Welcome Altaf Rahamatulla, Our New Program Officer

Posted on August 3, 2017

This week we welcomed Altaf Rahamatulla to the New York Foundation program team. We couldn’t be more excited. Mr. Rahamatulla comes to us from the Ford Foundation where he served as a program associate on the Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice team. While…

StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on June 7, 2017

Cathy Dang and Grace Shim Every day, we encounter community leaders and organizers whose stories deserve to be shared and celebrated. The New York Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to craft a new lot of short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees,…

Join us on a Virtual Site Visit!

Posted on June 2, 2017

On May 4th, 2017, our trustees and staff explored Gowanus, Brooklyn where there are ongoing discussions about the Gowanus canal and the neighborhood rezoning. From 2003 to present day, there have been numerous government and community initiatives that continue to…

Join us on a Virtual Site Visit!

Posted on May 22, 2017

On May 11th, 2017, our trustees and staff explored Kingsbridge, Bronx where there is an ongoing campaign to transform the Kingsbridge Armory. After the National Guard handed it over to the city in 1993, community residents have fought to have a…

Engage to Change Video Series

Posted on March 20, 2017

Cypress Hills Local Development Coorporation Explore how some nonprofits are shifting the way they engage the people they serve. Learn how community members moved from being recipients of expertise to becoming partners in transforming their own lives, the organization, and…

Introducing Our New Grantees of 2017

Posted on February 15, 2017

BronxPower www.bronxpower.org Profile BronxPower is the vision of community organizers and public-school reform advocates who have deep roots in the South Bronx. Its founders envision a South Bronx that is healthy, economically strong, and where residents can access quality education…

From Battery Park to Foley Square

Posted on January 31, 2017

This weekend saw numerous demonstrations and rallies in response to executive orders that target one of the country’s most vulnerable populations: immigrants. Many current and former grantees were at the forefront of these marches including the Arab American Association of…

Video Series Highlights the Lives of Muslim-Americans

Posted on January 20, 2017

The Secret Life of Muslims This first person series uses humor and empathy to subvert stereotypes and reveal the truth about American Muslims: fascinating careers, unexpected talents, and inspiring accomplishments, providing a counter narrative to the rampant Islamophobia prevalent in…

StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on January 10, 2017

Stephen Heyman and Mike Pratt Every day, we encounter community leaders and organizers whose stories deserve to be shared and celebrated. The New York Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to craft a new lot of short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees,…