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

2016 Grants

American Ballet Theatre
$150,000 (over two years)
To help provide organizational capacity building support

ArtsPool, a project of Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To provide capacity building support to help ArtsPool expand its administrative-infrastructure services to nonprofit arts organizations in the areas of finance, workforce administration, and compliance

To help nonprofit organizations in New York City identify and recruit engaged and productive new board members

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
To provide capacity building, program development, and direct service support across CCANY's federated agencies

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 New York City's children and youth

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc.
To help support the Campaign for Children (C4C)

Citizens Union Foundation, Inc.
To provide general support for Gotham Gazette and a $10,000 one-time capacity building grant to help achieve the goals of the strategic plan, particularly around branding and the launch of a new website

City Limits
$75,000 (over two years)
To build a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database and communication program that fuels the conversion of engaged readers to paid members and donors, expands outreach to new audiences and communities, and improves impact through targeted community engagement

Civic Consulting USA
To support refinement of a client-service model focused on public-sector agency transformation, including development and testing of a toolkit to be used in assessing the transformation readiness and capacity of its agency clients

ExpandEDSchools (formerly The After-School Corporation)
To support the development of a coordinated and sustainable summer learning system in NYC and document and disseminate best practices of summer learning

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc.
To support production of a report presenting the perspectives and experiences of member agencies on the impact of a number of city policies related to economic equity, and to support continued development and evaluation of educational programs within the Center for Leadership Development

The Foundation Center
To provide general support

Fund for the City of New York, Inc.
To provide general operating support for the Student Success Network, a project of the Partner Program of the Fund for the City of New York

Governance Matters, Inc. (aka Volunteer Consulting Group, Inc.)
$75,000 (over eighteen months)
To help support transition of VCG Governance Matters's business, service and staffing model to one led by the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON)'s administrative and service capacity, bolstered by the addition of a full-time Program Coordinator

Graduate NYC!
To support NYC College Line, New York City’s digital resource designed to help high school and college students, as well as their college counselors, navigate college application, matriculation, and completion

Grand Street Settlement, Inc.
To provide capacity building support following the completion of a strategic plan

Lawyers Alliance for New York
$60,000 (over two years)
To provide business and transactional legal services to nonprofits, including those working in areas of mutual interest to the Altman Foundation and Lawyers Alliance

The New York Community Trust
To help support the Fund for New Citizens' Capacity Building Initiative for Immigrant Organizations

The New York Community Trust
To help support the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in the New York Community Trust and the transition of the Fund's grantmaking program to the Mozilla Foundation

The New York Immigration Coalition, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide general support for services and advocacy on behalf of immigrant communities and member agencies

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc.
$60,000 (over two years)
To leverage NPCC's new leadership to improve and expand programs, services, and benefits, thereby strengthening and improving New York nonprofits and their management practices

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Inc.
$60,000 (over eight months)
To support the development and roll out of a comprehensive three-year strategic plan, aimed at strengthening NPCC and, thereby, the nonprofit sector in the NYC metropolitan region

Notre Dame School of Manhattan
$100,000 (over two years)
To create a Facilitator of Mission and Board Development position responsible for identifying and bringing on new board members and strengthening strategic planning and fundraising

Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation
To help support the addition of a Deputy Director to OBCDC's management team

The Partnership for Inner-City Education
$125,000 (over two years)
To support the continued implementation of a comprehensive academic plan across the Partnership’s network of six schools (Pre-K through Grade 8) in Harlem and the South Bronx

Philanthropy New York, Inc.
To help provide general support

Queens Community House, Inc.
To promote recognition, across QCH sites and programs, of a cohesive QCH brand that is representative of its values, vision, approach, outcomes, and integrated network

SeaChange Capital Partners, Inc.
$125,000 (over twenty-seven months)
To renew participation in New York Merger, Acquistion, and Collaboration Fund (NYMAC), which encourages and supports mergers, acquisitions, and other types of formal, long-term collaborations between nonprofit organizations serving New York City

Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Inc.
To expand the Support Center's consulting work, including nonprofit restructuring, and enhance its executive transition work

United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc.
To provide $50,000 in general operating support for policy and advocacy work in priority areas of interest or concern to NYC's settlement houses and for its portfolio of member services, as well as an additional one-time $25,000 to develop and launch new programs or advocacy initiatives, build stronger and more effective member services, and institute a system to document impact in both arenas

United Way of New York City
$250,000 (over two years)
To help support the New York City Change Capital Fund donor collaborative

Youth Development Institute
To help support the Career Internship Network