Let the third round begin!

Residents have the opportunity to apply for a share of up to $250,000 in TNC grant funding to help bring their ideas to life.”. Go to our blog to see how many already have an idea – or at least the germ of one – of how they’d like to spend it.

The Schenectady Foundation will host information sessions through August. The first was Tuesday at Northside Village Community Room on Van Vranken Avenue.

More will be:
• Wednesday Aug. 24 @ 1 p.m. at the Phyllis Bornt Branch Library at 948 State St
• Thursday Aug. 25 @ 5:30 p.m. at the Mont Pleasant Branch Library at 1036 Crane St
• Sunday Aug. 28 @ 1 p.m. at the Karen B. Johnson Library at 99 Clinton St
• Wednesday Aug 31 @ 5:30 p.m. at the Karen B. Johnson Library at 99 Clinton St

We hope to see you at any of them! Questions? Contact Kristi Milligan at kmilligan@schenectadyfoundation.org or (518) 393-9500.

The brainstorming began at the Electric City Barn when The Schenectady Foundation announced the third round of the Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge, which encourages and empowers Schenectady residents to make the changes they want to see in their community.

Kristi Milligan, director of grants and community programs for the Foundation, was impressed with not just the number of people who came to the kickoff event, but with the quality of the ideas that were already shared.

“This event brought together so many different people; some who have participated in the first two rounds of TNC and some who haven’t,” Milligan said. “Stories were shared, connections were made, and the ideas really started to flow. The buzz in the room was exciting, and we can’t wait to see the ideas start rolling in!”