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 2021

The Bronx Community Foundation
$25,000 (over six months)
For The Bronx Community Foundation to support The Bronx Digital Equity Coalition

Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York
To strengthen the Feeding Our Neighbors program by building a client/program management database tailored to the complex needs of emergency food programming

Cause Effective, Inc.
$135,000 (over two years)
To provide $100,000 to support the Preparing the Next Generation initiative, and $35,000 in support of general operations

Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
To support Center for Family Life in Sunset Park’s transition to organizational independence

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

City Futures, Inc.
To support efforts to advance fact-based, responsive and actionable policy ideas for ensuring an inclusive and equitable recovery in New York

City Limits
$35,000 (over two years)
To support a redesign of the membership program

Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc. dba LiveOn NY
$90,000 (over two years)
To advocate on behalf of older adults and aging services providers and to mobilize resources to meet their needs through and following the COVID-19 crisis

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc. (dba FPWA)
To provide capacity-building and educational support for the advancement of equity-oriented leadership and service delivery at non-profit member organizations

BoardStrong (FKA Governance Matters, Inc.)
$40,000 (over fifteen months)
To provide board recruitment and placement services to NYC nonprofits, supported by consulting and training services

The Hispanic Federation, Inc.
To support the assessment phase of a digital capacity-building initiative

Human Services Council of New York City, Inc.
$120,000 (over two years)
To support programs, services, and advocacy aimed at strengthening the recovery, resilience, and effectiveness of the NYC human services sector, during and following the COVID-19 pandemic

New York University/Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
To help support the creation and dissemination of policy proposals to help guide NYC's recovery

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

Ramapo for Children, Inc.
For the Youth Development Institute’s development and delivery of asynchronous professional development materials for youth development providers and its assistance to the Career Internship Network

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

SeaChange Capital Partners, Inc.
To support pro bono assistance to NYC nonprofits seeking transaction-related advice/financial analysis and to support the continued planning and launch of the New York Impact Opportunities Fund

Student Success Network
$250,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support for the Student Success Network, a Partner Project of the Fund for the City of New York

Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Inc.
To help empower and strengthen leadership in NYC nonprofits

United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc.
$90,000 (over eighteen months)
To support the advancement of the policy and program objectives of its settlement house members, and develop recommendations on how best to realize their potential in pandemic and post-pandemic resilience and recovery efforts