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

2013 Grants

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
Divided as follows: $75,000 to help launch the planning phase of the Change Capital Fund, a new initiative of the Neighborhood Opportunities Fund, and $25,000 to help provide transition support for the Initiative for Neighborhood and Community Organizing

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

New Yorkers for Parks
$100,000 (over six months)
To help New Yorkers for Parks commission an independent analysis of the maintenance costs for Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support Homeownership Promotion and Preservation Programs and Services

The New York Community Trust
To help support the New York City Workforce Development Fund

Waterfront Alliance, Inc. (FKA Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, Inc.)
To help expand MWA's communication capacity and increase its effectiveness