At the April 25, 2023 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 Islanders getting and keeping jobs to meet their employment goals

Jewish Community Center of SI: $75,000 – Funding will be used for a social worker for the JCC workforce program to assist clients to overcome barriers to employment

Increases in the number of residents that volunteer their time and experience to better the community

NYC H2O: $10,000 – Funding for staff and transportation to facilitate environmental education and stewardship events at Mariners Marsh Park

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

Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty: $10,000 – To help with purchasing Kosher and Halal bulk food items and transportation to distribution sites

Brothers Care, Inc.: $5,000 – For food, supplies, and clothing to be distributed at monthly events in 2023

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

Lifestyles for the Disabled: $100,000 – To expand “TeeStyles” program at Building 15 in the Willowbrook Campus

Lawyers Alliance of New York: $15,000 – For personnel and administration costs to provide legal services to local nonprofits


Increase the number of adult ELLs develop English proficiency to meet educational/career needs

IS 34, Totten Intermediate School on behalf of the collaboration of IS 34, IS 72, and IS 61: $39,500 – To train teaching staff in Orton Gillingham to improve outcomes for students with dyslexia

Arts & Culture

Improvements in arts organizations that leads to their enhanced sustainability

Staten Island Historical Society: $80,000 – Funding will support the salary of the Building Restoration and Preservation Manager in order to move forward on essential repairs and facilities preservation

Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Co.: $15,000 – Support rehearsal and performance rent costs in order to enhance sustainability of organization

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

NYC Arts Cypher: $5,000 – Funding will be used for materials needed for a youth arts program in Stapleton that will result in a mural

Staten Island Hebrew Public School: $10,000 – To partner with IlluminArt to carry out a music and puppetry program in the school


Increases in the number of residents that increase their exercise and/or improve their diet

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church: $5,500 – Funding to purchase a commercial refrigerator to increase the pantry’s storage capacity