The Foundation has an historic interest in ensuring that individuals and families living in the city have access to the services and resources they need to pursue and sustain successful lives. The Foundation invests in organizations, programs, and projects that achieve results aligned with the objectives outlined below. Please note that the "Results Sought" reflect the specific outcomes of interest to us.

Build and preserve economic security and independence among low-income individuals and families.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase the number of low-income New Yorkers who are placed in and retain jobs that support economic independence
  2. Increase the number of low-income New Yorkers enrolled in public benefits that complement work
  3. Enable vulnerable populations (e.g., the elderly) to remain in their own homes and communities, with a focus on systemic efforts to address barriers to independence

Promote and sustain the availability of, and equitable access to, essential community resources needed to support stable, healthy communities, with an emphasis on systemic efforts.

Results Sought:

  1. Preserve and/or increase the quality and amount of affordable housing
  2. Preserve and/or increase the quality and availability of well-maintained parks and open spaces, and other essential community resources
Grants 2021

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To support its work with and through its member organizations, designed to advance affordable housing production and preservation and equitable economic development in New York City

City Parks Foundation, Inc.
$110,000 (over two years)
To support the Partnerships for Parks program, which seeks to strengthen park stewardship and equity efforts across New York City

The Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To implement aspects of FAC's strategic plan

The New York Community Trust
To help support the GoVoteNYC collaborative fund

Van Alen Institute
To help support Neighborhoods Now, a community-led COVID-19 response initiative that connects local organizations representing small businesses and other community constituents with pro-bono services from the design field and various professional areas to assist with re-opening and longer-term recovery efforts