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

2012 Grants

The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.
$100,000 (over two years)
To help support activities to promote the creation and preservation of affordable housing in New York City

Bronx River Alliance, Inc.
$150,000 (over two years)
To help support the Greenway Program

Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support foreclosure prevention services for homeowners throughout New York City

Council on the Environment, Inc. dba GrowNYC
To help support their work on behalf of green spaces and community gardens

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

The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
To help support the New York City Housing & Neighborhood Recovery Donors Collaborative

New Yorkers for Parks
$125,000 (over two years)
To help support research, advocacy, and education to help ensure that parks and open spaces across the five boroughs are well-funded, well-maintained, and safe for the enjoyment of all New Yorkers

Prospect Park Alliance, Inc.
For general support for the Prospect Park Alliance as it strengthens its programs and operation, and further develops its constituency