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

2011 Grants

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

Credit Where Credit Is Due, Inc.
$30,000
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
$125,000
To help support the New York City Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign

Henry Street Settlement
$40,000
As a final grant to help implement capacity building initiatives resulting from the Settlement's executive- transition and strategic plans

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.)
$50,000
To help strengthen and support the Coalition's food security advocacy

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
$50,000
To provide general support for the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island

JobsFirstNYC
$45,000
To help implement the Employer Engagement Program and the upcoming strategic planning process

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.
$75,000
To provide a final year of support for the East Side Case Management Consortium for frail homebound older adults

The New York Community Trust
$50,000
To help support the New York City Workforce Development Fund

The New York Community Trust
$100,000
For the New York City Workforce Development Fund over fifteen months to help support pilot projects, stemming from the Cooperstown Workforce Conference, to improve the coordination and efficacy of the New York City workforce system

Search and Care, Inc.
$50,000
To support refinement, expansion, and increased sustainability of Search and Care's comprehensive care management program serving vulnerable seniors in East Harlem

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