At the April 26, 2022 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 that volunteer their time and experience to better the community

Court-Appointed Special Advocates of NYC (CASA-NYC): $75,000 – Support for a dedicated Staten Island Advocate Supervisor and to recruit local volunteers

Community Service Society: $50,000 – Part-time volunteer manager to focus on community outreach, partnerships, and volunteers from underserved communities

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

The Trust for Public Land: $60,000 – Staff, legal costs, and project hard costs needed to permanently protect Pouch Camp, Camporee Field

A Very Special Place: $30,000 – Emergency funding to replace a non-ambulatory van for a group residence

Growth Philanthropy Network: $5,000 – Support Social Impact Exchange's Learning Community


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

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York: $25,000 – New books for children, literacy resources for parents and training and support for pediatricians

Urban Hope: $50,000 – Staffing, training staff and literacy materials for literacy volunteer program

To increase the number of Pre-K children meeting their developmental guidelines

Seamen’s Society for Children and Families: $150,000 – Construction costs to prepare a new preschool facility in St. George


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

Brothers Care: $5,000 – Food and supplies to be distributed at 2022 monthly events that cater to the less fortunate and needy

First United Christian Church: $10,000 – Stipends for Food Pantry volunteers who support needy people in our community

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

Emma’s Place – SI Grief and Loss Center for Children and Families: $16,000 – Immediate Individual Crisis Counseling to bereaved children, including those with more complicated trauma

Arts & Culture

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

Friends of Alice Austen House: $25,000 – LGBTQ+ Photographic Storytelling Program, an arts education workshop for teenagers

Improvements in effectiveness and efficiency of arts organizations that leads to their enhanced sustainability

Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company: $15,000 – Operation Space: Rent for Snug Harbor spaces and new equipment

Staten Island Museum: $75,000 – Building Staff Capacity: Creation of Museum Fellow and Staff Advancement