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

2018 Grants

City Futures, Inc.
$25,000
For general support of the Center for an Urban Future’s research and advocacy

Coalition for Queens
$75,000 (over fifteen months)
To help support C4Q’s capacity-building efforts, including its implementation of a new Customer Relationship Management system

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
$50,000
To achieve, improve, and sustain gains for needy, vulnerable individuals living in under-served NYC communities such as greater Coney Island

Make the Road New York
$100,000
To support services, programs, public education, and organizing on behalf of immigrant New Yorkers confronting concerns and risks related to immigration status, healthcare, and other necessary benefits and services

Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, Inc.
$60,000
To help support technology-based enhancements to its financial empowerment services

New York City Employment and Training Coalition, Inc.
$35,000
To provide ongoing communications and convening services to member organizations and the workforce community

The New York Immigration Coalition, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To provide general operating support for policy advocacy, communications, constituency education, and capacity building on behalf of member organizations serving immigrant New Yorkers

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, Inc.
$45,000
To help expand ‘high road’ opportunities in the New York restaurant industry through workforce development training and partnerships

United Way of New York City
$250,000 (over two years)
To help support the Change Capital Fund's efforts to strengthen neighborhood anchor institutions that seek to increase economic mobility among low-income people in high-poverty neighborhoods

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