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

2010 Grants

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

To help fund the continued implementation of CAMBA's Performance-based Management System

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

To help support the Friendly Visiting program

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

Henry Street Settlement
To help support the development and implementation of an executive transition plan

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

Hunger Free America, Inc. (formerly New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Inc.)
To help strengthen and support the Coalition's food security advocacy

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
$75,000 for general support and a one-time special contribution of $75,000 to help create a board-designated reserve fund to help promote the agency's financial health

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

The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
$300,000 (over two years)
To help continue and expand the MillionTreesNYC Training Program for disconnected young adults aged eighteen to twenty-four.

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

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

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

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

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