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 2015

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support a capacity building project to integrate Restoration's performance and data management systems for workforce development and asset building, and youth development

Bowery Residents' Committee, Inc.
$45,000
For a final grant to help support the Horizons Workforce Development Program

City Futures, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the Center for an Urban Future's capacity for research and advocacy in the field of workforce development

Hunger Free America, Inc. (formerly New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Inc.)
$50,000
To help support year three of the Food Secure NYC 2018 campaign and to further build the leadership skills of members in community-based Food Action Boards

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

JobsFirstNYC
$58,000
To help support and expand the work of the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN)

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

NPower NY, Inc.
$35,000
To help support the Technology Service Corps workforce development program for disconnected youth in New York

Single Stop USA, Inc.
$68,000
To help support a public-private partnership to launch an "integrated benefits-access" pilot program at publicly-funded senior centers in NYC

Workforce Professionals Training Institute
$50,000
To help support the development, implementation, and evaluation of WPTI's training, technical assistance, and leadership development 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 and the launch of the Professional Training Corps model

YMCA of Greater New York
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support the South Bronx and Jamaica Y Roads Centers, which improve education and employment opportunities for out-of-school and out-of-work youth

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 2015

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, Inc.
$50,000
To help support a Strategic Plan, in concert with Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, that will provide a detailed plan for public programming in the park over the next five years

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

The Horticultural Society of New York, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership

Natural Areas Conservancy
$50,000
To help analyze and disseminate data from NAC's citywide social and site assessment of natural parkland, and to help parks and stewardship groups to use this data to inform conservation and restoration efforts, raise awareness, and foster civic engagement

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To help at least 1,100 low-and moderate-income families continue to live in New York City, through the sustainable acquisition or preservation of homeownership

New York Restoration Project
$50,000
To help measure and evaluate the Cultivating Community Program in order to have a better understanding and gauge what these green oases contribute to urban life

Prospect Park Alliance, Inc.
$50,000
To help underwrite the costs of a strategic planning process to help the Alliance identify future objectives that serve the Prospect Park and its visitors