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  • 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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