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.

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

2010 Grants

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
To help support the Permanent Affordability Advocacy Campaign to stem the loss of affordable housing in New York City

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
$50,000 (to be used over 15 months)
To help support the Neighborhood Opportunities Fund

Bronx River Alliance, Inc.
To help support the Greenway and River Stewardship Programs

Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support foreclosure prevention services for homeowners throughout New York City.

City Parks Foundation, Inc.
To help support Catalyst: Reclaiming the Waterfront, an initiative to improve parks at three underutilized sites in New York City.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
To help support the First Responder Initiative to assist New York City community development corporations in stabilizing current activities and assets

The Municipal Art Society of New York
To help provide communities with planning expertise through the Livable Neighborhoods and CITI Youth programs, as well as through map-making and other technical assistance activities

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.
To help support Homeownership Promotion and Preservation Programs and Services

New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service, Inc.
To help implement strategies for housing preservation and advocacy related to the predatory equity financing crisis in New York City

New Yorkers for Parks
$125,000 (over two years)
To help support organizational capacity building and efforts to build a stronger coalition of parks advocates, environmental organizations and recreational groups in support of New York City's parks

Prospect Park Alliance, Inc.
For general support for the Prospect Park Alliance as it restructures its programs and operations