Grants Awarded in 2020


ALIGN: Alliance for a Greater New York

$40,000 | New York, NY
To expand the COVID-19 worker organizing and the Emergency Recovery Initiative.

Alliance of Families for Justice

$40,000 | New York, NY
To support, empower, and mobilize families of incarcerated people to advance criminal justice reform.

Black Women’s Blueprint

$40,000 | Brooklyn, NY
To partner with the NYC Commission on Human Rights to push for reform that protects survivors of domestic violence in NYC hospitals.

Communities United for Police Reform

$40,000 | New York, NY
To support and strengthen the New York City Police accountability campaign.

Community Food Advocates

$40,000 | New York, NY
To increase student participation in NYC’s school lunch program through advocacy and developing youth organizers.

Council on American-Islamic Relations–New York

$40,000 | New York, NY
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.

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families

$40,000 | New York, NY
To develop an Asian Pacific American network of advocates fighting for educational equity, diversity, and integration in public schools.

How Our Lives Link Altogether!

$40,000 | Brooklyn, NY
To support the leadership and healing of marginalized youth of color.

New Sanctuary Coalition

$40,000 | New York, NY
To provide legal advocacy, leadership development, and organizing skills to youth affected by immigration enforcement.

New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement

$40,000 | New York, NY
For an advocacy campaign to end solitary confinement in New York State.

New York Renews

$40,000 | New York, NY
For a statewide coalition of environmental, labor, and community groups that aims to achieve an environmentally sustainable and just New York State economy.

New York State Youth Leadership Council

$40,000 | New York, NY
To support undocumented youth organizing including political education, leadership development, movement building, and advocacy.

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project

$40,000 | New York, NY
to support LGBTQIA+ immigrants and challenge detention and deportation through leadership development and advocacy.

Riders Alliance

$40,000 | New York, NY
To mobilize riders in the Bronx and Queens to win better bus service and advocate for community needs.

Street Vendor Project

$40,000 | New York, NY
To support leadership growth, expand small business development, and strengthen women-centered organizing within NYC’s street vendor community by growing organizational capacity.

Young Advocates for Fair Education

$40,000 | New York, NY
To fight on behalf of students attending ultra-Orthodox and Hasidic schools who are currently being deprived of a basic secular education.

Community & Neighborhood Development

Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative

$40,000 | Bronx, NY
To advance an equitable, sustainable, and inclusive local economy in the Bronx.

Green Worker Cooperatives

$40,000 | New York, NY
To engage worker cooperatives in movement-building.

Youth Design Center (formerly Made in Brownsville)

$40,000 | Brooklyn, NY
For a community-led creative agency that provides young people in Brownsville and Ocean Hill, Brooklyn, science, technology, engineering, and art skills.

Direct Service


$40,000 | Bronx, NY
To provide resources and economic opportunities for Bangladeshi women.


$40,000 | Bronx, NY
To support leadership development and programming to amplify immigrant rights and end race-based bullying, discrimination, and violence in South Bronx schools.

Project Hajra

$40,000 | Queens, NY
To support the development of collective work and community safety models for Muslim, Arab, and South Asian women in Queens.

Worker’s Justice Project

$40,000 | Brooklyn, NY
To expand the COVID-19 worker organizing and the Emergency Recovery Initiative.

Community Organizing

Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice

$40,000 | Queens, NY
To develop member leaders through a fellowship program.

Arab American Association of New York

$40,000 | Brooklyn, NY
For a multi-pronged campaign to create community-based networks to address the opioid crisis in South Brooklyn.

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

$40,000 | Manhattan, Queens, NY
To organize Asian communities to participate in campaigns to advance racial, gender, economic, and housing justice.

Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC

$40,000 | New York, NY
To build power and leadership within the local immigrant community.

Centro Corona

$40,000 | Corona, NY
To support a community center that engages working-class immigrants in Corona, Queens.

Chhaya Community Development Corporation

$40,000 | Queens, NY
To advance equitable development, civic engagement, and tenant and immigrant rights in Queens.

Community Action for Safe Apartments

$40,000 | Bronx, NY
To protect and maintain affordable housing in the Bronx

Community Voices Heard

$40,000 | New York, NY
To support organizing of Bronx public housing residents to increase civic engagement and participation.

Damayan Migrant Workers Association

$40,000 | Queens, NY
To advocate for systemic reforms to protect undocumented Filipino workers, particularly domestic workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Equality for Flatbush

$40,000 | Brooklyn, NY
To organize residents of Flatbush to demand police accountability and affordable housing.


$40,000 | New York, NY
To support a youth organizing program for LGBTQ youth ages 12-25.

Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project

$40,000 | Brooklyn, NY
For a youth-led advocacy campaign to improve enrollment policies for immigrant high school students.

Good Old Lower East Side

$30,000 | Manhattan, NY
For an integrated community organizing, direct service, and advocacy approach that addresses poverty through empowering community residents.


$40,000 | New York, NY
To support youth-led campaign for integrated and equitable schools.

Jahajee Sisters

$40,000 | Bronx, NY
To advance gender justice through advocacy, leadership development, and supporting survivors of violence and abuse.

La Colmena

$40,000 | Staten Island, NY
For a membership-based organization of immigrant workers on Staten Island.


$40,000 | Bronx, NY
To improve the quality of life of the Southeast Asian community in New York City through community organizing, services, and arts and cultural interventions.

Minkwon Center for Community Action

$40,000 | Queens, NY
To organize Asian Americans in Flushing, Queens to win affordable housing, immigrant rights, and civic engagement.


$40,000 | Brooklyn, NY
To support a campaign to help Mexican residents of Sunset Park prepare for impending policy changes that will adversely affect the immigrant community.

Neighbors Together

$40,000 | Brooklyn, NY
For the Community Action Program, which engages the lowest-income New Yorkers in member-led community organizing campaigns, policy advocacy, and leadership development to improve public policies that affect their daily lives.

Release Aging People in Prison Campaign

$40,000 | New York, NY
For a campaign to increase the release rate of elderly incarcerated people in New York State prisons.

Right to Counsel

$40,000 | New York, NY
To monitor and promote the implementation of the city’s first right-to-council law in low-income neighborhoods where tenants are most vulnerable.

The Point Community Development Corporation

$40,000 | Bronx, NY
to offer stewardship opportunities for local residents to become active in the local food security movement.


$40,000 | New York, NY
To end the predatory and discriminatory practices of the commercial bail bond industry.

Voces Ciudadanas

$40,000 | Brooklyn, NY
To amplify the voices and experiences of immigrant and working-class communities in Brooklyn.

New York Foundation
150 West 30th Street, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10001

Telephone: (212) 594-8009
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