At the June 22, 2021 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Community Service
Increases in the number of Staten Island residents getting and keeping jobs at a level that meets their employment goals
• JobsFirstNYC: $55, 670 – Youth Workforce Initiative Network of Staten Island

Increases in residents living in poverty to receive basic services and connect to other resources
• City Harvest: 50,000 – Staten Island Mobile Markets
• Rabbinical Alliance of America: $5,000 – Passover 2021 Food Distribution

Increases in the availability and use of social services to stabilize the lives of at-risk individuals and families
• American Red Cross: $30,000 – Home Fire Campaign on Staten Island
• Arab-American Family Support Center: $25,000 – Supporting Immigrant Survivors of Gender-based Violence  on Staten Island
• The New York Foundling: $50,000 – Healthy Families Initiative
• Safe Horizon: $50,000 – Safe Way Forward Program

Improvements in human services or community-based service organizations’ or schools’ effectiveness and efficiency that lead to improved results for those they serve
• A Very Special Place: $60,000 –  COVID-19 Relief
• Staten Island Economic Development Corporation: $35,000 –CDFI Planning Study

Increases in the number of K-12 students that are improving their academic achievement to at or above grade level
• McKee Vocational And Technical HS: $9,999 – Rigor, Opportunity and Student Agency

Increases in the number of parents that are actively involved in supporting their child’s educational success
• Literacy, Inc.: $50,000 – Reading Rescue – North Shore Reads 2021

Increases in the number of least-advantaged students that enter and succeed in college
• Better Education Foundation: $10,000 – Be Well with BEF

Increases in the number of youth that obtain a high school diploma, HSE or vocational credit
• African Refuge: $70,000 – Opportunity, Youth, and Young Entrepreneurs Program

Increases in available health services for the least advantaged, including mental health services
• Staten Island University Hospital Foundation: $50,000 – School-based Adolescent Health Program

Arts & Culture
Improvements in effectiveness and efficiency of arts organizations that leads to their enhanced sustainability
• Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden: $25,000 – 2021 Executive Search

Increases in the number of schools and community organizations that offer strong arts education
• Education through Music: $50,000 – Bringing Sustainable Music Programs to Staten Island Schools