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
Grants 2008

Bowery Residents' Committee, Inc.
To help support the Horizons Workforce Development Program

To help implement their Performance-based Management System

City Futures, Inc.
To help develop a Human Capital Plan that articulates NYC's human capital needs over the next twenty years and recommends policy changes needed to ensure that the City is prepared to meet the demands of an evolving economy

To help expand Information & Referral services by hiring a new I & R Coordinator

To help support the Friendly Visiting program

The HOPE Program, Inc.
To help support the job placement program

Hunger Free America, Inc. (formerly New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Inc.)
To help support the Beyond the Soup Kitchen Initiative

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.
To help create and develop the East Side Case Management Consortium for frail homebound older adults

The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
$500,000 (over two years)
To help create the MillionTreesNYC Training Program pilot for disconnected young adults aged eighteen to twenty-four

Project Ezra
To help support Project Ezra's work on behalf of frail, homebound, and immigrant elderly

Search and Care, Inc.
For capacity building support to replicate Search and Care's comprehensive care management model to serve vulnerable seniors in East Harlem

Seedco & The Non-Profit Assistance Corporation
$600,000 (over three years)
To help support the EarnMore career advancement program

The Way to Work (formerly Vocational Foundation, Inc.)
To help support VFI's job training, placement, and retention efforts

Workforce Professionals Training Institute
To help support the planning and delivery of training and technical assistance programs and the development of a New York State Workforce Development Credential

Year Up, Inc.
To provide support for expansion of Year Up NYC, a professional apprenticeship and job training program for disconnected young adults

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 2008

Bronx River Alliance, Inc.
To help support the Greenway and Education Programs

Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help New Yorkers facing foreclosure as a result of high-cost loans, and provide start-up support for the Center

City Parks Foundation, Inc.
To help launch Catalyst: Reclaiming the Waterfront

The Municipal Art Society of New York
To help support the MAS Planning Center's technical assistance, training, and outreach programs in New York City

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.
To support capacity building efforts to help meet the needs of those affected by the subprime and foreclosure crisis

New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service, Inc.
To help immigrant organizations increase their knowledge of housing issues, address the immediate housing needs of rent-regulated constituents, and engage in citywide systems change efforts

New Yorkers for Parks
$125,000 (over two years)
To help support the Parks 2009 Campaign

Regional Plan Association
To help support the Campaign for New York's Future, building broad public support for PlaNYC and its comprehensive vision for a sustainable New York City

The Trust for Public Land
To help support TPL's Parks for People—New York City Playgrounds Program