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 2019

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

Bronxworks, Inc.
$75,000 (over fifteen months)
To help support the development and implementation of a data system that will enhance service delivery and the documentation of outcomes

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
To support a project aimed at modernizing and strengthening client data management infrastructure

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
$150,000 (over fifteen months)
To help at-risk immigrants across Brooklyn and Queens by linking them to a range of legal and social services and preparing them and their families for the possibility of deportation or separation

Cause Effective, Inc.
$65,000 (over two years)
To support the entry, promotion, satisfaction, and success of professionals of color in fundraising within NYC nonprofits 

Center for Migration Studies of New York
$90,000 (over sixteen months)
To examine the extent to which fear inhibits access to public services, programs, and benefits by New York City immigrants

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc.
$35,000 (over fourteen months)
To help support a public education campaign with the goal of building public awareness and public will to address the issue of family homelessness

Citizens Union Foundation, Inc.
To support Gotham Gazette, the flagship online publication of Citizens Union

$125,000 (over two years)
To support an independent, nonprofit newsroom dedicated to hard-hitting reporting that serves the people of New York

City Limits
$30,000 (over two years)
To help support investigative reporting on New York City, with special attention to issues affecting marginalized communities

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc. (dba FPWA)
To support further development, quality improvement, outreach, and enhanced utilization of an online Federal Funds Tracker

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

BoardStrong (FKA Governance Matters, Inc.)
To provide recruitment and placement services, supported by board-building consulting and training services to New York City nonprofits, and to fully integrate the charitySTRONG and boardnetUSA platforms, improving their functionality and capacity for track outcomes

Grand Street Settlement, Inc.
To provide capacity building support for the development of a new strategic plan

The Hispanic Federation, Inc.
To support an initiative to drive higher rates of participation in Census 2020 within hard-to-count Latino communities in New York City

The New York Community Trust
$75,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support the New York State Census Equity Fund, a donor collaborative to ensure a fair and accurate count of New York State and City residents for Census 2020

Nonprofit New York, Inc. (FKA Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc.)
$10,000 (over six months)
To help support organizational rebranding in keeping with a recently adopted strategic plan

Philanthropy New York, Inc.
For general operating support

ProPublica, Inc.
$50,000 (over two years)
To help support reporting concerning New York’s public institutions, including accountability reporting on policies, practices, and program implementation with the goal of stimulating positive change

SeaChange Capital Partners, Inc.
$175,000 (over three years)
To be divided as follows:  $150,000 to renew support for the New York Merger and Collaboration Fund and $25,000 to provide operating support for other New York-focused work

Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
To support strategic planning aimed at providing a blueprint for operations, program priorities, and sustainability for the next five years

Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Inc.
To help support services for NYC nonprofits that aim to strengthen strategy and management, organizational navigation, and executive search

United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc.
$120,000 (over two years)
To support leadership in advancing policy and program objectives on at least two priority issues of interest and concern to members each year

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