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

2011 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

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
$50,000
To help support the Neighborhood Opportunities Fund

Bronx River Alliance, Inc.
$75,000
To help support the Greenway Program

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, Inc.
$25,000
To help build the sustainability of the park by developing and launching a laddered membership campaign

City Parks Foundation, Inc.
$50,000
To help support Catalyst: Reclaiming the Waterfront, an initiative to improve parks at three underutilized sites in New York City

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
$50,000
To help support the First Responder Initiative to help New York City community development corporations stabilize current activities and assets

The Municipal Art Society of New York
$50,000
As a final grant to help support the Livable Neighborhoods program, which provides technical assistance, training in planning skills, and essential tools for community activists and New York City's planning community

Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support Homeownership Promotion and Preservation Programs and Services

New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service, Inc.
$25,000
As a final grant to help support state-level advocacy leading to stronger housing code enforcement and affordable housing preservation

Prospect Park Alliance, Inc.
$40,000
For general support for the Prospect Park Alliance as it strengthens its programs and operations