Albany Community Foundation

The Albany Community Foundation was formed in 2001 to create a way to expand charitable giving in Albany. Our goal is to encourage and develop local philanthropy and to serve as a resource through which charitable funds may be directed to meet the needs of local organizations and emerging community needs.

Have a project or program that needs funding?

Submit a Grant Request today! Albany Community Foundation has supported other programs in the past. Just fill out the simple form, and we will review the proposal to make sure it is in line with our mission.

Grant Recipients

Please fill out a Grant Report to let us know how it went and how we might improve our program.

Cover of Albany: Stories from the Village by the Bay

Karen Sorensen is an Albany-based writer, local historian, and fifth-generation Californian. She has authored numerous articles about Albany history and wrote Images of America, Albany (2007). Her new book, Albany – Stories from the Village by the Bay, includes rich details about Albany’s incorporation, early dynamite factory explosions, Charles MacGregor-the “Builder of Albany,” Albany’s namesake hill, the city’s schools and historical train systems, and more. To order the book, email storiesfromalbany@gmail.com and Karen will donate a percentage of profits to the Albany Community Foundation. Visit Karen’s site for more information.