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

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 2023

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support its core work with and on behalf of 80+ member organizations which focus on housing, economic, and racial justice in service of a more just, affordable, and equitable New York

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
For general support

Citizens Housing & Planning Council of New York, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To support housing-related research and education programs 

City Parks Foundation, Inc.
$110,000 (over two years)
To support the Partnerships for Parks program, which seeks to strengthen park stewardship and equity efforts across New York City

City Parks Foundation, Inc. (Green Relief and Recovery Fund)
$200,000 (over twenty months)
To support the expansion of the NYC Green Fund into a long-term campaign to provide financial, network, and technical support for open space stewards

The Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To help implement a centralized data and evaluation system to promote internal learning and program efficiency

Green Guerillas, Inc.
To provide capacity building support for the Youth Empowerment Pipeline - a three-year, three-tier leadership development program

Natural Areas Conservancy
$75,000 (over eighteen months)
To further develop and pilot test an expanded fellowship and workforce development program focused on entry points and career pathways in NYC natural areas restoration

Neighborhoods First Fund for Community Planning
$350,000 (over two years)
To help support the Neighborhoods First Fund

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance (FKA Friends of Van Cortlandt Park)
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide capacity building support during its implementation of a new strategic plan