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 2018

Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.
To provide direct assistance and training to low-income, vulnerable New York City families who are trying to obtain the support and services their children need to succeed in school

$40,000 (over two years)
To help support board recruitment and consulting services for the New York nonprofit community

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
To support recruitment, coordination, and supervision of volunteer law-student advocates and enhance capacity to meet increased demand for legal services, guidance, and information among immigrant New Yorkers

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
To provide support for efforts to maintain, build, and enhance the capacity of existing programs and services, including emergency food sites, youth programs, and immigrant legal assistance

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
$150,000 (over fifteen months)
To develop and pilot a multi-service  Immigrant Family Emergency Assistance Program aimed at strengthening immigrant family preparedness and support services

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support for CCC's work on behalf of New York City's children and youth

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc.
To develop a public awareness video series to engage New Yorkers in the Campaign for Children (C4C) priorities

City Limits
To help support investigative reporting on the issues of New York City, especially those affecting marginalized communities

The East Harlem School at Exodus House
$100,000 (over two years)
To help the East Harlem School continue to expand operations and strengthen programs

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc. (dba FPWA)
To support the launch and continued development of a federal budget tracking tool, and a range of programs and services aimed at strengthening members agencies and other NYC nonprofits

The Foundation Center
For general operating support

BoardStrong (FKA Governance Matters, Inc.)
To provide capacity building support as Governance Matters integrates charitySTRONG with GM's own online and personalized board recruitment and placement services, educational roundtables and events, and other organizational consulting services, and further strengthens and expands its stakeholder and funder base

Grand Street Settlement, Inc.
To conduct a needs assessment to inform the design of comprehensive, community-specific youth programs for the agency’s intergenerational space located in the new Essex Crossing Community Center

Grantmakers in Aging
$5,000 (over twenty-two months)
To help support the 2019 Annual Conference in New York City

Lawyers Alliance for New York
$60,000 (over two years)
To provide business and transactional legal representation, education, and consulting services to NYC nonprofits

Make the Road New York
To support a mental/emotional health initiative aimed at building new skills, services, and resources to help address the needs of members experiencing high degrees of fear and stress, while providing support to staff

New York City Youth Funders
$5,000 (over two years)
To support the NYC Youth Funders network

The New York Community Trust (Fund for New Citizens)
$200,000 (over two months)
To help support The Fund for New Citizens' efforts to build the effectiveness and capacity of New York City's immigrant-led and immigrant-serving nonprofits

The New York Immigration Coalition, Inc.
To help support a Rapid Response initiative focused on strengthening the capacity of member organizations to reach and educate their communities

New York Interschool Association, Inc.
To provide capacity building funds to support a part-time consultant to identify and mentor faculty of color and under-represented minorities and match these candidates with administrative and leadership positions in independent schools

Nonprofit New York, Inc. (FKA Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc.)
$60,000 (over two years)
To strengthen, promote, and protect the New York City-area nonprofit sector

The Partnership for Inner-City Education
$125,000 (over two years)
To help build the Partnership's Advancement Team to expand the donor base and increase the amount of funds raised

Philanthropy New York, Inc.
For general support

The Queens Borough Public Library
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support an Out-of-School-Time Outcomes Analyst and the development of an outcomes-driven, evidence-based, measurement-focused framework for the Library’s out-of-school-time programs

Queens Community House, Inc.
$35,000 (over fifteen months)
To help implement the first phase of an agency-wide database system using a Salesforce platform

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 general support for policy analysis and advocacy; member education, peer learning, and services; and the incubation and facilitation of innovative programming

United Way of New York City
$100,000 (over two years)
To build UWNYC's capacity to serve as a backbone organization empowering collective impact networks to increase educational outcomes, financial strength, and stability in low-income communities

Youth Development Institute
To support the Career Internship Network and to pilot an intervention to support using data for program enhancement