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 2024

Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service
To support follow through on a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative

The HOPE Program, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To support capacity building at a critical juncture:  a leadership transition coupled with a recent strategic plan and its 40th organizational anniversary

$200,000 (over two years)
To integrate economic development and young adult workforce development practices in NYC through all of JobsFirst’s Solution areas

The Knowledge House Fellowship, Inc.
To support technology training programs for young people in NYC

Phipps Neighborhoods, Inc.
To place young people in career-track employment and to guide and support progress in their new positions

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 2024

Change Capital Fund, a project of United Way of New York City
$325,000 (over two years)
To support Change Capital Fund's capacity building of nonprofit, community-based organizations in high-poverty neighborhoods

Community Service Society of New York
$150,000 (over two years)
For education and capacity building to support NYCHA Residents and the future of their housing

New Economy Project
$100,000 (over two years)
For organizing, coalition building, and policy advocacy in support of community land trusts and to help expand the supply of permanently affordable housing

The New York Community Trust (GoVoteNYC Collaborative Fund)
$200,000 (over two years)
To support GoVoteNYC, a collaboration of New York City-based donors committed to strengthening democracy through civic engagement