To conduct investigations into policies, programs, and institutions affecting the lives of elderly New Yorkers.
Grants Awarded in 2018
To support, empower, and mobilize families of incarcerated people to advance criminal justice reform.
To develop an Asian Pacific American network of advocates fighting for educational equity, diversity, and integration in public schools.
To support and strengthen the New York City Police accountability campaign.
To support the initiative to educate Muslim New Yorkers about law enforcement surveillance and empower them to challenge these practices through community organizing and civic engagement.
To support the leadership and healing of marginalized youth of color.
To build a diverse cross sector census coalition in New York dedicated to a complete and accurate count in the 2020 census.
For a statewide coalition of environmental, labor, and community groups that aims to achieve an environmentally sustainable and just New York State economy.
To support undocumented youth organizing including political education, leadership development, movement building, and advocacy.
For an advocacy campaign to end solitary confinement in New York State.
To address mass incarceration and serve incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women.
To fight on behalf of students attending ultra-Orthodox and Hasidic schools who are currently being deprived of a basic secular education.
Community Organizing $1,300,000
To build the leadership of Nepali-speaking immigrants who work primarily as caregivers or in nail salons.
To connect African immigrants living in New York to services, leadership training, and to develop advocacy and organizing campaigns for systemic change.
To support community outreach and resident engagement efforts.
To organize campaigns for workers’ rights and to develop leadership of its members.
To engage South Bronx parents and youth in an effort to improve outcomes for students attending local public schools.
To build power and leadership within the local immigrant community.
To support community organizing and advocacy to address the need for affordable housing in North Brooklyn.
To protect and maintain affordable housing in the Bronx
To organize low-income New York City residents to combat displacement in Crown Heights.
To implement member-led expansion of programming into Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Eastern Queens.
To organize residents of Flatbush to demand police accountability and affordable housing.
To hire a community organizer to develop leadership of immigrants who may be at-risk for detention and deportation.
To support youth organizing program for LGBT youth ages 12-23.
For a youth-led advocacy campaign to improve enrollment policies for immigrant high school students.
To address the increased harassment and discrimination faced by low-income immigrant residents of Flatbush.
For the community organizing and program expansion initiative, aimed at stopping the displacement of long-term residents in Central Brooklyn.
For a membership-based organization of immigrant workers on Staten Island.
To empower low-income, minority, and immigrant communities through transformative organizing, education, civic participation, and policy advocacy initiatives.
To increase community organizing and advocacy activities to protect immigrants affected by changes in federal policy related to enforcement, deportation, and termination of protections under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
To support a campaign to help Mexican residents of Sunset Park prepare for impending policy changes that will adversely affect the immigrant community.
For a campaign to use the city licensing process as leverage for worker protection against wage theft and safety violations.
For a campaign to improve wages and working conditions of drivers affiliated with ride-sharing companies.
To advance advocacy effort following the termination of the Federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
For support during a leadership transition and for its continuing campaign to transform the Kingsbridge armory.
To identify the root causes of homelessness, devise solutions, and organize campaigns that build power for homeless New Yorkers.
For a campaign to increase the release rate of elderly incarcerated people in New York State prisons.
To monitor and promote the implementation of the city’s first right-to-council law in low-income neighborhoods where tenants are most vulnerable.
To create a community of civically engaged youth in the Rockaways.
To eliminate the legal and systemic barriers that prevent low-income transgender people from fully participating in social, economic and political life.
To build the capacity of seniors to engage in efforts to reposition senior centers as valued neighborhood assets.
To end the predatory and discriminatory practice of commercial bail bonds.
To build the collective power of day laborers to win institutional change that advances economic, racial, and workplace justice.
Community/Neighborhood Development $160,000
To advance an equitable, sustainable, and inclusive local economy in the Bronx.
To engage worker cooperatives in movement-building.
For a community-led creative agency that provides young people in Brownville and Ocean Hill, Brooklyn science, technology, engineering, and art skills.
To engage young people and community residents in efforts to reshape the toxic built-infrastructure into spaces that are environmentally sound.
Direct Service $80,000
To provide services and encourage civic participation among the Bangladeshi residents of East New York.
To address gun violence in Central Brooklyn through youth development programs and advocacy.
Technical Assistance $235,250
To support the legislative advocacy work of social justice and movement-building organizations in New York City.
To support strategic program of apprenticeships and additional training and resources that increase capacity of grassroots housing and advocacy organization across New York City.
For the Community Education programs, that produce tools create for and in collaboration with community groups addressing issues of social justice and inequity.
For research and policy support for current and former grantees.
To provide individual technical assistance to New York Foundation grantees.
To provide pro bono counsel and other direct services to members of the nonprofit community.