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,…

BACDYS Neighborhood Tour Nov. 2nd, 2016

Posted on November 4, 2016

On Tuesday, November 2nd, we joined Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services (BACDYS) on a tour of City Line, Brooklyn. In partnership with the Asian American Federation (AAFederation), BACDYS invited city officials, community organizers, partner organizations, and local residents…

Going Beyond Feedback Loops

Posted on October 27, 2016

Foundations and nonprofits need to know how the clients they serve feel about the services they offer, and whether these services effectively improve lives. But measuring client satisfaction is a concept borrowed from the private sector that involves feedback loops through data-collection –…

Storycorps Podcast Series

Posted on October 10, 2016

Gabriel Sayegh and Mujahid Farid 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, and…