Strengthening Communities

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

2008 Grants

Bowery Residents' Committee, Inc.
To help support the Horizons Workforce Development Program

To help implement their Performance-based Management System

City Futures, Inc.
To help develop a Human Capital Plan that articulates NYC's human capital needs over the next twenty years and recommends policy changes needed to ensure that the City is prepared to meet the demands of an evolving economy

To help expand Information & Referral services by hiring a new I & R Coordinator

To help support the Friendly Visiting program

The HOPE Program, Inc.
To help support the job placement program

Hunger Free America, Inc. (formerly New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Inc.)
To help support the Beyond the Soup Kitchen Initiative

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.
To help create and develop the East Side Case Management Consortium for frail homebound older adults

The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
$500,000 (over two years)
To help create the MillionTreesNYC Training Program pilot for disconnected young adults aged eighteen to twenty-four

Project Ezra
To help support Project Ezra's work on behalf of frail, homebound, and immigrant elderly

Search and Care, Inc.
For capacity building support to replicate Search and Care's comprehensive care management model to serve vulnerable seniors in East Harlem

Seedco & The Non-Profit Assistance Corporation
$600,000 (over three years)
To help support the EarnMore career advancement program

The Way to Work (formerly Vocational Foundation, Inc.)
To help support VFI's job training, placement, and retention efforts

Workforce Professionals Training Institute
To help support the planning and delivery of training and technical assistance programs and the development of a New York State Workforce Development Credential

Year Up, Inc.
To provide support for expansion of Year Up NYC, a professional apprenticeship and job training program for disconnected young adults