At the October 25, 2022 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Community Services

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

Hunger Free America NYC:  $40,000 – Partial salary for WIC Specialist to increase the number of eligible Staten Islanders to access WIC benefits

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

Safe Horizon: $50,000 – To support 4th year of “Safe Way Forward,” a domestic violence program’s learning, program consultation, and evaluation activities not funded through ACS

Out Of The Storm Senior Services: $15,000 – Funding will be used to pay a Case Manager for 8-10 residents                          

Central Family Life Center: $105,000 – To achieve staff capacity and secure necessary resources for various Youth and Senior Services programs

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

Fam First Foundation: $25,000 – for staff support, supplies, consultants, Warrior Circles, training, accountant, technology, and miscellaneous expenses.            


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

St. Ann’s Parish Food Pantry: $5,000 – To purchase food including items needing refrigeration to supplement parishioner donations

Special Olympics New York: $10,000 – Resources like sports equipment, facility space, transportation, and personnel to engage 275 new local athletes

Staten Island Giving Circle: $10,000 – To purchase groceries and essential items for active and retired military families that utilize the “Nourish the Service” pantry at Fort Wadsworth

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

Friends Who Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness: $5,000 – To increase outreach to the community by bringing awareness and resources regarding cancer


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

Literacy, Inc.: $50,000 – Support for personnel costs, consultant, and supplies for early literacy programming on Staten Island

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

Literacy Trust: $37,500 – Funding will cover salary and associated costs for “Sound Partners,” a literacy intervention program, at 3 North Shore schools

NY Center for Interpersonal Development: $75,000 – Support for personnel expenses for “The Delta Academy” to provide support for struggling students

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

St. John’s University: $15,000 – Support for professor stipends for “Difference Makers,” a college readiness program for about 80 public high school students

Increase number of youth who demonstrate leadership and improve academic performance

Police Athletic League: $75,000 – Funds will expand the after-school program for fifty PS 13 students in Rosebank by adding 5 Group Leaders

Increases in the number of adult English language learners becoming proficient in English at a level that meets their educational or career needs

Make the Road New York: $70,000 – Salaries for staff in adult education program and related costs

Arts & Culture

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

The Noble Maritime Collection: $50,000 – Building Capacity by Engaging an Institutional Giving Consultant

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden: $100,000 – Funding will support consultants’ fees for Phases 2 and 3 of a Brand Strategy & Architecture Project

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

IlluminArt Productions: $30,000  – Support will assist with personnel costs for the “Write-A-Play” Program at 5 schools

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

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation: $60,000 – Funding will be used to host AileyDance Kids residencies in 4 Title 1 schools

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

Maker Park Radio: $10,000 – To support a radio and performing arts project with artist and curator stipends, engineering support and administrative costs

Emergency Funding

Pakistani Civic Association of Staten Island: $5,000 –- For Pakistani Flood Relief