At the February 22, 2022 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Community Service

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

  • Staten Island Urban Center: $50,000 – Support of the Center for Community Development & Action with inaugural staff and OTPS needs

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

  • Snug Harbor Little League: $50,000 – Funding for turf and lights
  • Lawyers Alliance for New York: $15,000 – For personnel and OTPS for those working on the Staten Island Project

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

  • Food Bank For New York City: $75,000 – Connecting and Empowering Staten Island Program’s Income Tax Program and TEN operations:
  • Partnership with Children: $50,000 – Support for PwC’s school-based Social Work Director at IS 49

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

  • Unity Games: $50,000 – To offset expenses associated with implementation of an anti-racism program


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

  • Read Alliance: $50,000 – To improve K-2 graders’ skills in reading while providing employment for teens

Increases in the number of parents that are actively involved in supporting their child’s educational success

  • Literacy Partners: $50,000 – To implement “La Fuerza” workshops for low-income, Spanish-speaking caregivers on the North Shore
  • New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute: $150,000 – Support of the Backbone Organization for the SI Alliance for North Shore Children and Families

Increases in the number of youth that demonstrate their leadership skills at school or in the community and improve their academic performance

  • Children’s Aid Society: $50,000 – Support for arts and leadership activities, anti-bullying and theater workshops to boost SEL post-pandemic


Increases in the number of residents that increase their level of daily physical activity and/or improve their diet with nutritious foods

  • Bait-Ul Jamaat – House of Community: $5,000 – To continue the mobile food pantry for food distribution to entire Staten Island

Improvements in organizations that lead to enhanced delivery of community health services

  • NAMI NYC Staten Island: $20,000 – Funding will be used for the salary of Executive Director, office supplies, printing, and electronic communication costs
  • Richmond Medical Center: $2,000,000 over five years– Equipment for biplane imaging and to expand and improve the biplane cardiac cath lab

Arts & Culture

Increases in the number of schools and community organizations that offer strong arts education

  • Philharmonic-Symphony Society of NY: $50,000 – Funds will be applied to implementing a 10-week music education curriculum at PS 78

Increases in number of individuals participating in Staten Island arts and culture offerings

  • Staten Island Children’s Museum: $75,000 – Updates to SICM’s building and exhibits

Improvements in arts organizations that lead to enhanced sustainability

  • Greenbelt Conservancy: $75,000 – For supplies and materials, staffing support, technology purchases, and administrative costs
  • Staten Island Historical Society: $75,000– Support to Reinstate the Preservation Manager position