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

2012 Grants

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

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
$75,000
To help support the Parish and Community program's efforts to strengthen client services, case management, community outreach, and advocacy, and an additional $50,000 to support one-time post-Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

City Futures, Inc.
$45,000
To help increase the Center for an Urban Future's capacity for research and advocacy in the field of workforce development

Credit Where Credit Is Due, Inc.
$30,000
To help support financial education for low-income New Yorkers through the Getting Ahead and The Workplace Solution programs

DOROT, Inc.
$50,000
As a final grant 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 program

The HOPE Program, Inc.
$70,000 (over two years)
To help support the job placement program

Hunger Free America, Inc. (formerly New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Inc.)
$50,000
To help support the first year (2013) of the Coalition's Food Secure 2018 Campaign

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
$25,000
In general support as a special one-time contribution to JCCGCI as it responds to the needs of seniors and families in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and rebuilds its organizational infrastructure and program capacity

JobsFirstNYC
$45,000
To help support the Employer Engagement Program

The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
$75,000
To help support the WorkAdvance program in New York City and to help provide the local match for a Social Innovation Fund grant

Search and Care, Inc.
$50,000
As a final grant 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