Albany Public Schools Foundation was formed and incorporated in 1984 by a group of concerned citizens to help meet the educational needs of youth in the Greater Albany Public School District. With an initial donation of $500, the Foundation was financially established and has flourished with the generous support of local community leaders and businesses. From the initial donation, the Foundation's assets have grown to a total of $2,235,918 as of fiscal year-end June 30, 2020. The Foundation manages over $880,167 in endowments that have been primarily established for scholarship purposes through bequests and other planned gifts.
Currently, the Albany Public Schools Foundation's board of directors is made up of 23 members. These dedicated individuals include active and retired teachers and administrators, local business leaders and dedicated community members.
The Foundation's impact is realized through classroom grants to teachers, enrichment grants to principals, the Student Assistance Program, suicide prevention funding, and scholarships to graduating seniors. This past year, the Foundation awarded the following:
- $49,900 in Classroom Grants
- $69,098 in Elementary Enrichment Grants
- $134,837 in Scholarships
- $66,000 through the Student Assistance Program
- $5,600 Suicide Prevention Program (Sources of Strength)
- $15,000 for library books & reading aids to all 13 elementary schools
- 2,000 Covid-19 care packages.
Check out our 2020 Impact Report!