A strong and resilient nonprofit sector is essential to the work of the Altman Foundation and to our colleague funders, both private and public. We are only as good as our grantees. In this overarching program area, the Foundation provides support to achieve the results aligned with the objectives outlined below. Please note that the "Results Sought" reflect the specific outcomes of interest to us.

The Foundation provides support to achieve the following:

Results Sought:

  1. Significantly enhance the ability of key umbrella organizations to help their member or constituent agencies address critical community issues in the Foundation's areas of interest
  2. Measurably improve organizational effectiveness or program quality of community-based or other organizations working in the Foundation's areas of interest
Grants 2008

To help nonprofit organizations in New York City identify and recruit engaged and productive new board members

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
To provide general support and support organizational development work with affiliated agencies, and to help develop a universal, integrated client information database system to accommodate all Catholic Charities Community Services programs

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
$150,000 (over two years)
To help build information technology and knowledge management capacity in line with CCBQ's strategic plan

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc.
To help support CCC's work on behalf of children and families

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc. (dba FPWA)
To help support FPWA's core programs

The Foundation Center
For general support and for a one-time grant for the New York Capacity Building Initiative

BoardStrong (FKA Governance Matters, Inc.)
To provide support during leadership transition

Hunts Point Alliance for Children
For a six-month grant to help support HPAC's Phase II

Hunts Point Alliance for Children
To help support programming and planning to improve outcomes for the children of Hunts Point

The Institute for Not-for-Profit Management
To help support the INM Scholarship Fund for professional development for leaders and executives of youth service organizations

The New York Community Trust (Fund for New Citizens)
To help support the Fund's Capacity Building Initiative for Immigrant Organizations

New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
To help expand services to the nonprofit arts sector by implementing key recommendations from NYFA's five-year plan

The New York Immigration Coalition, Inc.
To provide general support for advocacy, policy analysis, and educational outreach activities

New York University/Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
$70,000 (over two years)
To help support Developing New Leaders for New York's Nonprofits: Building an Alumni Network for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service

Nonprofit New York, Inc. (FKA Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc.)
To help support NPCC's work on behalf of the local nonprofit sector

Philanthropy New York, Inc.
For general support

Philanthropy New York, Inc.
To help support the 2008 New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards Program

ReServe Elder Service, Inc.
To help bring the skills and experience of retirees to nonprofit organizations

TapFound Inc. dba Taproot Foundation
To provide general operating support and to help provide technical assistance to Altman grantees and other nonprofits

United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc.
For general support of New York activities

United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc.
To help support the UNH Professional Development Program for Middle Managers

Youth Development Institute
To help support the Career Internship Network