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February 2013 Newsletter

Getting Down to Business

  • ACCION USA, $30,000 for a microloan fund for female entrepreneurs and workshops on cash flow management, bookkeeping, and credit repair. | Citywide
  • Center for Working Families, $80,000 to promote and expand a statewide program that creates green jobs and finances energy-retrofits for an aging housing stock in Albany, Buffalo, Binghamton, Long Island, and New York City. | Statewide

    A grant to the Long Island City Cultural Alliance is helping bring more visitors to destinations such as Socrates Sculpture Park, which exhibited Floating Echo by Chang-Jin Lee.

    Students in Leap’s Arts Learning Leads to Literacy program visit Senator Gillibrand’s office to read stories they have created in class with teaching artist Adriane Haye.


  • Citizens Housing and Planning Council of New York, $75,000 to research the effects of demographic changes on neighborhood housing markets. | Citywide
  • City Futures, $40,000 to study Queens County’s economy with an eye toward identifying strategies for expanding the borough’s ability to generate jobs. The Center for an Urban Future will conduct the study, working with the Queens Economic Development Corporation and dozens of Queens community, civic, and business leaders. | Queens
  • City Limits, $40,000 to restart the Bronx News Network, an online news digest aggregated from six community newspapers. | The Bronx
  • Neighborhood Opportunities Fund, $75,000 to support community development organizations. | Citywide
  • Workforce Development Corporation, $160,000 to manage the New York Alliance for Careers in Health Care, a project started by The Trust that trains workers for available jobs in health care. | Citywide

Gay and Gray

  • Queens Community House, $30,000 for recreation, arts, exercise, theater outings, and social services for gay and lesbian elders. | Forest Hills, Queens
  • Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), $53,000 to redesign the agency’s social service offerings at the City’s first gay and lesbian senior center and expand its program for gay elders in Harlem. | Citywide and Harlem

Arts and Culture

  • Actors Fund, $25,000 for a joint program with the Medicare Rights Center to train volunteers to help aging actors, dancers, and musicians register for Medicare. | Citywide
  • Hive Digital Media Learning Fund, $200,000 for a grantmaking program that promotes adolescents’ learning through digital media. | Citywide
  • International Documentary Association, $250,000 for cash awards to filmmakers producing documentaries that examine issues and social conditions across America in the manner of Pare Lorentz, who made documentaries for the Franklin Roosevelt administration. | National
  • Latino Public Broadcasting, $18,000 for community screenings of a new documentary on the history of Latinos in America at City museums, community centers, and schools. | Citywide
  • Long Island City Cultural Alliance, $45,000 to hire a coordinator to promote and increase attendance at its member arts groups in Long Island City. | Long Island City, Queens

School’s In

  • Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LEAP), $35,000 to help teachers use the arts to improve the literacy skills of third, fourth, and fifth graders in 13 elementary schools. | Brownsville, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Cypress Hills, East Flatbush, and Midwood in Brooklyn; the East Village and Lower East Side in Manhattan; and Castle Hill, Fordham Heights, Melrose, and Williamsbridge in the Bronx.
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, $132,500 to provide college scholarships to black and Latino students to study engineering. | Marble Hill, Bronx; Downtown, Brooklyn; Richmond Hill, Queens; Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Free Legal Help on Staten Island

  • Legal Information for Families Today, $30,000 to help residents navigate family court. | Staten Island
  • Legal Services NYC, $30,000 to expand legal help for the rapidly growing immigrant communities on the Island. | Staten Island

Help for Young Immigrants

  • MinKwon Center for Community Action, $45,000 for a coalition of eight immigrant groups that are helping youth who were brought to this country without papers understand and apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which lets them work and study in the U.S. without fear of deportation. | Flushing, Queens
  • Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, $40,000 to help eight immigrant groups representing different languages, nationalities, and neighborhoods improve their relationships with public schools to help English language learners succeed socially and academically. | Citywide

Biomedical Research

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, $44,000 to study new methods to reduce hospital-acquired infections. | Harlem and Upper East Side, Manhattan
  • Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, $80,000 to study neuropathy in veterans with traumatic brain injury. | Citywide

Health Systems

  • American Geriatrics Society, $100,000 to train clinicians in community health centers to diagnose and treat the elderly. | Citywide
  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, $80,000 to train clinicians to identify and treat girls and young women who are victims of intimate-partner violence. | South Bronx and Upper Manhattan
  • New York Medical College, $60,000 to study how earned income tax credits improve the health of poor children. | Statewide

Improving Social Work

  • Catholic University of America, $48,000 to document the use of effective practices by recent graduates of social work schools. | National
  • National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, $345,000 to provide scholarships for graduate social work students in health care. | National

Towards a Brighter Future

  • Center for Economic Opportunity, $300,000 for Project Rise, an intensive education and paid internship program for unemployed young people, former foster care teens, and those without high school diplomas. | Citywide
  • HeartShare Human Services of New York, $60,000 for cash grants to poor families to keep on the lights and heat. Families are also referred to other social services. | Citywide
  • South Asian Youth Action, $65,000 to offer a new eighth-grade course to prepare for the City’s Specialized High School Admissions Test and a new summer leadership program for high school students. | Elmhurst and Richmond Hill, Queens

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