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.

Promote and sustain the availability of, and equitable access to, essential community resources needed to support stable, healthy communities, with an emphasis on systemic efforts.

Results Sought:

  1. Preserve and/or increase the quality and amount of affordable housing
  2. Preserve and/or increase the quality and availability of well-maintained parks and open spaces, and other essential community resources

2009 Grants

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the Permanent Affordability Advocacy Campaign to stem the loss of affordable housing in New York City

Bronx River Alliance, Inc.
$75,000
To help support the Greenway and Education Programs

City Parks Foundation, Inc.
$75,000
To help support Catalyst: Reclaiming the Waterfront

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
$50,000
To help support LISC NYC’s First Responder Initiative to assist NYC CDC’s in stabilizing current activities and assets

The Municipal Art Society of New York
$85,000
To help provide communities with planning expertise through the Livable Neighborhoods and CITI Youth programs, as well as through map-making and other technical assistance activities

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.
$100,000
To help support Homeownership Promotion and Preservation Programs and Services

New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service, Inc.
$25,000
To help develop and implement strategies for housing preservation and advocacy related to the predatory equity financing crisis in New York City

Prospect Park Alliance, Inc.
$50,000
For general support of the Prospect Park Alliance as it restructures its programs and operations

The Trust for Public Land
$100,000
To help support TPL’s Parks for People—New York City Playgrounds Program

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