At the July 28, 2020 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Arts & Culture

Increases in the number of individuals participating in Staten Island art and culture offerings

  • Greenbelt Conservancy: $50,000 – for the Greenbelt Resiliency and Re-Opening

Community Service

Increases in residents living in poverty to receive basic services and connect to other resources

  • New Direction Services: $28,000 – for COVID-19 Response

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

  • The GRACE Foundation: $23,000 – for Enhancement, Enrichment and Safety Measures


Increases of those at risk for health problems to be able to connect to needed health services

  • Visiting Nurse Association of Staten Island: $195,000 – for COVID-19 Navigation Management


Increases in the number of K-12 students that are improving their academic achievement to at or above grade level

  • Staten Island Borough Office District 31: $49,300 – for Racial Equity Adaptive Leadership (R.E.A.L.) Change

Increases in the number of youth that demonstrate leadership and improve their academic performance

  • Historic Tappen Park YouthBuild Program: $50,000 – for STEM and Horticulture Enrichment Program