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 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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The Hoosick Area Church Association Food Pantry has been serving residents in the Town of Hoosick since the mid-1970’s. The pantry provides supplemental food assistance to hundreds of low-income, fixed-income, disabled, and senior residents annually and food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. In recent years, however, the food pantry had experienced rising operational costs because of an antiquated heating and cooling system that was unreliable and expensive to maintain. In addition, the food pantry had no way to refrigerate and display fresh produce received from the Regional Food Bank. Food pantry volunteers knew that [...]

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Preschoolers in the Capital Region are learning about the arts in exciting ways thanks to a grant from the Foundation. The Arts Center of the Capital Region launched Studio Sprouts, a twice weekly hands-on arts program for children ages 2-5 years old. The 90-minute drop-in sessions offer music, visual arts, drama, and other artistic experiences for children and their adult caregivers.  Arts programs like Studio Sprouts help children build social skills, critical thinking skills, and emotional maturity. These skills are vital for success as they progress to the next stage of education. Response by Capital Region families has been strong, [...]

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