Learn, Grow, Succeed

The mission of the Albany Fund for Education is to enhance opportunities for students to learn, grow, and succeed. Equity of opportunity is important to us, as is supporting the unique needs of different learners.

We are focused on bringing opportunities to students, regardless of their socio-economic status, and supporting teachers and staff as they craft successful ways to open up the world for their students.


We believe:

  • A high-quality public education is fundamental to an equal, civil society.
  • Socioeconomic circumstances should not limit students’ ability to achieve academically.
  • Support from the community can encourage creativity and intellectual curiosity.
  • We can ensure contributions are directed towards enriching the education of Albany’s children.
The Albany Fund for Education (AFE) is a not-for-profit corporation in the city of Albany, NY that connects good ideas with community resources to enrich the education and address the challenges of students in the Albany City School District - a district with tremendous assets but also a 60% poverty rate.
"AFE builds community partnerships, raises funds, and invests in innovative and effective programs that strengthen the educational infrastructure of the City School District of Albany."
- Kaweeda Adams, Superintendent, Albany CSD