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.

Build and preserve economic security and independence among low-income individuals and families.

Results Sought:

  1. Increase the number of low-income New Yorkers who are placed in and retain jobs that support economic independence
  2. Increase the number of low-income New Yorkers enrolled in public benefits that complement work
  3. Enable vulnerable populations (e.g., the elderly) to remain in their own homes and communities, with a focus on systemic efforts to address barriers to independence

2009 Grants

Bowery Residents' Committee, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the Horizons Workforce Development Program

CAMBA, Inc.
$35,000
To help fund the continued implementation of CAMBA’s Performance-based Management System

City Harvest, Inc.
$25,000
To help support their work on behalf of hungry New Yorkers

Credit Where Credit Is Due, Inc.
$25,000
To help support the Getting Ahead financial education program for low-income New Yorkers

DOROT, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the Friendly Visiting program

Food Bank for New York City
$125000
To help support the New York City Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign

The HOPE Program, Inc.
$35,000
To help support the job placement program

Hunger Free America, Inc. (formerly New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Inc.)
$75,000
To help increase the Coalition’s capacity for federal and local advocacy and education related to food security, and to help improve the quality of community service initiatives within food pantries and soup kitchens

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.
$100,000
To help support the East Side Case Management Consortium for frail homebound older adults

New York City Employment and Training Coalition, Inc.
$40,000
To help support NYCETC’s employment and training advocacy and communications activities

Project Ezra
$25,000
To help support Project Ezra’s work on behalf of frail, homebound, and immigrant elderly

Search and Care, Inc.
$50,000
For capacity building support to replicate Search and Care’s comprehensive care management model to serve vulnerable seniors in East Harlem

The Way to Work (formerly Vocational Foundation, Inc.)
$75,000
To help support job training, placement, and retention efforts

Workforce Professionals Training Institute
$45,000
To help support the development, implementation, and evaluation of WPTI’s core training programs for workforce development organizations and staff

Year Up, Inc.
$100,000
To help support Year Up NYC, a professional apprenticeship and job training program for disconnected young adults