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  • Black Organizer Series: Charlene Sinclair

    Balm in Gilead: Black Organizer Series May 28, 2015 This year, we are continuing to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by looking forward. What do Black leaders have to say about where we stand today? In this series, these leaders talk with Program Director Kevin Ryan about…

  • Guest Opinion: Jay Espy

    Dominican, Black, and Afro-Latino: A Confession/Dominicano, Negro, y Afro-Latino: Una Confesión Jonathan Bolívar Espinosa (also known as Jay Espy) is a poet, writer, freelance photographer, community organizer, member of the People Power Movement-Movimiento Poder Popular, and a former intern at the New York Foundation. He currently lives in the Bronx, New York, and manages a…

  • NYF Selected for 2015 NCRP Impact Award

    NYF Selected for 2015 NCRP Impact Award April 7, 2015 Today, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)announced that the New York Foundation will be one of five recipients of the coveted 2015 NCRP Impact Awards. One of the field’s most ardent critics,NCRP believes that the public has a legitimate interest in the use of…

  • Black Organizer Series: Rob Robinson

    Balm in Gilead: Black Organizer Series March 19, 2015 This year, we are continuing to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by looking forward. What do Black leaders have to say about where we stand today? In this series, these leaders talk with Program Director Kevin Ryan about…

  • Seeding Grassroots with City Funds

    Seeding Grassroots with City Funds February 27, 2015 With the city poised to support communities of color, by way of funding smaller, grassroots community organizations, there is a distinct echo of the Foundation’s own community-oriented grantmaking approach. We are happy to report that thirty of the 80 recipients of the City Council’s Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund are current…

  • February Grants: A Good Kind of Wintry Mix

    Commencement Address February 12, 2015 One look at his shadow and the groundhog dashed all hopes that a reprieve from snow and icy cold was imminent. A few days later, the New York Foundation trustees warded off predictions of six more weeks of winter by awarding four new grants, two strategic opportunities grants, and six…

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