Who We Support

The Wright Family Foundation supports organizations and programs that create opportunities for long-term and sustainable impact. We collaborate with other community resources, both private and public, in common areas of interest to further leverage the impact to our communities. Grants are available for capital projects and program support.


Transforming distressed areas into neighborhoods of opportunity by leveraging private, public and community resources.

Jobs & Career Support

Empowering people to overcome adverse circumstances and to gain job skills that provide access to sustainable career opportunities.


Striving to inspire hope in urban youth by supporting not-for-profit educational and empowerment programs.

Trusted Community Partner

In addition to these primary focus areas, the Foundation also supports
non-profits that serve the social needs of our communities.


Who We Are

The Wright Family Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1997 to provide funding in support of neighborhood revitalization, jobs & career support, education, and social needs. Initial funding for the foundation was provided with a generous donation from SI Group, Inc.

Celebrating more than 110 years in business, SI Group is a leading global developer and manufacturer of chemical intermediates, specialty resins, and solutions that are critical to the quality and performance of countless industrial and consumer goods. SI Group is a global leader with a local presence in 10 countries, more than 2,700 employees, and customers in more than 90 countries.

For more information about SI Group, click here.

Pictured left to right: Chairman, Heather Ward; Treasurer, Robert McQueen; Secretary, Linda Nizolek; Meghan Frazier and Chad Kilbourne; and Vice Chairman, Ashley Palm







Grant Giving Guidelines and Eligibility

In order for an organization to be eligible to receive funding from The Wright Family Foundation, it must meet the following criteria:
  • The requesting organization must be designated by the Internal Revenue Code as a tax-exempt organization [501(c)(3), 501(a), or 501(c)(4)], and must provide a copy of its IRS tax exemption letter/certificate at the time of application.
  • The requesting organization must be located in one of the counties where SI Group, Inc., maintains facilities in North America, namely:
  • - Schenectady County, New York
  • - Brazoria & Harris Counties, Texas
  • - Cocke County, Tennessee
  • - Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Or, if the requesting organization is located outside these geographic areas, it must substantiate it has a major impact on the citizens who live in these counties.

  • The requesting organization must seek funding that falls within the foundation's main areas of focus, namely: neighborhood revitalization, jobs & career support, and/or education. Funding requests that support social needs will also be considered.
  • Grant requests must be a minimum of $1,000.
  • After an organization receives a grant, it must submit a Grant Report Form upon completion of its project before it can be considered for additional funding.
  • Applicants must also wait three years from the previous grant approval date before being eligible to reapply for additional funding.
  • The foundation does not provide grants to religious organizations; however outreach projects and programs sponsored by religious organizations may be considered if they fall within the parameters of the foundation's main focus areas.
Application Deadline Dates
Applications may be submitted anytime, and may be held until a formal review period (June, September and December). To be considered during a review period, submissions are due by the 15th day of the prior month.

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P: 518.347.4530

PO Box 1046

2750 Balltown Road

Schenectady, NY 12301

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