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April 2013

Other Grants

(Above) At the Fund for Public Schools’ NYC Summer Quest, Bronx middle and elementary school students had summer camp fun while keeping their academic skills sharp.

(Below) PlaNYC is one of the first and best-known urban sustainability plans. Grants to the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities are helping municipalities get private funding to create sustainability plans and meet energy efficiency, transit, and other environmental goals.

Housing Services & Financial Help

  • New York University, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, $40,000 to advocate for improvements in the City’s housing courts. | Citywide
  • Northwestern Queens Financial Education Network, $80,000 to coordinate a network of four groups providing financial education and counseling services for immigrant residents. | Northwestern Queens
  • Picture the Homeless, $40,000 for research and advocacy to move foreclosed and other vacant properties back on the market to house poor families and individuals. | Citywide
  • Pratt Area Community Council, $70,000 to provide financial education and counseling to public housing residents. | Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Gowanus, Prospect Heights, and Red Hook in Brooklyn
  • Union Settlement Association, $50,000 for projects in East Harlem that will screen and refer job seekers, create an online guide of local social services, and design an online business-to-business directory.

Help for Cancer Patients

  • God’s Love We Deliver, $100,000 to provide nutritious meals for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. | Citywide
  • New York Legal Assistance Group, $100,000 to help people with cancer get treatment. | Citywide

A Changing Health Care System

  • Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, $75,000 to train young practicing physicians to advocate for health care reform. | Manhattan

The History of AIDS

  • New-York Historical Society, $50,000 for an exhibit and educational program about the first five years of the AIDS epidemic in New York City. | Citywide

Care for the Elderly

  • Jewish Association for Services for the Aged, $100,000 to help a leading elder-serving agency become a managed  long-term care provider. | Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York, $100,000 to train home health aides to provide post-hospital rehabilitation services to chronically ill elders. | Citywide

A Better Future for Young New Yorkers

  • Day One, $60,000 to prevent teen dating violence by training professionals in the field and building a coalition to advocate for improved policies and services. | Citywide
  • Harlem Children’s Zone, $65,000 to bring sports, dance, fashion design, and swimming lessons to three of its after-school programs for youngsters living in the Abraham Lincoln and St. Nicholas housing developments. | Central Harlem
  • MFY Legal Services, $50,000 to expand legal advice and representation for grandparents and other relatives caring for abandoned children. | Citywide
  • Public Interest Projects, $200,000 to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18 and increase funding for alternative-to-incarceration programs. | Statewide
  • Resilience Advocacy Project, $53,000 to improve policies and enforce laws that could help young fathers get an education, good jobs, and be a part of their children’s lives. | Citywide

Civic Affairs

  • Citizens Committee for New York City, $100,000 for 50 “Love Your Block” cash awards to volunteer groups that work with City agencies on neighborhood improvement projects. | Citywide
  • Graduate Center of the City University of New York, $25,000 to create a centralized source of online information about political districts and City, State, and federal elected officials. | Citywide

A Less Toxic Tomorrow

  • Blue Green Alliance Foundation, $75,000 to train union and business leaders to advocate for stronger state and federal chemical policies and to help workers identify safer alternatives to hazardous substances. | National
  • Multi-State Mercury Products Campaign, $75,000 to phase out mercury in consumer products. | National
  • New Partners for Community Revitalization, $50,000 to make sure that community groups have the know-how and funding to remediate local brownfields. | Citywide

Urban Planning

  • Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, $100,000 for partnerships between public sustainability directors and local foundations throughout the country. | National
  • Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance, $50,000 to ensure a community voice in the redesign of the Sheridan Expressway. | Hunts Point, Bronx

Young Immigrants & their Families

  • Center for Family Representation, $100,000 to provide legal and social services for immigrant families involved in child protective proceedings. | Queens

Stronger Nonprofits

  • EmcArts, $150,000 to strengthen arts service groups and help them be more effective. | Citywide
  • New York City Arts Coalition, $35,000 to hire a new coordinator for an arts advocacy group. | Citywide
  • Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, $125,000 for an awards program promoting excellence in nonprofit management. | Citywide
  • Urban Arts Partnership, $60,000 for a strategic alliance between Urban Arts Partnership and Manhattan New Music Project. | Manhattan

Art Spaces

  • New York Naturally Occurring Cultural District Working Group, $50,000 to conduct and coordinate research and advocacy on naturally occurring cultural districts, places where artists live and work together, and promote their collective creativity. | Citywide
  • Opera America, $75,000 to promote a new rehearsal center for opera companies. | Citywide

Improved Learning In & Out of School

  • Center for Arts Education, $60,000 to ensure that City public school students receive a well-rounded education by including the arts. | Citywide
  • Fund for Public Schools, $175,000 to provide summer instruction and enrichment in several Bronx public schools.
  • Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, $80,000 to help principals in Brooklyn and the South Bronx improve the social and emotional skills of their staff and students.

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