Two CAP COM volunteers fill backpacks with school suppliesTwo CAP COM volunteers fill backpacks with school supplies

Giving Is What We Do

Supporting initiatives that make a real difference for people.

Our collective impact continues to broaden as we strive to improve the lives of our community members. Our stated mission is to nurture our community by supporting large and small local organizations dedicated to improving the lives of families in New York’s Capital Region. Based on the current needs in our community, we are prioritizing our areas of giving to entities that support:

  • Hunger & Food Insecurity

  • Mental & Behavioral Health

  • Financial Literacy & Workforce Readiness

Infrastructure Initiative Grants

Infrastructure Initiative grants will be awarded to 10 nonprofits. Each will receive $10,000 to help support a major project and sustain the vital services they provide. Examples include equipment needs, building construction, and structural improvements.

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Note: Applications are available through October 12. 

2021 Impact Report

This year’s Impact Report honors our nonprofit partners and celebrates the work of the CAP COM Cares Foundation and our employee volunteers. The Foundation supported more than 140 nonprofit organizations with donations that totaled more than $850,000. Almost 90% of CAP COM staff donated nearly 4,000 hours of volunteer time. Plus, there is a full page devoted to the legacy of CAP COM’s longtime CEO Paula Stopera, who helped found the Foundation almost 20 years ago.

Read the Impact Report

Share the Care

Learn about the hundreds of volunteers who donate thousands of hours of their time to make our community a better place. We focus on our signature programs, such as Coats for Kids, School Backpacks, and Thanksgiving Harvest.

See Signature Programs

CAP COM volunteer helps a school child

How We Can Help You?

The Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations to help fulfill its service mission in New York's Capital Region, and we offer one-time sponsorships for your organization's events, teams, and programs.

Request Nonprofit Partnership Support

Request a One-Time Sponsorship

Let's Connect

Help the CAP COM Cares Foundation make a difference in the lives of people right here in the Capital Region.

About Us

We nurture our community by supporting local organizations dedicated to improving the lives of families in the Capital Region.

Learn About Our Mission

Contact Us

Reach the CAP COM Cares team or submit a media inquiry.

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The people behind the mission of CAP COM Cares lead the way in volunteerism.

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The CAP COM Cares Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID #54-2071140. Your contribution may be tax deductible. Seek advice from a tax advisor for tax deductibility.