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

2018 Grants

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support data-driven policy research and advocacy to help inform and shape the implementation and development of affordable housing in communities throughout NYC

Bronx River Alliance, Inc.
$125,000 (over two years)
To help coordinate capital improvements and promote public use of the Bronx River Greenway

Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support direct services to New York City’s low- and moderate-income homeowners through a citywide network of community-based partners; to explore new models for harnessing the network’s capacity and impact; and to support capacity building and new project development by the Center

Council on the Environment, Inc. dba GrowNYC
To help support their work on behalf of community gardens and open spaces

The Horticultural Society of New York, Inc.
To help support the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership program's assistance to community-based organizations managing public plazas

Neighborhoods First Fund for Community Planning
To support the Neighborhoods First Fund's collaborative grantmaking

Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn Inc. (OSA) (dba North Brooklyn Parks Alliance (NBK Parks))
$45,000 (over fifteen months)
To help support the development of a network of parks groups in North Brooklyn