Wednesday, 22 December 2021 16:36

Pioneer Presents $3,000 Donations to 21 Local Nonprofit Locations

Recipients holding their donation checks together with Pioneer executives. Photo provided. Recipients holding their donation checks together with Pioneer executives. Photo provided.

ALBANY — Aligned with its charitable mission of “Helping Kids Be Kids” and its recognized commitment to supporting children, families, and communities throughout the Capital Region, Pioneer has presented $3,000 donations to each of 21 local nonprofit organizations. With these donations, Pioneer has now exceeded $1 million in giving to the Capital Region community since its Charitable Foundation was launched in 2018. 

The donations were made during a check presentation ceremony at Pioneer’s headquarters in Albany. 

Each of the nonprofit organizations receiving donations are located in, and serve residents of, the Capital Region. They include: AIM Services, Inc., Autism Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady, Capital District YMCA, CEO, Crossroads Center for Children, Family and Child Services of Schenectady, 15-LOVE, Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS), Hope 7, Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club, Living Resources, Northern Rivers, Rensselaer County Department for Youth, SEAT Center, Things of My Very Own, Troy Youth Association, Unity House, Vanderheyden, and Wildwood Programs. 

Since being established in 2018, Pioneer’s Charitable Foundation has supported more than 375 local organizations that focus on the health and welfare of children, addressing critical needs such as housing, nutrition, and health care, and providing educational, social, and recreational opportunities. In addition to financial support, Pioneer’s employees are actively engaged in outreach efforts, volunteering more than 10,000 hours and helping to select organizations to receive funding. 

Organizations seeking charitable requests establish a Pioneer employee link prior to the request being completed; the employee then assists with submitting a request for consideration. Importantly, all administrative costs of the Foundation are covered by Pioneer, ensuring that 100% of all donations go directly to local charitable organizations. 

Individuals interested in supporting the Pioneer Charitable Foundation may make a secure online donation at

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