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Programs and Events


Signature Programs include annual backpacks with school supplies for Capital Region youth, the CAP COM Cares Tour, Reality Fairs, Thanksgiving meal deliveries, Holiday “Adopt-a-Family” and “Adopt-a-Senior” giving, and scholarships.


Programs & Events



The Foundation offers more than 30 educational scholarships and awards to young adult members pursuing higher education each calendar year.

School Backpacks

School Backpacks

We work with nearly 25 partners and schools to provide 800 children with brand new backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, pens, folders and other school supplies.

Random Acts of Kindness

CAP COM Cares Tour

Each August, the CAP COM Cares Foundation shares the warmth by delivering random acts of kindness throughout the Capital District. You never know where our Dream Big van will pop up next!

Making Strides

Making Strides

CAP COM and the CAP COM Cares Foundation have been flagship partners of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for more than 21 years.

Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids

With the help of our partners, including B. Lodge & Company in Albany, the Foundation provides hundreds of children with warm winter coats each year.



With help from Hannaford Supermarkets, the Foundation assembles and delivers more than 300 Thanksgiving baskets to Capital Region families.

Winter Holidays

Winter Holiday Giving

We work closely during the holiday season with our partners to support programs such as Senior Angels, Marillac Family Shelter Holidays, Adopt-a-Family, and CEO Holidays.


Fundraising Programs

Parton of the Foundation

Patron of the Foundation

Make a meaningful difference in the lives of people in need as a Patron. Your recurring donation sustains Foundation programs that directly assist local individuals and families.

Big Benefit Raffle

BIG Benefit Raffle

Each spring the Big Benefit Raffle, our largest fundraising event, offers ticket holders a chance to win up to $10,000 while supporting the Foundation.

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

The CAP COM Cares Golf Tournament provides our business partners a great day on one of the region’s top courses, with all proceeds directly supporting our mission.

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We partner with many of our local businesses on events and promotions using our social media channels. Interact with us on all your favorite sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Let's get the conversation going!

Contact Us

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.