Achievement elementary school programs in the Niskayuna School District
Niskayuna Baseball League - $300 to support hosting the League Allstar Tournament in the Town of Niskayuna
Niskayuna Community Action Program, Inc. - $1,250 to help pay for community substance abuse prevention initiatives
Niskayuna High School Class of 2013 - $975 for a rental fee to help fund a safe, substance-free after-prom party
Niskayuna High School Engineering Technology Department - $1,600 to purchase a VEX Robotics kit
Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, Inc. - $500 to provide the KidSight™ vision screening program in Niskayuna
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York - $2,000 to help pay for food distribution to low-income Niskayuna residents
Schenectady Museum Association - $1,500 to help pay for informal science education programs in Niskayuna Central School District
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc. - $500 to encourage music appreciation by funding Niskayuna High School student attendance at a concert featuring Anthony Bellino, a Niskayuna High School graduate
Schenectady Theater for Children, Inc. - $900 to help fund the Great Minds Series for Niskayuna students
St. Helen’s After School Program - $1,000 to help fund the After School literacy enrichment program
Town of Niskayuna - $1,000 to help pay for children with special needs to attend Niskayuna Playground Camp in the summer of 2012
Umbrella of the Capital District, Inc. - $500 to help subsidize enrollment of low-income Niskayuna seniors
2011 Grant Recipients
B’nai Brith - $500 for an exercise program for seniors
Concerned for the Hungry - $1,750 for Thanksgiving food baskets for 94 Niskayuna families
Ellis Hospital Foundation - $1,500 for bi-monthly educational programs for seniors
Environmental Clearinghouse - $1,000 for signs for a nature walk at Niskayuna Library
Niskayuna High School - $3000 to build an outdoor science classroom applying conceptual learning to hands-on experiences
Niskayuna High School Class of 2012 - $800 for the rental of facility for a healthy, safe after-prom party
Roots and Wisdom - $870 to sponsor students to grow food in community garden for low-income residents
Schenectady Symphony -$750 for tickets for Niskayuna students to attend a special concert
Town of Niskayuna - $1000 for counselors for children with special needs at summer camps
Town of Niskayuna Recreation Department - $1000 to help provide a healthy activity for over 300 residents of all ages by supporting the Fall Fun Run
Umbrella of the Capital District - $1000 for home repair services for the frail, elderly, and those with disabilities
Wildwood Programs - $300 for landscaping for the Niskayuna Wildwood residence
2010 Grant Recipients
American Red Cross: $1000 to train senior citizens in the Town of Niskayuna in basic emergency preparedness skills
Best Buddies of New York: $2000 to help match students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with their non-disabled peers in Niskayuna schools
Caitlin’s Memories: $500 to help fund the program of supporting families who have experienced infant loss
Concerned for the Hungry: $1200 to support food programs in Schenectady County for Niskayuna residents
Ellis Hospital: $2000 to deliver a “Lunch and Learn” series to Niskayuna senior citizens to empower them to control health issues
Haven of Schenectady: $1000 to provide financial support to Haven’s ongoing children’s programs, both at Haven and in the Niskayuna schools
Hillside Elementary School: $500 to provide funding for the purchase of books for the Leveled Book Library program
Iroquois Middle School: $650 to purchase a new stage lighting controller
Jewish Community Center: $1000 to fund a new program for after-school tutoring and mentoring
Niskayuna High School Junior Class of 2011: $600 to help create a safe environment for after-prom events
Niskayuna Lacrosse Club: $750 to enable the club to purchase needed training equipment
Rosendale Elementary School: $1500 to help purchase stage curtains to continue the school’s efforts to bring quality cultural arts to the school community
Schenectady Theater for Children, Inc.: $1800 to bring the Great Minds Series historical presentations to Niskayuna schools
Things of My Very Own, Inc.: $500 to help in the purchase of clothing, care items and transportation for clients
Town of Niskayuna: $2500 to help defray the costs associated with holding the Niskayuna Fun Run
Young Musician’s Series: $1000 to fund two concerts at the public library
2009 Grant Recipients
Albany Symphony Orchestra, Inc.: $1,500 to provide partial funding to cover the cost of the musician’s school visits for the Niskayuna Adopt A School Program
Arts Center & Theatre of Schenectady (d/b/a Proctors Theatre): $1,000 to provide partial funding for the Stories that Dance Project at Hillside Elementary School
Center for Community Justice: $500 to provide partial funding to expand services in Niskayuna
Concerned for the Hungry, Inc.: $2,000 to provide funding for the purchase of food for the Thanksgiving Food Basket Program
Friends of Niskayuna Rowing: $3,000 to provide partial funding to assist in the purchase of a “coxed-quad” rowing shell for the Community Rowing Program
Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, Inc.: $500 to provide funding to allow Niskayuna Girl Scouts to attend the STEM Program
Hillside Elementary School: $500 to provide funding for purchase of books for school’s leveled-book library
Niskayuna 2010 After Prom Party Committee: $600 to fund the rental location for the Junior Class After Prom Party located the GE Theatre and Wright Atrium
Niskayuna High School: $1,000 to provide partial funding for the construction of a memorial courtyard
Schenectady Museum Association: $500 to provide partial funding to support the delivery of science education
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.: $500 to provide partial funding to underwrite the classical concert featuring Wei-Jen Yuan
Schenectady Theater for Children, Inc.: $1,800 to fund the Great Minds Series performances in the Niskayuna schools
Town of Niskayuna: $500 to provide partial funding to purchase an Automatic External Defibrilator (AED)
2008 Grant Recipients
Catholic Charities of Schenectady County: $2,500 to provide assistance with transporting elderly residents of Niskayuna to medical appointments and congregate meal sites
Concerned for the Hungry, Inc.: $1,000 to support the Thanksgiving Food Basket drive.
