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

2020 Grants

Hot Bread Kitchen Ltd.
$80,000 (over two years)
For direct relief and recovery support aimed at alumni and, when appropriate, to re-start workforce development programming

$175,000 (over two years)
To integrate economic development and young adult workforce development practices through place-based initiatives that achieve better outcomes for young people

Robin Hood Foundation
$200,000 (over six months)
To provide assistance to New Yorkers who face extreme economic hardship upon discharge from a NYC Health + Hospitals facility following an inpatient hospitalization due to COVID-19

United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc.
$75,000 (over two years)
To develop protocols and systems necessary to support integrated social service delivery at the multi-service Commonpoint Queens Hub