At the February 28, 2023 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Community Services

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

Eibs Pond Education Program- $12,000- To provide stipends for 10 or more Youth Leaders and provide healthy snacks to participants year-round

Canvas Institute- $50,000- To provide Social-Emotional Development trainings for students at three schools

City Futures, Inc DBA Center for an Urban Future- $25,000- For a report featuring 50 local leaders’ ideas on making progress towards a stronger, more equitable borough

Increases in the number of Staten Islanders getting and keeping jobs to meet their employment goals

Green City Force- $50,000- Support for Service Corps initiatives specific to Staten Island and the Mariners Harbor Eco-Hub, particularly towards recruitment efforts and community outreach for more effective engagement

Per Scholas-$45,000- Funding will be used to provide support for personnel and cover equipment

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

Citizens Committee for New York City- $25,000 -Funding to support micro-grants for grassroots groups in Staten Island

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

Project Hospitality- $100,000- To support construction costs for PH’s community center and food pantry at 1546 Castleton Avenue

Improvements in community service organizations’ effectiveness and efficiency that lead to improved results for those they serve

Snug Harbor Little League-$25,000- Funding to complete the installation of lights on 3 fields

Staten Island NFP Association DBA Non-Profit Staten Island- $70,000- To strengthen capacity through engaging a grants consultant and reviewing organization’s internal operations


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

New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute- $150,000- Support for the backbone activities of the SI Alliance for North Shore Children and Families, a collective impact effort to improve outcomes for children 0 to 8 years of age

Increase number of K-12 students that improve their academic achievement to at or above grade level

Read Alliance, Inc.- $45,000- Support for early literacy strategies for struggling readers working with teen tutors at 5 schools

Increase number of least-advantaged students that enter and succeed in college

McKee Vocational and Technical High School- $9,999- To provide Professional Development given by AVID


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

New Direction Services, Inc.- $20,000- Purchase protein-rich food for Port Richmond pantry as well as supplies

Community Social and Civic Empowerment Organization- $10,000- To cover expenses for “Stars of Tomorrow Soccer and Enrichment” soccer program

Increases in available health services for the least advantaged, including mental health services

Pride Center of Staten Island- $75,000- To increase hours and provide professional development for a mental health counselor

Arts & Culture

Improvements in arts organizations that leads to their enhanced sustainability Improvements in arts organizations that leads to their enhanced sustainability

Staten Island Ballet Theater- $75,172- Support for installation of HVAC system to improve building’s heating and cooling

Universal Temple of the Arts- $10,000- Preliminary Work for Toxic Material Remediation at UTA’s Cultural Arts Center

Freshkills Park Alliance- $75,000- To build financial sustainability by establishing full-time development position

Increases in diversity, equity and inclusion in our area’s existing arts and culture offerings

Staten Island Children’s Museum $50,000- To revamp education curricula and pay for consultants who will review curricula, as well as new props and teaching objects and a portion of program manager’s salary

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

College of Staten Island Liberty Partnerships Program- $55,440- Support for “My Voice Matters,” a student photography project, to cover equipment, printing and display costs, stipends and other project expenses

The Noel Pointer Foundation- $25,000- Music education program expenses such as teaching artists and supplies at 3 schools and a summer session

Waverly Academy of Empowered Learners (WAEL/PS 84) – $9,999- Teaching artists from Sundog Theatre will work with 45 kindergarten students during 10-week dance and vocal residency

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

Education Through Music- $50,000- Support for teacher artists, professional development, and a portion of Instructional Supervisor salary for music education at 4 schools

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

Projectivity Group- $15,000- Support for “Beautify SI” program to produce outdoor murals requiring supplies, paying artists for labor, and additional expenses