Craig Elementary School: $1800 to be used toward the purchase and installation of a climbing wall
Family and Child Service of Schenectady, Inc.: $900 to provide funding for an exercise program for senior citizens at the B’nai Brith House.
Friends of the Class of 2009: $650 for location rental for the After-Prom Party
Jewish Community Center of Schenectady, Inc.: $495 to purchase 3 home microscopes to enhance the science program of the JCC summer camp
LIVESTRONG DAY 2008: $500 to provide funding for LIVESTRONG DAY 2008
Niskayuna Co-Op Nursery: $600 for installation of a handicapped ramp and decking for the playground
Niskayuna Senior Center: $1,500 to purchase the Wii Gaming System and a large-screen television
Rosendale Elementary School: $500 to purchase books for the school-level book library.
Schenectady Museum Association: $2,000 for partial funding to develop a new interactive solar and wind power exhibit
Schenectady Theater for Children, Inc.: $1,800 to provide partial funding for the presentation of the Great Minds Series in the Niskayuna schools or other venues in the town of Niskayuna
Special Olympics New York, Inc.: $2,000 to send Special Olympics athletes from Niskayuna to Capital Region and state competitions
The Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks, Inc.: $1,000 to provide partial funding towards the costs of a visitor’s guide to the Center for the Forest Preserve
The Salvation Army: $500 to provide partial funding for the purchase of a 15-passenger bus
Umbrella of the Capital District, Inc.: $ 1,500 to offer subsidies and comprehensive home inspections to low income elderly and disabled homeowners living in the town of Niskayuna
2007 Grant Recipients
Birchwood Elementary PTO: $1900 to provide a basketball system that will serve the physical education needs of K-2 and special needs students
Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady: $1000 to assist with renovation of the historic Niskayuna Grange Building and former one-room schoolhouse
Glencliff Elementary School: $1500 to help replace the school sound system for use for presentations for students and outside community groups such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
Jewish Community Center: $1000 to be added to donations needed to fund a performance-quality Grand Piano for community programs
Niskayuna DARE: $500 to sponsor a summer running program encouraging health and fitness in young people
Niskayuna High School Class of 2008: $600 to rent a facility for a healthy alternative after-prom activity
Niskayuna High School English Department: $1000 for a writer-in-residence program benefiting students from learning-disabled to gifted
Northeastern Association of the Blind: $880 to offer eye screenings to children in Niskayuna Day Care facilities
Rosendale Elementary PTO: $500 to support an after-school Spanish enrichment program for 1st and 2nd graders
Schenectady Theatre for Children: $1000 to offer the Great Minds Series historical performance in Niskayuna Schools
Town of Niskayuna Recreation Department: $1000 for furniture for the Senior Center
Umbrella of the Capital District: $1500 to complete home inspections for low-income elderly and disabled homeowners in Niskayuna
United Way of the Greater Capital Region: $2500 to fund a collaborative project with the Schenectady County Public Library to stimulate early learning and literacy
Van Antwerp Middle School: $2500 to support an anti-bullying program in response to teacher concerns
Van Antwerp Middle School Drama Club: $500 for a sound system to be used for productions, as well as for other clubs and community groups
Volunteer Physicians Project of Schenectady (Schenectady Free Health Clinic): $2000 to fund necessary, non-narcotic drugs for needy Niskayuna residents
2006 Grant Recipients
Caitlin’s Memories, Inc.: $655 to fund the Caitlin’s Memories Project at the Bellevue Woman’s Hospital
Catholic Charities of Schenectady County: $1,000 for the Family Counseling Program to provide clinical counseling to residents of the Niskayuna community
Challenger Learning Center of the Greater Capital Region, Inc.: $1,050 to help off-set the capital costs of acquiring and installing custom-built state of art space simulators and mission control equipment
Craig Elementary School PTO: $3,000 to install and create an outdoor learning and event area in the school court yard
Friends of the Class of 2007: $600 to help fund a healthy alternative after-prom activity.
