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Other Grants / February 2011



Special education students at P.S. M94 participate in Everyday Arts in Special Education, an arts partnership between the City Special Education District 75 and Manhattan New Music Project. Photo by Kyle Dean Reinford.

Children, Youth, and Families

Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies, $56,000 to help eight agencies new to providing child-abuse prevention services meet City requirements for improved services in communities that need it most.

Hetrick-Martin Institute, $77,000 to expand a popular academic enrichment program for gay youth that includes tutoring; Regents, SAT, and GED preparation classes; college and financial aid counseling; creative writing and art workshops; and paid internships.

Inwood House, $275,000 to make child welfare agencies more responsive to the needs of young mothers.

Hunter College of CUNY School of Social Work, $133,000 to strengthen the ability of social workers to help clients with financial problems.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of CUNY, Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation Center, $30,000 to conduct a national study of the economic and public-safety benefits achieved through juvenile justice systems that place youth in community programs rather than prison-like state facilities.

YWCA of the City of New York, $30,000 to bring a curriculum to four day-care centers that helps teachers support toddlers’ cognitive, physical, and language development, and provides professional coaching, a national support team, and activities that involve parents.

Youth Development

JobsFirstNYC, $65,000 to help place more teens in jobs by developing relationships between employers and City youth employment organizations on the Lower East Side.

The Point Community Development Corporation, $40,000 to enhance after-school programs for Hunts Point middle and high school students. Activities will include short courses on creating electronic instruments, designing skateboarding parks, and writing poetry.

Community Development

New York Public Interest Research Group, $50,000 to prevent disinvestment in the City’s transit system and to advocate for expansion of new select bus service.

Workforce Development

Legal Momentum, $100,000, to increase the number of girls in the City’s nontraditional vocational high schools that train them for well-paying jobs in construction, maintenance, and other vocations.

Environment

Commonweal, $65,000 to increase awareness about the connection between toxic chemicals and the spike in developmental disabilities in early childhood.

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, $45,000 to advocate for a waterfront land-use plan for the City that balances environmental preservation, industrial uses, tourism, and recreation.

New Partners for Community Revitalization, $45,000 for a coordinator to accelerate brownfield redevelopment in the City.

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, $40,000 to lead a community planning process for the Rockaway Peninsula to redevelop derelict and under-used sites.

Tides Foundation, $100,000 to limit the growth of tar sands oil production in Canada.
The following Neighborhood Revitilization grants support housing and financial services in poor communities. Each grant is for $40,000.

The following Neighborhood Revitalization grants support housing and financial services in poor communities. Each grant is for $40,000.


BROOKLYN
  • Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, to provide financial literacy workshops, job training and placement, and benefits counseling to residents, including formerly incarcerated youth.
  • Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, for job training and placement for young adults.
  • Flatbush Development Corporation, to help people using feeding programs get food stamps and other benefits, and provide some families with ongoing counseling.
THE BRONX
  • University Neighborhood Housing Program, Northwest Bronx, to refer low-income homeowners to housing and financial services. It will also expand a foreclosure prevention database and provide free tax-preparation services and financial literacy workshops.
MANHATTAN
  • Community League of the Heights, Washington Heights, to enroll residents in home health care aide/computer literacy training programs. The League will also help those living in financially distressed buildings get repairs, fight landlord harassment, and move toward financial solvency.
  • Cooper Square Community Development Committee and Businessmen’s Association, Lower East Side, to educate the community about a cooperative housing plan that will provide affordable home-ownership opportunities.
  • EIS Housing Resource Center, Midtown, to prevent seniors and others from being evicted by providing legal representation in housing court, helping to reduce clutter, and providing emergency cash for rent.
  • Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, to help young people get jobs through career counseling, job referrals and placement, and paid internships.
  • Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, Washington Heights, to advertise its services in the community, and help residents find jobs, and get food stamps and other benefits.
QUEENS
  • East River Development Alliance, Long Island City, to help families get food stamps and other benefits, tax assistance, and employment counseling, and to help public housing residents with rent arrears and other housing matters.
  • Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation, Far Rockaway, to help residents with their taxes, and help them prepare for and find jobs.
  • Queens Community House, Jackson Heights, to integrate financial literacy instruction into ESL classes, provide families with financial counseling, and help them get food stamps and other benefits. It will also help tenants get emergency funds to avoid eviction and involve local residents in advocacy for healthy, affordable housing.
STATEN ISLAND
  • Northfield Community Local Development Corporation of Staten Island, to help homeowners at risk of foreclosure through targeted mailings and individual counseling.

Arts and Culture

Career Transition for Dancers, $25,000 to help retiring dancers plan for second careers.

Coalition of Theatres of Color, $25,000 for a joint marketing campaign for black and Latino theaters.

New Youth City Learning Network Fund, $200,000 for a joint grantmaking program started by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to promote adolescents’ learning through digital media.

Roulette Intermedium, $50,000 to promote an experimental music venue moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn.

Staten Island Museum, $50,000 for a partnership between a museum and a community organization, Art Lab, to create a visual arts program for youth that includes hands-on production and learning how art is curated.

Historic Preservation

Historic House Trust of New York City, $100,000 to develop a series of programs at 23 historic houses focusing on each house’s unique role in the City’s history.

Human Justice

Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fund, $35,000 to expand pro bono legal assistance to veterans filing disability claims.

Health

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, $135,000 to begin a study to improve the treatment of bone cancer in children.

God’s Love We Deliver, $100,000 to feed cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.

Institute for Family Health, $110,000 to determine if electronic medical records improve the care of people with heart disease.

League Treatment Center, $43,000 to help autistic children overcome speech defects.

Maimonides Medical Center, $75,000 to determine if electronic medical records improve the care of patients with mental illness.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, $200,000 to start the country’s second ophthalmic oncology fellowship.

Montefiore Medical Center, $180,000 to integrate medical and mental health care for poor, chronically ill patients in the Bronx.

New Jersey Medical School Public Health Research Institute, $196,000 to study the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria by working with the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History to construct an evolutionary tree of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus mutations.

People with Special Needs

Aging in New York Fund, $72,000 to study how the City’s case management system for frail homebound elders evaluates need and makes decisions about the number of hours of housekeeping services provided.

Alpha Workshops, $45,000 to train people with AIDS for jobs in the design industry, and to help nonprofit agencies with renovations.

Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York, $43,000 to help Spanish-speaking youth with mental retardation living in Queens make the transition to adult services.

Jewish Association for Services for the Aged, $40,000 for legal and social services for elder-abuse victims in Queens.

Manhattan New Music Program, $134,000 to train teachers in the 44-school special education district to use the arts to work with severely disabled elementary school students.

Special Projects

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, $50,000 to protect the interests of low-income people in federal and state budget negotiations.

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