More Than $76 Million Granted
Since its inception, the Foundation has granted more than $76 million to help local institutions thrive. It is one of the Island’s major sources of philanthropy focused on outcomes for the people of Staten Island. We have supported a varied and wide-ranging array of projects. The Foundation has contributed to local projects of national prominence as well as to programs serving schools, faith-based groups, community centers, and programs serving those experiencing multiple obstacles to success. In its giving, the Foundation has reached the full range of faiths, cultures, age, and racial and ethnic groups in its focus areas of health, education, arts, and community services.
The Foundation has sought to fund outcomes-based projects and programs and to build the “capacity” of its non-profit grantees – providing funds for leadership development, technical assistance, or management consulting. As a respected leader, the Foundation also convenes stakeholders around issues facing the community, serves as a thought partner, and collaborates with other funders.
More recently, we have turned our attention to population-level change in Staten Island. The Foundation’s results orientation has expanded to include a collective impact approach to understanding issues, setting goals, and creating lasting impactful results for the Staten Island community. To read about The Staten Island Foundation highlight from 1997 through 2021, click here.