Hillside Elementary School PTO: $1,000 to fund safer, updated playground equipment at Hillside School
Niskayuna Friends of Music: $1,050 to present a workshop and performances to middle and high school student by South African musician Francois Le Roux
Niskayuna High School English Department: $1,500 to continue the Writer in Residence program
Niskayuna Safe Routes Committee: $500 to purchase tee shirts for participation in the Ride to School Day
Rosendale Elementary School PTO: $1,200 to expand the Leveled Book Library and provide more students with access to more reading materials that will meet each student’s need and interests
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.: $3,000 to provide in-school mentoring and shared stands concert between the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra and the Niskayuna High School orchestra
Schenectady Theater for Children, Inc.: $1,500 to underwrite the performances of the Great Minds program in the Niskayuna School District.
Umbrella of the Capital District, Inc.: $1,000 to provide subsidies and comprehensive home inspection to low-income elderly and disabled homeowners living in the Niskayuna town and school district
2005 Grant Recipients
Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks: $3,800 to purchase computers and video equipment for historic preservation
Bellevue Hospital: $897 to assist with a nine-week educational program
Birchwood PTO: $1,030 to purchase and install Adaptive Swing Set for handicapped children
Jewish Community Center: $3,000 for the early childhood playground facilitating outdoor activity and exercise for increasing numbers of young daycare and after school children
Niskayuna Day Care: $2,000 to purchase equipment and to assist with the ongoing needs for expansion and improvement of the facility
Niskayuna Drama Club: $1,000 to be used toward the purchase of a light system at the Little Theatre in the Niskayuna High School
Niskayuna English Department: $1,500 to support the High School “writer-in-residency” program
Niskayuna High School PTO: $2,100 to purchase one display case to recognize and encourage academic achievements
Niskayuna Lacrosse Club Inc.: $3,000 to assist in the purchase of safe equipment for an expanding community-based program
Town of Niskayuna Recreation Department: $1,000 to purchase handicapped equipment at the town pool
2004 Grant Recipients
Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady, Inc.: $3,500 to purchase a PowerPoint system to facilitate informational and educational presentations to schools and community groups
Glencliff School PTO: $3,200 to replace cross county ski equipment used for gym classes, the after school program, and Cub Scout troops
Jewish Community Center: $1,000 to be used for the early childhood playground
Niskayuna Friends of Forensics: $1,100 for a second year of a speech and debate program at both Niskayuna middle schools
Niskayuna High School Class of 2006: $600 to fund a safe, healthy alternative for the junior class post prom celebration.
Niskayuna Youth Basketball: $500 to assist in the purchase of basketball equipment
Niskayuna Youth Court: $500 for program offering a voluntary alternative to the criminal justice system for first-time offenders where they are tried and judged by their peers
Proctors Theatre: $1,000 to fund a dance residency program at Rosendale School
SAFE Inc.: $1,000 to help create an Educational and Recreational Center for homeless, runaway and/or throwaway youth, providing an alternative to street life
Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM): $1,000 to provide emergency groceries through the food pantry to Schenectady County families and individuals in need
Schenectady Theatre for Children, Inc.: $1,600 to help underwrite the Great Minds program at the Niskayuna Library with live actors portraying such characters as Mozart, Einstein and Beethoven
Van Antwerp Middle School: $400 to underwrite a program for Niskayuna youth to help the Double “H” Hole in the Woods Camp
WIRO-Iroquois Middle School: $3,000 to purchase new equipment to help keep this student- run television station operating
Young Musicians Forum: $1,600 to provide funding for two concerts, offering an opportunity for young professional musicians to perform in public as well as providing concerts for Niskayuna residents
2003 Grant Recipients
Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady, Inc.: $2,500 to be used for the construction of a new educational nature trail along the Mohawk River
Friends of Niskayuna Crew Club: $3,500 to be used toward the costs to replace the existing docks at the Aqueduct Park
Niskayuna Branch of the Schenectady County Public Library: $1,200 to be used for the funding of an adult and family program series
Niskayuna Community Action Program (NCAP): $1,600 to be used for operating expenses for the President’s Student Service Challenge Program, a national program which encourages and recognizes community service by youth and adults
Niskayuna Friends of Forensics: $1,100 to be used for the creation of a new after-school speech and debate program for both Iroquois and Van Antwerp middle schools
Niskayuna Friends of Music: $1,200 to be used for a new music appreciation program for elementary-age school children
Niskayuna Soccer Club: $1,200 to be used for field improvements to provide for safer facilities
Niskayuna Youth Court: $3,800 to be used for operating expenses and training for this program offering a voluntary alternative to the criminal justice system for first time offenders where they are tried and judged by their peers
WIRO-Iroquois Middle School: $3,840 to be used to purchase new television equipment including a new camera, VCR and title maker for the Iroquois student-run television station