“The Staten Island Foundation works to improve the quality of life on Staten Island, particularly for the least advantaged.”

Focus Areas

Across all of these focus areas, our work is informed by the Foundation’s Mission, Vision, and Values as well as a number of approaches that we have found are useful to consider in engaging in work in our community.

This includes a Results-Based Approach to our grant-making. This means that we are more interested in supporting the measurable outcomes of grant-supported work than the activities undertaken to reach these results. Under each of our Focus Areas, potential applicants will find targets that point to Foundation priorities. Applicants will be asked to develop an anticipated results statement that aligns with one of these targets. Find out more about our Results-Based Approach here.

Other approaches that inform our thinking include: