At the October 26, 2021 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Community Service
Increases in the number of Staten Island residents getting and keeping jobs at a level that meets their employment goals
• Jewish Community Center of SI: $75,000  – Funding to hire a social worker to assist clients overcome barriers to employment

Increases in the number of residents that volunteer their time and experience to better the community
• Citizens Committee for New York City: 40,000 – For All in Neighborhood Grants and capacity-building training for 2022 Staten Island grantees

Increases in residents living in poverty to receive basic services and connect to other resources
• Legal Services New York Staten Island: 50,000 – Build a robust practice in Surrogate’s Court to assist families of deceased homeowners to preserve the equity-based wealth that the homeowners painstakingly built

Improvements in human services or community-based service organizations’ or schools’ effectiveness and efficiency that lead to improved results for those they serve
• Staten Island NFP Association: $50,000 – Capacity Building for Future Sustainability  
• Central Family Life Center: $75,000 – To hire and fully onboard an Assistant Director for the Central Family Life Center
• VISIONS: $15,000 – Professional Development in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility – Universal Design

Increases in the availability and use of social services to stabilize the lives of at-risk individuals and families
• Out of the Storm Senior Services: $10,000 – Funding for a Case Manager

Increases in the number of parents that are actively involved in supporting their child’s educational success
• PowerMyLearning: $35,000 – To support staff in delivering professional development and family engagement services to PS 21

Increases in the number of K-12 students that are improving their academic achievement to at or above grade level
The Writing Revolution: $29,000 – TWR partnerships with PS 21 and Lavelle Preparatory Charter Elementary School in the 2021-22 school year
• Buck Institute of Educations dba PBL Works: $52,500 – To purchase teacher professional development for PS 26, PS 59, and PS 68

Increase  the number of adult ELLs develop English proficiency to meet educational/ career needs
• Make the Road New York: $70,000 – Adult Education and Occupational Health & Safety (OSH) Trainings for Immigrant Communities

Increases in the number of youth that demonstrate their leadership skills at school or in the community and improve their academic performance
• Global Kids: $45,000 – Salaries, technologies, supplies and materials for workshops, etc.
• St. Joseph Hill Academy: $10,000 – Furnishing of the Collaborative Learning Space in the Library/Learning Commons

Arts & Culture
Increases in the number of schools and community organizations that offer strong arts education
• IlluminArt: $30,000 – Staffing for Write-A-Play programs at PS 11, PS 16, PS 59, PS 74, and New Ventures Charter School
• Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation: $60,000 – AileyDance Kids residencies in four Staten Island schools