The Tech Valley Center of Gravity is a dynamic, innovative community of makers, entrepreneurs, creatives and enthusiasts, and a key part of the revitalization of downtown Troy and the broader Capital Region. But don’t take our word for it, here is what Governor Andrew M. Cuomo had to say:

“Tech Valley Center of Gravity plays a vital role in helping the Capital Region’s tech industry flourish,” — Excerpt from 8/9/15 Press Release

Throughout our growth, we have been supported by many individuals, companies and municipal and state government agencies. We have received gifts and grants from organizations like Empire State Development, SEFCU, Ecovative, Laban Coblentz, and many more generous people and organizations. While we strive to be fully supported by memberships, there remains an ongoing need for support from our community to sustain and grow the Tech Valley Center of Gravity, and we hope YOU will help!

Interested in helping the future of makers in the Capital Region? Tech Valley Center of Gravity is officially a 501(c)3 charitable organization. So not only are your donations a tax write-off for you, if your employer matches charitable donations, they too will receive a tax write-off. Your donations help fund operations, sponsor equipment and help provide affordable programming and facilities for the benefit of the entire Tech Valley community:

  • Generating 100’s of local jobs
  • Exposing more than 8,000 kids to STEAM curriculum each year
  • Supporting dozens of start-ups and building an entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Leading the democratization of manufacturing and invention
  • Providing a shared DIY space for hundreds of members

We have the following sponsorship tiers, with additional benefits for each tier coming soon:

 VISIONARY – $5,000+ / year

TRAILBLAZER – $2500 / year

INNOVATOR – $1000 / year

INSPIRED – $500 / year

ENTHUSIAST – $250 / year


To make it convenient, we offer donation options through PayPal (which allows you to also use credit cards):


 If you prefer to donate by check, make your it check payable to “Tech Valley Center of Gravity” and mail it to us at 30 Third Street, Troy, NY 12180.

Please support the Tech Valley Center of Gravity with a tax-deductable donation today. To discuss an in-kind or planned gift, or for more information, contact our executive director, Holly Cargill-Cramer, at 518.244.3544 or