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 2010

Bowery Residents' Committee, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the Horizons Workforce Development Program

CAMBA, Inc.
$35,000
To help fund the continued implementation of CAMBA's Performance-based Management System

Credit Where Credit Is Due, Inc.
$25,000
To help support the Getting Ahead financial education program for low-income New Yorkers

DOROT, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the Friendly Visiting program

Food Bank for New York City
$125,000
To help support the New York City Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign

Henry Street Settlement
$25,000
To help support the development and implementation of an executive transition plan

The HOPE Program, Inc.
$35,000
To help support the job placement program

Hunger Free America, Inc. (formerly New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Inc.)
$50,000
To help strengthen and support the Coalition's food security advocacy

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
$150,000
$75,000 for general support and a one-time special contribution of $75,000 to help create a board-designated reserve fund to help promote the agency's financial health

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.
$85,000
To help support the East Side Case Management Consortium for frail homebound older adults

The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
$300,000 (over two years)
To help continue and expand the MillionTreesNYC Training Program for disconnected young adults aged eighteen to twenty-four.

New York City Employment and Training Coalition, Inc.
$40,000
To help support NYCETC's employment and training advocacy and communications activities

The New York Community Trust
$50,000
To help support the New York City Workforce Development Fund

Search and Care, Inc.
$50,000
For capacity building support to replicate Search and Care's comprehensive care management model to serve vulnerable seniors in East Harlem

Workforce Professionals Training Institute
$45,000
To help support the development, implementation, and evaluation of WPTI's core training programs for workforce development organizations and staff

Year Up, Inc.
$100,000
To help support 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 2010

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the Permanent Affordability Advocacy Campaign to stem the loss of affordable housing in New York City

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
$50,000 (to be used over 15 months)
To help support the Neighborhood Opportunities Fund

Bronx River Alliance, Inc.
$75,000
To help support the Greenway and River Stewardship Programs

Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support foreclosure prevention services for homeowners throughout New York City.

City Parks Foundation, Inc.
$75,000
To help support Catalyst: Reclaiming the Waterfront, an initiative to improve parks at three underutilized sites in New York City.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
$50,000
To help support the First Responder Initiative to assist New York City community development corporations in stabilizing current activities and assets

The Municipal Art Society of New York
$70,000
To help provide communities with planning expertise through the Livable Neighborhoods and CITI Youth programs, as well as through map-making and other technical assistance activities

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.
$100,000
To help support Homeownership Promotion and Preservation Programs and Services

New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service, Inc.
$25,000
To help implement strategies for housing preservation and advocacy related to the predatory equity financing crisis in New York City

New Yorkers for Parks
$125,000 (over two years)
To help support organizational capacity building and efforts to build a stronger coalition of parks advocates, environmental organizations and recreational groups in support of New York City's parks

Prospect Park Alliance, Inc.
$50,000
For general support for the Prospect Park Alliance as it restructures its programs and operations