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

2014 Grants

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
$30,000 (over four months)
To help support the feasibility phase of a capacity building project to integrate Restoration's performance and data management systems for workforce development and asset building

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

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
To help support the Parish & Community program's efforts to strengthen client services, case management, and community outreach, along with its capacity to report on the results of these services

Food Bank for New York City
$250,000 (over two years)
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.)
To help support ongoing anti-hunger advocacy through the Food Action Board (FAB) program and year three of the Food Secure 2018 Campaign, with a focus on the administrative and executive agenda

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

To help support and expand the work of the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN)

LEAP, Inc., dba Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
To provide capacity building support for their workforce development programs and services

Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, Inc.
$120,000 (over two years)
To help support financial education programs in community and workplace settings

New York City Employment and Training Coalition, Inc.
To help support NYCETC's efforts to improve the quality of employment and training programs and foster stronger connections among its members

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

Per Scholas Inc.
To help support the implementation of a new Learning Management System for students in its IT workforce development programs in New York City

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

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