February 8, 2024

KeyBank Invests More than $1.1 million to Support Several Non-Profit Organizations in the Capital Region

In 2023, the KeyBank Foundation invested a total of $1,120,000 in several non-profit organizations in the Capital Region to support workforce development and community initiatives. These grants are part of KeyBank’s commitment to invest $40 billion in the communities it serves and support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

“KeyBank’s purpose is to help the communities we serve thrive. With these investments, we are lifting up and amplifying efforts that will make our neighborhoods even stronger,” said Fran O’Rourke, KeyBank Capital Region Market President. “Each of these organizations play a huge role in making Albany and the Capital Region a great place to live. KeyBank has a long and proud tradition of supporting this community and we are honored to help these non-profits continue their transformative work.”

Included in this total are investments of $400,000 to help Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region expand food justice and family equity efforts and $200,000 to support capacity building initiatives at the Albany Black Chamber of Commerce, which facilitates economic development by implementing a one-stop shop of resources, networking and workshops to advance and empower Black and minority-owned businesses.

Other organizations receiving funding include:

• Affordable Housing Partnership
• Albany Can Code
• Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
• Albany Housing Coalition
• Albany Medical Center
• Bethesda House of Schenectady
• Capital District Women’s Employment Resource Center
• Center for Disability Services
• Columbia County Recovery Kitchen
• Community Caregivers
• Community Empowerment Network
• The Cohoes Connect Project
• Franklin Community Center
• Girls Inc.
• Glens Falls Area Youth Center
• Homeless and Travelers Aid Society
• Joseph’s House Shelter
• Living Resources
• Mission Accomplished Transition Services
• Our Ability Alliance
• The RED Bookshelf
• Unity House of Troy
• Williams-Francisco Initiative
• Women’s Employment Resource Center
• YMCA of the Capital District

“We are honored to stand with and support these non-profits and help them broaden their reach by serving and impacting even more people in our region,” said Tamika Otis, Corporate Responsibility Officer for KeyBank in the Capital Region. “Building inclusive, equitable communities and eco-systems is central to the work all of these organizations do every day in the Capital Region.”

Since 2017, KeyBank has followed through on community commitments totaling more than $1 billion in the Capital Region supporting affordable housing and community development projects; small business and home lending to low-to-moderate income individuals and communities; and transformative philanthropy.