Services to Not-for-Profits

A strong and resilient nonprofit sector is essential to the work of the Altman Foundation and to our colleague funders, both private and public. We are only as good as our grantees. In this overarching program area, the Foundation provides support to achieve the results aligned with the objectives outlined below. Please note that the "Results Sought" reflect the specific outcomes of interest to us.

The Foundation provides support to achieve the following:

Results Sought:

  1. Significantly enhance the ability of key umbrella organizations to help their member or constituent agencies address critical community issues in the Foundation's areas of interest
  2. Measurably improve organizational effectiveness or program quality of community-based or other organizations working in the Foundation's areas of interest

2014 Grants

American Museum of Natural History
$120,000 (over two years)
To provide capacity building support for the Museum's Youth Initiatives (YI) pipeline of out-of-school programs

BoardAssist
$25,000
To help nonprofit organizations in New York City identify and recruit engaged and productive new board members

Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc.
$50,000
To provide capacity-building support to strengthen BAC's technological infrastructure and expand usage of the Council's website and online services by artists, arts and administraTors, arts patrons, and consumers

The Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide capacity building support to improve educational outcomes for young people from underserved communities

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
$150,000
To be divided as follows: $100,000 to provide general operating support and $50,000 to support capacity building work with federated agencies

Child Care, Inc. dba Center for Children's Initiatives
$50,000
To help support training and consultation to early childhood programs to implement the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment System and promote the social/emotional development of young children

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support for CCC's work on behalf of children and families

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc.
$20,000
To help support the Campaign for Children

Civic Consulting USA
$50,000
To help support this initiative to aggregate and coordinate the provision of high-capacity corporate pro bono support to the City of New York in health, economic development, environmental sustainability, education, affordable housing, and transportation

Episcopal Social Services
$50,000
To provide capacity-building support for ESS's merger with Safe Space

ExpandEDSchools (formerly The After-School Corporation)
$33,000
To help support the New York City Summer Learning Task Force

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc.
$75,000
To support revitalization and strengthening of policy programs and member engagement

Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
$75,000
To help support the Student Success Network, a project of the Partner Program of the Fund for the City of New York

Graduate NYC!
$50,000
To help support the operations and further development of NYC College Line

Human Services Council of New York City, Inc.
$25,000 (over six months)
To help support, coordinate, and document relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and help develop effective disaster planning and preparedness for the future

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House, Inc.
$40,000
As a final grant to help provide support for fiscal and fund development capacity building projects resulting from its executive-transition plan

Lawyers Alliance for New York
$30,000
To help provide business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations working in areas of mutual interest to the Foundation and Lawyers Alliance

Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, Inc.
$25,000
To help provide capacity building support during an executive leadership transition

New York City Youth Funders
$5,000 (over two years)
To help support the work of the New York City Youth Funders

The New York Community Trust
$50,000
To help support the Fund for New Citizens' Capacity-Building Initiative for Immigrant Organizations

The New York Community Trust
$50,000
To help support the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund

New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
$50,000 (over fifteen months)
To provide capacity building support

The New York Immigration Coalition, Inc.
$70,000
To be divided as follows: $35,000 to support efforts to increase immigrant access to qualified representation, and to health care and health benefits; $35,000 in general support for its work on behalf of immigrant communities in NYS

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc.
$60,000 (over two years)
For general support of NPCC and its work on behalf of the local nonprofit sector

Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation
$60,000
To help support the expansion of Ocean Bay's fiscal management team

The Partnership for Inner-City Education
$100,000 (over two years)
To help develop a strategic academic plan for the six Partnership-network inner-city Catholic elementary schools in Harlem and the South Bronx and to help support the first year of plan implementation

Philanthropy New York, Inc.
$17,350
For general support

Philanthropy New York, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support the Fund for 2025, an initiative to meet the NYC philanthropic community's needs over the next decade

The Pierpont Morgan Library
$120,000 (over two years)
To help build the Morgan Library & Museum's capacity to evaluate and maximize participation in its education programs

ReServe Elder Service, Inc.
$50,000
To help build ReServe's Health Mentors program and expand the number of participating ReServists

SeaChange Capital Partners, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support the NY Merger, Acquisition, and Collaboration Fund, which seeks to encourage and enable mergers, acquisitions, and other types of formal, long-term collaborations among and/or between nonprofit organizations serving New Yorkers

Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Inc.
$50,000
To help support Executive Transition Management and turnaround and restructuring services for the New York City nonprofit sector

Youth Development Institute
$35,000
To help support the Career Internship Network

Zone 126, Inc.
$50,000 (over eighteen months)
To provide capacity-building support to complete the baseline data collection stage of the evaluation and begin implementing its cradle to career partner programs