Every day, we encounter community leaders and organizers whose stories deserve to be shared and celebrated.
|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 shape Gowanus as we know it.|
|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 say over how this massive city-owned resource should be developed.|
|On May 7th, 2015, our trustees and staff explored East Harlem where a number of new economic strategies are intersecting. We learned about several aspects of the sharing economy by examining the neighborhood’s community land trust pilot project and the growing cooperative development sector.|
|On April 30th, our staff and board met at Good Old Lower East Side‘s storefront office on Avenue B. Walking through the neighborhood on a breezy, sunny day, it was difficult to imagine what it must have looked like in the days and weeks following Hurricane Sandy in 2012.|
|On April 23rd, 2015, staff and trustees of the New York Foundation visited the heart of Central Brooklyn, considered to be one of the most identifiable and historic Black enclaves in the country known for its rich culture and tight-knit residential districts.|
|On June 24th and 25th, the New York State Grantmakers for Community Engagement, Open Society Foundations, and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo co-sponsored a funder learning tour in Buffalo, NY. The learning tour brought together community-based leaders, policymakers, and funders to discuss effective and replicable community engagement strategies for advancing an equitable regional agenda that engages the leadership of all community residents.|
|On May 16th, 2014, staff and trustees of the New York Foundation visited East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights for our annual Board Site Visit.|