Affiliations & Community Partners

Welcome to the Affiliations & Community Partners section of St. Catherine’s, where our commitment to fostering meaningful connections comes to life. At St. Catherine’s, we take pride in our extensive network of affiliations with esteemed organizations that share our values and vision. These partnerships enable us to amplify our impact and extend our reach within the community.

Collaborating closely with these like-minded entities empowers us to continually enhance the quality of our services and broaden the scope of opportunities we offer. Each affiliation is a testament to our dedication to creating a nurturing environment for growth, learning, and positive change. Together, we strive to make a collective difference and build a stronger, more interconnected world.

Professional Affiliations

Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce

Driving regional growth since joining the Capital Region Chamber in 2015, supporting Tech Valley’s economic vitality.

CARES of NY, Inc.

Partners with St. Catherine’s to end homelessness through community planning, program data, supportive housing, and awareness-building.

Child Welfare League of America

Partners with St. Catherine’s  to collaborate on initiatives and programs aimed at improving the well-being and outcomes of vulnerable children and families.

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

Rrepresenting over 550 businesses, fosters engagement, community learning, and best practices for a wide range of businesses.

Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA)

Partners with St. Catherine’s Center for Children to promote and advocate for quality services and support for children, families, and individuals in need.

Council On Accreditation

An international, independent, nonprofit organization that accredits human and social service providers.

Family Focused Treatment Association

Partners with St. Catherine’s to enhance and promote best practices in family-centered, trauma-informed care for children and youth in foster and therapeutic family settings.

Greene County Chamber of Commerce

Equips members for business success and advocates for their interests with lawmakers, facilitating information on regulations and government engagement.

Guilderland Chamber of Commerce

Dedicated to strengthening member businesses and community involvement in order to stimulate growth and a positive town image within our local economy.

New York State Coalition for Children’s Mental Health Services

Partners with St. Catherine’s to promote and advocate for quality services and support for children, families, and individuals in need.

New York State Coalition of 853 Schools

Partners with St. Catherine’s to enhance and promote best practices in family-centered, trauma-informed care for children and youth in foster and therapeutic family settings.

Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Collaborates closely with St. Catherine’s to support the growth and welfare of children and families within the community.

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Advocates for nearly 1,000 members, fostering business growth and promoting the collective strength of its members.

United Way of Northeastern
New York

Working together to enhance the well-being of children and families in the region through joint initiatives and efforts.

Community Partners

Academy of The Holy Names

Dedicated to empowering students to become innovative thinkers and courageous, faith-filled builders of a better world. Their core values emphasize respect, diversity, and a commitment to faith, justice, and service.

Albany Guardian Society

Enhances seniors’ lives and collaborates with St. Catherine’s for an annual Kinship Care Forum, connecting seniors caring for relatives with resources for success.

Broadview Federal Credit

Committed to the philosophy of people helping people. Through financial investments, volunteer days and more, Broadview has developed a meaningful partnership with St. Catherine’s.

Catholic Charities of The Diocese of Albany

Serving 100,000 people annually in the Albany Diocese, addressing basic needs and advocating for the vulnerable, emphasizing diversity and accessibility.

Christian Brothers Academy

A boys’ college prep school in Albany with small classes, STEM, AP, and a 100% college acceptance rate, accredited by NY State Board of Regents and Middle States Association.

Jazzy Sun Birthdays

Makes homeless and low-income children feel like kings and queens for a day by celebrating their birthdays with personalized parties. Every child deserves a birthday party!

Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Offering support and services since 1854, serving diverse backgrounds. It uniquely addresses the needs of the Jewish community.


Supports St. Catherine’s effort to prepare individuals for thriving futures. Their funding priorities focus on neighbors, education and workforce. Through grants and sponsorships, they support bright futures for those we serve.


Ensures the health and safety of older community members, while St. Catherine’s collaborates with them to assist kinship families who take guardianship of related or close family friends’ children.

Lions Clubs International

Lions serve. That is their mission. They have partnered with St. Catherine’s to provide trainings, support programming, award grants, contribute donations, and so much more.

M&T Bank

Supports local organizations, like St. Catherine’s Children for Children by volunteering its time and investing in essential programming.

MVP Health Care

Committed to making a positive, healthy impact in the communities it serves. We’ve partnered with MVP to strengthen our efforts of providing programming and resources to those in need in our community.

New York State Kincare Coalition

St. Catherine’s is part of the NYS KinCare Coalition, which advocates for kinship caregivers in New York, addressing issues like benefits, court matters, and funding for support services throughout the state.

New York State Kinship Navigator

Offers information and support to kinship caregivers across New York State and partners with St. Catherine’s to assist relatives caring for children not in foster care.



Actively supports St. Catherine’s through a deep partnership that includes volunteer efforts, food drives, and various initiatives, significantly improving the lives of children in the community.


St. Pius X Church

Serving the Loudonville community’s faith, outreach, and relationships.