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Other Grants / April 2011

With Trust support, Habitat for Humanity organizes volunteers to give a fresh coat of paint to common areas in Lafayette Gardens, a Bedford-Stuyvesant public housing project.


Fordham University School of Law, $96,000 to train retired lawyers to represent poor people in civil cases through the Chief Judge’s Attorney Emeritus Program.

Legal Services NYC, $700,000 to continue a partnership with the Legal Aid Society that provides legal services for poor New Yorkers facing destitution.

MFY Legal Services, $65,000 to improve conditions for poor, mentally ill people living in some of the City’s 300 unsafe and overcrowded boarding houses.


Advocates for Children of New York, $80,000 for the Action for Reform in Special Education Coalition (ARISE) to monitor how disabled children are faring in public schools. It will help parents and educators understand how to better educate disabled children.

Alliance for Quality Education, $100,000 for advocacy to redirect money in the State education budget to high-needs schools.

Children’s Aid Society, $35,000 for mentors and schools working with students who are chronic truants.

New York Academy of Sciences, $65,000 to expand a program that uses trained graduate students to teach science courses in after-school programs.


One NYC One Nation Fund, $100,000 for a new funder group in The Trust established by the One Nation Foundation to increase the participation of immigrants in civic life and promote cooperation across diverse communities.

Sustainable Transit Campaign, $100,000 to build support for State legislation that promises to reduce traffic congestion and generate permanent revenue for the City’s transit system. Current Campaign members include the Partnership for NYC, the Citizens Budget Commission, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Working Families Party.


Habitat for Humanity New York City, $25,000 to involve volunteers in community improvement projects in neighborhoods with public housing projects.

Workshop in Business Opportunities, $20,000 to train inmates and ex-offenders interested in starting small businesses.


Historic Districts Council, $30,000 to help preserve the historic character of Gowanus and Bedford- Stuyvesant in Brooklyn; Jackson Heights in Queens; and Inwood, Harlem, and the Bowery in Manhattan.

Louis Armstrong House Museum, $35,000 to attract visitors to the historic home of the late Jazz musician, located in Corona, Queens.


Orchestra of St. Luke’s, $55,000 to promote a new rehearsal center for the City’s freelance orchestras.


New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, $100,000 for a family counseling program for gay and lesbian youth at risk of becoming homeless.


Global Green USA, $75,000 to examine the feasibility of an alternative food waste-recovery and composting system for the City that would provide nutrient-rich soil to local farmers and gardeners.


Clean Energy Group, $100,000 to help bring emerging clean energy technologies, such as offshore wind and marine tidal energy, to consumer markets.

Climate and Energy Project, $75,000 for the creation of the Heartland Alliance for Regional Transmission to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in the southern Midwest.

Environment America Research & Policy Center, $100,000 to reduce smog, soot, coal ash, and mercury emissions by supporting the EPA’s actions to improve emission standards for vehicles and power plants.

University of California, San Francisco, $90,000 to educate the medical community about the connections between toxic chemicals and reproductive health.


Cancer Care, $900,000 for financial aid for uninsured and underinsured cancer patients to pay for chemotherapy, radiation treatment, childcare, and transportation.

Citymeals-on-Wheels, $75,000 to provide poor, homebound elders in the South Bronx with supplemental groceries and emergency food.

United Hospital Fund of New York, $150,000 to research and develop projects that deliver high-quality, cost-efficient health care to Medicaid patients.

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