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Our branches will be closed on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving Click here to learn more.

As we monitor health conditions in the Capital Region and adhere to official guidance, CAP COM may experience staff shortages. We appreciate your patience if you encounter longer wait times, or if your branch has shifted to drive-thru or appointment-only services. Please check back for the most up-to-date information.

Making a Difference

Who's Making a Difference?

Students and educators, your outstanding service in the community and classroom deserves recognition and support. CAP COM grants the $1,000 Making a Difference Awards to six students and three teachers each year.

Making a Difference Awards: $1,000 each

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This award recognizes students and teachers who are devoted to helping others. Do you know a student whose phenomenal service to others is changing lives for the better? Is there a teacher whose boundless excitement for learning and community service merits special recognition? Tell us how they are making a difference.

You can nominate a student or teacher for the Making a Difference Award and tell us about their efforts. CAP COM grants awards for exceptional service to:

Six Students
This $1,000 award is granted to six community-minded, middle or high school students – plus $100 to a charity of their choice.

Three Educators
The $1,000 award goes to three teachers to support a classroom initiative – plus $100 to a charity of their choice.

Eligibility: Students between the age of 13-18 and individuals in the field of education can be nominated for this award.

Selection of winners:The CAP COM judging committee has notified the 2020 winners. Check back for specifics in 2021. 


* Nominations must be received by May 15, 2020. Winners of a Making a Difference award granted by the CAP COM Cares Foundation within the past two years are not eligible. CAP COM and subsidiary employees, volunteers, and their families are not eligible.


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Contact us with your questions about the CAP COM Cares Foundation or an upcoming event.

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.