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 2017

To help support board consulting services for the New York nonprofit community

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
Divided as follows: $140,000 to help strengthen and expand the provision of direct services to New Yorkers in need and build capacity across affiliated agencies, and $25,000 as a special one-time contribution for initiatives in conjunction with the Catholic Charities Centennial

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc. (dba FPWA)
To provide support for member programs and services, and for policy and advocacy on behalf of member agencies related to its mission to alleviate poverty and open doors to opportunity

BoardStrong (FKA Governance Matters, Inc.)
To help provide capacity building support for the further development of Governance Matters 's business, service, and staffing model

Healthy Humor, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide infrastructure support during Healthy Humor's start-up period and to strengthen its capacity to sustain and expand its reach into New York City pediatric hospitals, nursing homes, and other community venues

The Hispanic Federation, Inc.
$30,000 (over three months)
To support a fund subsidizing application fees for financially needy immigrant New Yorkers who are eligible to apply for renewed work authorization under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

The New York Community Trust (Fund for New Citizens)
To support capacity-building efforts of community-based, immigrant-led nonprofits in New York City through sub-grants from the Fund for New Citizens

New York Interschool Association, Inc.
To support the Faculty Diversity Search program, which identifies and recruits faculty and administrators of color and other underrepresented minorities to teach and work in the New York independent school community

Queens Community House, Inc.
For capacity building priorities, including board development and a needs assessment to help inform its work in the Pomonok Gardens community

Philanthropy New York, Inc.
To help provide general support

ProPublica, Inc.
$60,000 (over two years)
To help support investigative journalism on New York’s public institutions, including accountability reporting on policies, practices, and program implementation with the goal of stimulating positive change

Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Inc.
To help provide capacity building services to New York City nonprofits in the areas of change consulting, professional development, and executive search and transition management

United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc.
To provide $50,000 in general operating support for policy initiatives and $25,000 in support of work to facilitate program innovation and to provide a range of member services designed to build the capacity of NYC settlement houses

Young Invincibles
To support research and policy analysis related to access and equity in higher education and YI's work with #DegreesNYC

Youth Development Institute
To help support the Career Internship Network