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April 2012

Other Grants

Better Discipline and Fewer Arrests

National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, $95,000 to train educators to use positive disciplinary approaches to improve the learning environment in low-performing high schools.

New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation, $40,000 to reduce the number of students arrested for minor offenses in City schools.

Next Generation of Productive New Yorkers

Alliance for Quality Education, $75,000 for advocacy and lobbying to allocate money in the State education budget to high-need schools.

Residents of the Wagner Houses in East Harlem present their neighborhood’s priority for inclusion in the City budget through a participatory budget process run by Community Voices Heard.

Experimental musicians who attended Bang on a Can’s Banglewood summer residency program will continue to network through the new CanLand website.
Internationals Network for Public Schools, $80,000 to train teachers to teach classes of immigrant students from a variety of countries who are not yet proficient in English.

Need a Lawyer, but Can’t Afford One?

CUNY School of Law Foundation, $95,000 to mobilize volunteer lawyers to provide legal help to poor Manhattan and Brooklyn residents in eviction cases.

Legal Action Center of the City of New York, $75,000 to help New Yorkers with criminal records who need jobs and housing.

Pro Bono Net, $100,000 to work with MFY Legal Services to create interactive online forms and other resources to help volunteer attorneys and unrepresented defendants in the thousands of consumer debt cases now clogging civil courts.

Support for Artists

Bang on a Can, $35,000 for a website that markets and brings together composers and performers of experimental music.

The Field, $75,000 to provide performing artists with fiscal sponsorship and career development services.

Queens College, CUNY, Selma and Max Kupferberg Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, $50,000 to start a dance and rehearsal space rental program at Queens College, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Kingsborough Community College, and City College.

Roulette Intermedium, $50,000 to promote and manage short-term rentals of its new Brooklyn facility to increase earned income.

Because Having Cancer is Hard Enough

Cancer Care, $800,000 for financial aid and education about benefits for poor, minority, and undocumented cancer patients.

God’s Love We Deliver, $100,000 to provide meals and nutrition education to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation.

New York Legal Assistance Group, $100,000 to help people with cancer appeal insurance denials and resolve debt and other financial problems.

One-Stop Help for Families with Problems

Administration for Children’s Services, $265,000 to coordinate and improve services for youth and families affected by substance abuse and mental illness.

SCAN-New York Volunteer Parent-Aides Association, $175,000 to coordinate health, mental health, legal, housing, employment, education, and counseling services for families in East Harlem.

Efficient and Cost-effective Health Care? It Can Be Done.

Community Health Care Association of New York State, $150,000 to recruit and train clinicians, frontline staff, and administrators for community health centers.

Coordinated Behavioral Care, $175,000 to manage care for people with health, mental health, and substance-abuse problems.

United Hospital Fund of New York, $150,000 to implement and evaluate innovative approaches to delivering effective, patient-centered, cost-efficient health care.

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, $100,000 to train hospital staff to communicate with families and patients about end-of-life care.

Locked Up and Far Away from Home

Juvenile Justice Advocacy and Action Project, $125,000 and Public Interest Projects, $125,000 for advocacy to protect current State funding of community alternatives to juvenile detention, advocacy for independent oversight of juvenile prisons, and a campaign to keep juvenile offenders in facilities close to home.

Upping the Odds for Young People Who Need Skills

Legal Momentum, $75,000 to increase the number of high school girls in programs that train them for well-paying jobs in construction, maintenance, natural resources, and other male-dominated fields.

Working in Support of Education, $68,000 to expand a high school competition that awards cash prizes to students with strong proposals for fixing problems in their communities.

Year Up, $80,000 to strengthen a program that places unemployed City youth in paid apprenticeships and helps them create career plans and enroll in college.

Money Where Communities Need it Most

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, $50,000 to protect the interests of poor people in federal and State budget negotiations.

Citizens Committee for New York City, $100,000 for awards to volunteer-led “Love Your Block” neighborhood improvement projects that work with City agencies.

Community Voices Heard, $70,000 to coordinate a project in four City Council districts in which residents propose local improvement projects as ballot initiatives to be voted on for inclusion in the City budget.

Coming Together

One NYC One Nation Fund, $100,000 for a collaborative fund that makes grants to increase the participation of immigrants in civic life and promote cooperation among diverse communities.

Public Policy and Education Fund of New York, $45,000 to help City nonprofits and advocacy organizations working in Albany be more effective through shared technology and other resources.

Affordable Housing

Enterprise Community Partners, $100,000 to make affordable housing more energy efficient.

MHANY Management, $50,000 to rehabilitate and stabilize management of rent-regulated Brooklyn apartment buildings in foreclosure.

Animals and Their Homes

American Bird Conservancy, $50,000 to protect birds, wildlife, and people through a campaign to eliminate lead, a known neurotoxin, from hunters’ bullets and fishermen’s gear.

Center for Large Landscape Conservation, $80,000 to provide scientific information about climate change and disease patterns to public officials and environmentalists working to develop wildlife corridors and policies that protect animals in the Yellowstone region.

Rainforest Alliance, $100,000 to help pineapple growers in Costa Rica improve productivity, increase their competitiveness, and protect habitat.

Development That’s Better for People and Open Space

Empire State Future, $75,000 for advocacy and implementation of sustainable growth policies throughout the State. 

Smart Growth America, $100,000 to create a network of private developers who will advocate for smart growth policies.

Better Chemical and Energy Policies

Environmental Health Fund, $100,000 to build public support for and advocate the passage of the Safe Chemicals Act and other chemical policy reforms.

Forest Ethics, $75,000 to convince companies to stop using dirty fuel from the Canadian tar sands.

International POPs Elimination Network, $100,000 to eliminate the use of toxic chemicals through the Stockholm Convention, a global treaty.

Urban Green Council, $60,000 to advocate for the adoption of green building codes in the City.

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