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 2015

Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support the final phase of The Campaign for the A.R.T./New York Theatres, a campaign to secure affordable performance space for New York City's Off and Off Off Broadway theatres over the next 99 years

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

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
To be divided as follows: $100,000 to provide general operating support and $50,000 to support capacity building work with federated agencies

Children's Museum of Manhattan
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide capacity building support for a communications initiative to support current programmatic and long-term institutional goals

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc.
To help support the Campaign for Children

Citizens Union Foundation, Inc.
To help improve Gotham Gazette and strengthen their development capacity

Civic Consulting USA
To help support this initiative to aggregate and coordinate the provision of high-capacity corporate pro bono support to the City of New York in health, economic development, environmental sustainability, education, affordable housing, and transportation

The Educational Alliance, Inc.
To provide capacity building support to help expand the executive management team and dashboard database

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

The Foundation Center
To provide general support for the Center's work in New York City

Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
To help support the Student Success Network, a project of the Partner Program of the Fund for the City of New York

Graduate NYC!
To help support the operations and further development of NYC College Line

Human Services Council of New York City, Inc.
To help fund the newly formed Commission to Examine Nonprofit Human Services Organization Closures, which will examine recent nonprofit closures and mergers in an effort to identify systemic causes and develop recommendations to address them

Lawyers Alliance for New York
To help provide business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations working in areas of mutual interest to the Foundation and Lawyers Alliance

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

The New York Immigration Coalition, Inc.
To provide general support for its work on behalf of immigrant communities, including for outreach and efforts to strengthen coordination, effectiveness, and quality in legal and related assistance for immigrants seeking administrative relief and benefits

Philanthropy New York, Inc.
For general support

Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Inc.
To help support Executive Transition Management and turnaround and restructuring services for the New York City nonprofit sector

United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc.
For general support of efforts to advocate for conditions that support and recognize the multi-faceted human services work of its members in diverse NYC communities, strengthen the organizational capacity and stability of its member agencies, and define its role and and demonstrate its impact through a time of transition in leadership

Youth Development Institute
To help support the Career Internship Network