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 2019

Food Bank for New York City
To support the Income Tax Program

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To support key areas of organizational capacity aimed at strengthening and sustaining programs and services

To help support the development and implementation of place-based workforce development initiatives that achieve better outcomes for young people

Make the Road New York
$200,000 (over two years)
To support services, education, and advocacy on behalf of low-income  immigrant New Yorkers, with a focus on immigration risks/status and on access to healthcare/benefits

New York City Employment and Training Coalition, Inc.
To help support communications and convening activities

Phipps Neighborhoods, Inc.
To support the Career Network:  Healthcare program

Pursuit Transformation Company Inc. (FKA Coalition for Queens)
To support capacity building efforts including the development of a custom job development CRM platform

United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc.
For planning and development of program and community partnerships in preparation for the opening of a multi-service Queens Hub

Upwardly Global
$70,000 (over eighteen months)
To help dismantle barriers to employment and economic security for immigrant and refugee communities through job market access and equity 

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 2019

City Parks Foundation, Inc.
$120,000 (over two years)
To support the Partnerships for Parks program, which seeks to strengthen park stewardship and equity efforts across New York City

Community Service Society of New York
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support research, advocacy, coalition building, and resident engagement/mobilization with the goal of strengthening the New York City Housing Authority and improving housing conditions

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
For technical assistance to help preserve limited-equity housing cooperatives as a source of affordable homeownership opportunities for low-income families in New York City

Neighborhoods First Fund for Community Planning
To support the Neighborhoods First Fund's collaborative grantmaking

New Yorkers for Parks
$150,000 (over two years)
To support coalition building and community outreach for the Play Fair Coalition

Riders Alliance
$60,000 (over fifteen months)
To help support a campaign for effective, affordable, and accessible mass transit in NYC, with attention to the urgent need to fix the subway system and to implement a fair and effective congestion pricing program to help fund necessary investments