CDPHP® Foundation

A Foundation for Giving

Our Mission

The mission of the CDPHP® Foundation is to support and promote health, wellness, and education in our community through philanthropy and service.

Giving Is Our Tradition

CDPHP has established deep roots in the communities we serve, cultivating close ties and supporting the mission of countless civic, cultural, and charitable organizations. Since the founding of CDPHP in 1984, our corporate giving program has donated millions of dollars and contributed thousands of volunteer hours to extend the reach and impact of numerous charities, improving the lives of residents in our service area.

The Foundation Board of Directors
Under the guidance of our Board of Directors (listed below), CDPHP Foundation advances our tradition of community stewardship and complements our robust sponsorship program.

John D. Bennett, MD, Chair Robert Hinckley
Gennaro A. Daniels, MD, Ex Officio
Gerald D. Jennings
Kathy Leyden Dr. Lee McElroy


Help Us Make A Difference

If you’d like to join us in making a difference, please consider making a donation. Your contribution will go directly toward funding a program or project that enhances the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Please contact Kate Townsend at  
for additional information. We look forward to working with you!

CDPHP Treadmill Challenge to benefit American Heart Association

Who and How the Foundation Helps

As our philanthropy has grown over the years, so too have the requests for financial support. While CDPHP still considers all funding inquiries, the growing needs of the community and the volume of requests have prompted us to align our giving with our organization’s mission and goals. Accordingly, The Foundation targets programs and initiatives that impact the following areas:

  • Community health and wellness
  • Social services
  • Education
  • Cultural arts

Key Requirements
The following requirements must be met to qualify for funding from the CDPHP Foundation:

  • The proposed program or project must benefit communities in our service area.
  • Applicants must be registered as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization as defined under IRS guidelines.
  • Organizations must provide evidence of sound fiscal and administrative management.
  • Organizations must demonstrate financial need related to the proposed project or program.
  • Organizations must comply with all requests for reports related to use of funds and the efficacy and impact of the funded program or initiative.

CDPHP Foundation does not fund the following:

  • General operating or administrative costs, fundraising, or advertising
  • Partisan, political, or exclusively denominational programs or initiatives
  • Intermediary funding agencies

community nonprofit support

Extending Our Reach to Those in Need

In addition to supporting the CDPHP Foundation, employees raise funds and tackle hands-on projects for a number of local charitable organizations, including those dedicated to preventing and treating disease, addressing food insecurity, and assisting families and individuals living in poverty or facing health crises.

Among the charitable activities we sponsor are:

  • Quarterly blood drives at CDPHP

  • Monthly meal preparation for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House

  • Holiday gift program for needy families

  • Community service projects, such as our annual back-to-school drive

habitat for humanity building

Help Us Strengthen Our Community

The work of the CDPHP Foundation is made possible through the generosity of our employees, members, friends, business partners, and the community at large. We invite you to make a donation so together we can continue to advance programs and projects that change lives and our community for the better.

Your contribution will directly fund worthy causes throughout the year and may be tax deductible (consult your tax advisor).

Act Now to Make a Positive Difference

Simply follow the directions on the right to make a contribution. We’ll take it from there to ensure your donation has a positive impact on the community!

Please contact Kate Townsend at ✉ for additional information. We look forward to working with you!

How To Donate

  • Send a check made payable to "CDPHP Foundation"
  • Mail your check to:
    CDPHP Foundation
    6 Wellness Way
    Latham, NY 12110
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