The Work Ahead

Posted on February 9, 2018

“So that no one is left behind.” By Altaf Rahamatulla Three months ago, Andrea Jenkins was elected to the Minneapolis City Council, becoming the first-out transgender woman of color elected to public office in American history. Jenkins’ victory was emblematic…

StoryCorps Podcast Series: Annetta & Murad

Posted on October 12, 2017

Annetta Seecharran and Murad Awawdeh 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,…

Local Groups on the Front Lines by Altaf Rahamatulla

Posted on October 11, 2017

Local Groups on the Front Lines By Altaf Rahamatulla Cities and states have traditionally been incubators of reform—local policy experiments and innovation have stimulated national discourse and influenced broader efforts. This is especially true in this moment. Though the past…

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day, Oct. 8-9

Posted on October 6, 2017

  Indigenous People’s Day   The New York Foundation respectfully observes Indigenous People’s Day—this upcoming October 8th & 9th, 2017—as a reclamation of Columbus Day, and as a day to celebrate, learn about, and center Indigenous peoples, and their history throughout…

Young Organizers Lead the Way in Uncertain Political Times

Posted on August 30, 2017

The Next Generation of Progressive Organizing By Najha Zigbi-Johnson This summer, 18 interns were placed at 14 grantee organizations as part of our Summer Internship in Community Organizing Program (SICO). In this series we learn about the work of five…

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…