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 2014

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
$30,000 (over four months)
To help support the feasibility phase of a capacity building project to integrate Restoration's performance and data management systems for workforce development and asset building

Bowery Residents' Committee, Inc.
$45,000
To help support the Horizons Workforce Development Program

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
$75,000
To help support the Parish & Community program's efforts to strengthen client services, case management, and community outreach, along with its capacity to report on the results of these services

Change Capital Fund, a project of United Way of New York City
$250,000 (over two years)
To help support the New York City Change Capital Fund donor collaborative

Food Bank for New York City
$250,000 (over two years)
To help support the New York City Earned Income Tax Credit Program

The HOPE Program, Inc.
$70,000 (over two years)
To help support the job placement program

Hunger Free America, Inc. (formerly New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Inc.)
$50,000
To help support ongoing anti-hunger advocacy through the Food Action Board (FAB) program and year three of the Food Secure 2018 Campaign, with a focus on the administrative and executive agenda

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
$50,000
To provide general support for the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island

JobsFirstNYC
$50,000
To help support and expand the work of the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN)

LEAP, Inc., dba Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
$50,000
To provide capacity building support for their workforce development programs and services

Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, Inc.
$120,000 (over two years)
To help support financial education programs in community and workplace settings

New York City Employment and Training Coalition, Inc.
$25,000
To help support NYCETC's efforts to improve the quality of employment and training programs and foster stronger connections among its members

The New York Community Trust
$75,000
To help support the New York City Workforce Development Fund

Per Scholas Inc.
$40,000
To help support the implementation of a new Learning Management System for students in its IT workforce development programs in New York City

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 2014

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
$140,000 (over two years)
To help promote the creation and preservation of affordable housing in New York City

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Inc.
$30,000
To help support the development of an Adopt-a-Greenway program to help maintain initial segments of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

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

Council on the Environment, Inc. dba GrowNYC
$35,000
To help support their work on behalf of green spaces and community gardens

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
$50,000
To help support the First Responder Initiative and Hurricane Sandy capacity building programs for New York City community development corporations

New Yorkers for Parks
$120,000 (over two years)
For general support to help create an equitable, well-maintained and well-preserved parks system and foster a strong, vocal, and informed constituency for parks across the five boroughs

Prospect Park Alliance, Inc.
$40,000
To provide general support for the Prospect Park Alliance as it strengthens its programs and operations, further develops its constituency and volunteer base, and integrates the LeFrak Center and lakeside parkland into its landscape management strategy