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 2020

Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.
$60,000 (over two years)
To provide direct assistance, information 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

Bronx Community Relief Effort, a project of DreamYard Project, Inc.
To provide support to the Bronx Community Relief Effort to help stabilize Bronx nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic

Bronxworks, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To support the BronxWorks Quality Assurance Project

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
To support continued work on a new client data management system, and to contribute to direct client relief during the COVID-19 pandemic

Civic News Company (aka Chalkbeat Inc.)
To support Chalkbeat New York's efforts to inform the education debate and policymaking

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support for CCC's work on behalf of New York City's children and youth

Citizens Union Foundation, Inc.
$30,000 (over two years)
For operational support of Gotham Gazette, including daily reporting and the development of in-depth series

To support the development of a five-year strategic plan for Citymeals-on-Wheels

Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc. dba LiveOn NY
For general support

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc. (dba FPWA)
To promote racial and economic equity through targeted programmatic and leadership skills-building initiatives with member nonprofit agencies

BoardStrong (FKA Governance Matters, Inc.)
To provide board recruitment and placement services to New York City nonprofits, supported by board-building consulting and training

Graduate NYC!
To support the Network for College Success

Human Services Council of New York City, Inc.
For advocacy and support to NYC human services agencies providing essential services to New Yorkers through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Lawyers Alliance for New York
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide business and transactional legal services to strengthen nonprofits serving low-income New Yorkers, and to help them manage and respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

New York Cares, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To strengthen fundraising capacity in order to support delivery of more effective citywide programming that is both measurable and responsive to community need

The New York Community Trust (Fund for New Citizens)
$200,000 (over two years)
To support The Fund for New Citizens' collaborative efforts to build the capacity of community-based immigrant-led and immigrant-serving nonprofits to advocate for, educate, and serve immigrants who live and work in New York City

The New York Community Trust
To help support the grantmaking component of the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, with $250,000 allocated to Fund's Arts and Culture pool and $250,000 allocated to the Human Services pool

The New York Immigration Coalition, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
For statewide advocacy, organizing, technical assistance, training, and public education to advance and protect immigrant rights and integration

Nonprofit New York, Inc. (FKA Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc.)
$70,000 (over two years)
To support programs, services, and resources that help NYC-area nonprofits thrive and succeed in building stronger communities

The Partnership for Inner-City Education
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support to the Partnership Schools

Philanthropy New York, Inc.
$34,700 (over two years)
For general operating support

Red Hook Initiative
$100,000 (over two years)
For general operating support of this community-based, multi-service organization through the transition of its founding executive director

Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. (dba INCLUDEnyc)
To provide general operating support for INCLUDEnyc’s work serving young people with any disability and their families in New York City

Ronald McDonald House of New York Inc.
To help increase its capacity to address the urgent non-medical needs of pediatric patients and their families staying at RMH-NY facilities which have been severely impacted by COVID-19

Safe Horizon, Inc.
$75,000 (over eighteen months)
To support capacity-building and/or emergency response strategies at a key juncture

Student Success Network
To provide general operating support for the Student Success Network, a project of the Fund for the City of New York

Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Inc.
To empower and build the capacity of nonprofits and and their leaders