At the April 24, 2018 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Increases in the number of youth that obtain a high school diploma, HSE or vocational credential

  • Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership: $50,000—Youth B.U.I.L.D. Staten Island (Building Innovative Leadership & Development
  • Increase the number of least-advantaged students that enter and succeed in college
  • St. John’s University: $ 7,500—Difference Makers Initiative

Arts & Culture
Increases in number of youth that participate in the arts in or out of school through multiple experiences

  • The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City: $50,000—Project NeON (Neighborhood Opportunity Network) in partnership with Carnegie Hall and NYC Department of Probation

Community Service
Improvements in human services or community-based service organizations’ or schools’ effectiveness and efficiency that lead to improved results for those they serve

  • Community Resource Exchange: $20,000—Staten Island DEI Leadership Circle

Increases in the number of residents, particularly youth, who demonstrate their leadership skills in the community, at home, school, or in the workplace

  • Central Family Life Center: $50,000—Mentorship for Life Project

Increases in the availability and use of social services to stabilize the lives of at-risk individuals and families

  • Legal Services for New York City, Staten Island: $60,000—Immigration Advocacy Project

Increases in the number of Staten Island residents getting and keeping jobs at a level that meets their employment goals

  • Green City Force: $150,000—Urban Farm Corps and Farms at NYCHA Initiative