Niskayuna Community Foundation
15th Anniversary Day of Service
September 26, 2015
The Niskayuna Community Foundation (NCF) is proud to be celebrating our 15th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone we will be hosting a community-wide day of service on September 26, 2015. We invite you to join us for this anniversary event, support wonderful local causes, and join in on all of the fun!
For 15 years, our community has invested in the NCF. This has allowed us to distribute more than 175 financial grants to organizations which make life better for Niskayuna residents. We have also awarded more than 60 scholarships to Niskayuna’s college-bound students.
Through the day of service we will raise awareness about the organizations that serve our town, forge relationships between volunteers and charities, and connect the Niskayuna business community with the groups that enrich our lives and care for some of our most vulnerable community members.
The Niskayuna Community Foundation enhances the quality of life in the Niskayuna town and school district through organized philanthropy. The Niskayuna Community Foundation:
- Distributes grants to support arts and culture, education, health, recreation, environment, and human services programs and projects
- Offers flexible, effective giving opportunities for donors
- Acts as an enduring resource to augment community programs and initiatives
With a booming local population, financially strapped local governments and school districts, and dwindling public monies for nonprofit organizations, the Foundation needs your help to further strengthen the Niskayuna community. All donations are tax-deductible and you will be recognized in Community Connections, our annual newsletter, and on our website.
The Niskayuna Community Foundation operates as an affiliate of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, both of which are part of a rapidly growing community foundation movement nationwide. More than 700 community foundations across the United States work to enhance and improve their hometowns through a variety of projects. Community foundations build endowments for their community and distribute grants to meet community needs. Foundations like the Niskayuna Community Foundation are often referred to as the school & town “insurance policy for the future.”
The Bridge Builder
By Will Allen Dromgoole
An old man going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
Through which was flowing a sullen tide
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way;
You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build this bridge at evening tide?”
The builder lifted his old gray head;
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followed after me to-day
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been as naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”