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AFE is honored to accept donations to the Dr. Alexander Aiello Paley Memorial Scholarship. The world has lost a remarkable young man.The scholarship will recognize AHS seniors who embody the energy and spirit with which Alex lived his live.  Click here to donate and please note that your donation is tax-deductible. 


AFE and CDPHP Announce Second Round of Health and Wellness Grants

Drumming, Zumba and healthy snacks, punching bags and slack-lines - what do all these things have in common? They're all projects supported by the second round of the Health and Wellness grants supported by our partner, CDPHP.  Grants awarded include:

  • Drumming as Meditation at the Albany International Center. Grant funds will support drum circle lessons and the purchase of drums so that students can connect across language and culture while relieving stress.

  • Adventure Phys Ed at Albany High. PE teacher Josh Binfield will use slack-lining to get students outside and help build strength and balance in new and exciting ways.

  • Sensory Room Development at Tony Clement Center for Education. Students experiencing high stress levels will be able to work out anger and anxiety in a positive way to enable them to return to class ready to learn. 

  • Field trips to Bizzy Beez Sensory Gym for special education students from New Scotland Elementary. These students who rarely get to attend traditional field trips will get to stretch their skills in a fun, supportive environment.

  • Stress relief materials to complement Health curriculum for 6th grade students who are taking Health in Albany's K-6 Schools. 

  • Programs to promote physical activity and healthy eating habits at Arbor Hill Elementary School and Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy



News and Events

AFE Responds to the COVID-19 Crisis

Attention educators! Because we are not able to implement our traditional classroom grants - and because we know that you are going above and beyond for your students right now, even as your own lives are stressful and uncertain, the Albany Fund for Education Board has approved a new grant program.

Educators can request between $25-$100 in reimbursement for supplies/resources purchased to assist with online learning or to directly support students. We have up to $5,000 in grant funds available for City School District of Albany teachers and staff. Please click here for the application in Microsoft Word format.

Feed and Read needs your help


Recent funding cuts have forced us to reduce the number of students and schools served by Feed and Read - and we need your help to sustain this important program! It costs $300/year - or $25/month - to provide a student with a backpack for an entire school year. The backpacks include bread, cereal, fresh produce, and coupons for eggs or milk - along with an age-appropriate book each week to help students build literacy habits at home.

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Since its inception in 1998, the Albany Fund for Education (AFE) has brought forward new ideas, approaches and funding to support the children of the Albany City School District. AFE enhances opportunities for students
to learn, grow and succeed through building community partnerships, fundraising, and investing in innovative and effective programs that build equity and strengthen the educational infrastructure of Albany public schools.

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