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 2018

Change Capital Fund, a project of United Way of New York City
$250,000 (over two years)
To help support the Change Capital Fund's efforts to strengthen neighborhood anchor institutions that seek to increase economic mobility among low-income people in high-poverty neighborhoods

City Futures, Inc.
$25,000
For general support of the Center for an Urban Future’s research and advocacy

Food Bank for New York City
$125,000
To help support Food Bank for New York City's 2019 Free Tax Preparation Program

The HOPE Program, Inc.
$80,000 (over two years)
To help support a job placement program to help New Yorkers living in poverty achieve economic self-sufficiency

Hot Bread Kitchen Ltd.
$70,000 (over two years)
To increase the impact of Hot Bread Kitchen’s workforce development program by quadrupling graduation outcomes and continuing to improve its bakery labor ratio and business model

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
$50,000
To achieve, improve, and sustain gains for needy, vulnerable individuals living in under-served NYC communities such as greater Coney Island

Make the Road New York
$100,000
To provide provide health access and legal services and support to immigrants and their families, and to conduct educational initiatives to assist immigrants preparing for changes in federal policy and enforcement priorities

Make the Road New York
$100,000
To support services, programs, public education, and organizing on behalf of immigrant New Yorkers confronting concerns and risks related to immigration status, healthcare, and other necessary benefits and services

Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, Inc.
$60,000
To help support technology-based enhancements to its financial empowerment services

New York City Employment and Training Coalition, Inc.
$35,000
To provide ongoing communications and convening services to member organizations and the workforce community

The New York Community Trust
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support the New York City Workforce Development Fund

The New York Immigration Coalition, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support for policy advocacy, communications, constituency education, and capacity building on behalf of member organizations serving immigrant New Yorkers

Pursuit Transformation Company Inc. (FKA Coalition for Queens)
$75,000 (over fifteen months)
To help support C4Q’s capacity-building efforts, including its implementation of a new Customer Relationship Management system

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, Inc.
$45,000
To help expand ‘high road’ opportunities in the New York restaurant industry through workforce development training and partnerships

Workforce Professionals Training Institute
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support research on career development within the occupational field of workforce development, as well as to help support WPTI's efforts to review, redesign, and augment its training offerings, leadership-development programs, and peer-learning initiatives, and to expand the modalities it uses to deliver these resources

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 2018

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support data-driven policy research and advocacy to help inform and shape the implementation and development of affordable housing in communities throughout NYC

Bronx River Alliance, Inc.
$125,000 (over two years)
To help coordinate capital improvements and promote public use of the Bronx River Greenway

Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support direct services to New York City’s low- and moderate-income homeowners through a citywide network of community-based partners; to explore new models for harnessing the network’s capacity and impact; and to support capacity building and new project development by the Center

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

The Horticultural Society of New York, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership program's assistance to community-based organizations managing public plazas

Neighborhoods First Fund for Community Planning
$100,000
To support the Neighborhoods First Fund's collaborative grantmaking

Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn Inc. (OSA) (dba North Brooklyn Parks Alliance (NBK Parks))
$45,000 (over fifteen months)
To help support the development of a network of parks groups in North Brooklyn