The Carlilian Foundation is a private foundation established by the late businessman, community leader and philanthropist Charles W. Carl, Jr., whose estate continues to fund the Foundation, with the intent of providing capital improvement grants to organizations that benefit the people of Schenectady County, New York. 

In addition to its grant program, the Carlilian Foundation is also a major supporter of the Schenectady Rose Garden Restoration Committee which is responsible for improvements to and maintenance of the Rose Garden in Schenectady’s historic Central Park.