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 2023

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
To build an Exponent Case Management database for two immigration hotlines

Cause Effective, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To assess and further refine Preparing the Next Generation, a program that enhances the skills and networks of BIPOC leaders and promotes equity within fund development

Civic News Company (aka Chalkbeat Inc.)
To support Chalkbeat New York

$100,000 (over two years)
To support the general operations of THE CITY, a not-for-profit digital newsroom serving the people of New York City through independent journalism

City Futures, Inc.
$60,000 (over two years)
To provide general support for operations, research, publishing, and communications

City Limits
$50,000 (over two years)
To expand and strengthen the use of data in both investigations and reporting

Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc. dba LiveOn NY
$90,000 (over two years)
To advocate with and on behalf of aging services providers to maintain and enhance the resources, policies, and programs that support older New Yorkers

CUNY Office of K-16 Initiatives
$75,000 (over eleven months)
For CUNY Network for College Success

The Education Trust
$50,000 (over fourteen months)
To support the pilot of a Parent Advocate Policy Lab for Early Childhood in NYC

Good Shepherd Services
$200,000 (over two years)
To support the next phase of economic mobility work across all GSS programs

BoardStrong (FKA Governance Matters, Inc.)
$80,000 (over two years)
To provide governance support and training to nonprofit organizations, with a focus on those based in or serving New York City

Human Services Council of New York City, Inc.
$120,000 (over two years)
To support convening, education/training, and policy advocacy, on behalf of member agencies and the human services sector

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

Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. (dba INCLUDEnyc)
To support free, multilingual programming that gives youth with disabilities and their families crucial tools, resources, and direct assistance

Rocking the Boat, Inc.
$60,000 (over two years)
To improve the quality and effectiveness of the Youth Development Program curriculum

SeaChange Capital Partners, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support its assistance to NYC nonprofits in need of discrete analysis and support

Student Success Network
$200,000 (over two years)
For general operating support for the Student Success Network

Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Inc.
To support assistance to NYC nonprofits related to leadership, management, and executive transition