Recent Grants

Recent Grants2022-08-31T21:45:26+00:00

At the June 21, 2022 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Community Services

Increase in residents, particularly youth, that demonstrate leadership in the community

NYU Silver School of Social Work: $75,000 – Adaptive Leadership Lab to strengthen the capacity of Staten Island’s Social Work community to tackle challenges in their work

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

The GRACE Foundation of NY: $50,000 – To create another studio in their building for expanded programming to serve more participants

Candid: $5,000 – To strengthen under-resourced Staten Island nonprofits and advance knowledge about philanthropy

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

The New York Foundling: $50,000 – To help retain and train qualified staff while contributing to the sustainability of Healthy Families services

Education

Increases in the number of youth that obtain a high school diploma, HSE, or vocational credential

Jewish Community Center of SI: $40,000- NYC Digital Media Center fees for instructors and other project costs to provide training in digital media for 13 High School students

African Refuge: $70,000 – Staffing and administrative support for Youth Opportunity and Young Entrepreneur programs

Increases in the number of youth that demonstrate leadership and improve their academic performance

NYC Department of Education District 31: $85,000 – To provide administrators and students from local high schools and intermediate schools with a foundation in Systems Thinking concepts in order to understand and respond to the interconnected systemic challenges in the local education system

Health

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

Moore Catholic High School: $10,000 – Equipment to outfit an exercise and wellness center

Arts & Culture

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

NYLaughs: $5,000 – Comedy business educational series at St.George NYPL designed to promote inclusion

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

The College of Staten Island Foundation on behalf of the Willowbrook Legacy Project: $25,000- Support of the Willowbrook Legacy Project to add two station markers and support associated forums

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): $5,000- Support for Staten Island Juneteenth 2022

Friends Who Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Organization: $5,000 – Support for Staten Island Juneteenth 2022

Improvements in arts organizations that leads to their enhanced sustainability

New York Landmarks Conservancy: $50,000 – To make the Olmstead-Beil House safer and more functional to allow for additional preservation work

 


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

Education

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

Health

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


 

February 22, 2022 Board Meeting Results

At the February 22, 2022 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

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

  • Staten Island Urban Center: $50,000 – Support of the Center for Community Development & Action with inaugural staff and OTPS needs

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

  • Snug Harbor Little League: $50,000 – Funding for turf and lights
  • Lawyers Alliance for New York: $15,000 – For personnel and OTPS for those working on the Staten Island Project

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

  • Food Bank For New York City: $75,000 – Connecting and Empowering Staten Island Program’s Income Tax Program and TEN operations:
  • Partnership with Children: $50,000 – Support for PwC’s school-based Social Work Director at IS 49

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

  • Unity Games: $50,000 – To offset expenses associated with implementation of an anti-racism program

Education
Increases in the number of K-12 students that are improving their academic achievement to at or above grade level

  • Read Alliance: $50,000 – To improve K-2 graders’ skills in reading while providing employment for teens

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

  • Literacy Partners: $50,000 – To implement “La Fuerza” workshops for low-income, Spanish-speaking caregivers on the North Shore
  • New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute: $150,000 – Support of the Backbone Organization for the SI Alliance for North Shore Children and Families

Increases in the number of youth that demonstrate their leadership skills at school or in the community and improve their academic performance

  • Children’s Aid Society: $50,000 – Support for arts and leadership activities, anti-bullying and theater workshops to boost SEL post-pandemic

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

  • Bait-Ul Jamaat – House of Community: $5,000 – To continue the mobile food pantry for food distribution to entire Staten Island

Improvements in organizations that lead to enhanced delivery of community health services

  • NAMI NYC Staten Island: $20,000 – Funding will be used for the salary of Executive Director, office supplies, printing, and electronic communication costs
  • Richmond Medical Center: $2,000,000 over five years– Equipment for biplane imaging and to expand and improve the biplane cardiac cath lab

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

  • Philharmonic-Symphony Society of NY: $50,000 – Funds will be applied to implementing a 10-week music education curriculum at PS 78

Increases in number of individuals participating in Staten Island arts and culture offerings

  • Staten Island Children’s Museum: $75,000 – Updates to SICM’s building and exhibits

Improvements in arts organizations that lead to enhanced sustainability

  • Greenbelt Conservancy: $75,000 – For supplies and materials, staffing support, technology purchases, and administrative costs
  • Staten Island Historical Society: $75,000– Support to Reinstate the Preservation Manager position

 


 

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

Education
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

 


 

At the June 22, 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

  • JobsFirstNYC: $55, 670 – Youth Workforce Initiative Network of Staten Island

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

  • City Harvest: 50,000 – Staten Island Mobile Markets
  • Rabbinical Alliance of America: $5,000 – Passover 2021 Food Distribution

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

  • American Red Cross: $30,000 – Home Fire Campaign on Staten Island
  • Arab-American Family Support Center: $25,000 – Supporting Immigrant Survivors of Gender-based Violence  on Staten Island
  • The New York Foundling: $50,000 – Healthy Families Initiative
  • Safe Horizon: $50,000 – Safe Way Forward Program

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

  • A Very Special Place: $60,000 –  COVID-19 Relief
  • Staten Island Economic Development Corporation: $35,000 –CDFI Planning Study

Education
Increases in the number of K-12 students that are improving their academic achievement to at or above grade level

  • McKee Vocational And Technical HS: $9,999 – Rigor, Opportunity and Student Agency

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

  • Literacy, Inc.: $50,000 – Reading Rescue – North Shore Reads 2021

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

  • Better Education Foundation: $10,000 – Be Well with BEF

Increases in the number of youth that obtain a high school diploma, HSE or vocational credit

  • African Refuge: $70,000 – Opportunity, Youth, and Young Entrepreneurs Program

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

  • Staten Island University Hospital Foundation: $50,000 – School-based Adolescent Health Program

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

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden: $25,000 – 2021 Executive Search

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

  • Education through Music: $50,000 – Bringing Sustainable Music Programs to Staten Island Schools

 


 

At the April 27, 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

  • SI Chamber of Commerce Foundation: $75,000 – Staten Island Private Industry Council (Year 2)
  • Per Scholas: $50,000 – Responsive Classroom Professional Development

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

  • Brothers Care: $5,000 – Community Outreach Event Series
  • New Direction Services: $5,000 – Fresh Food for People Program

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

  • Meals on Wheels of SI: $87,965 – Healthy Nutrition for Staten Island’s Older Adults in the Face of COVID-19
  • Person Centered Care Services: $10,000 – Behind the Ballot
  • The GRACE Foundation of New York: $17,000 – Spelling to Communication Initiative
  • Safe Horizon: $50,000 – Safe Way Forward

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

  • Noble Maritime Collection: $50,000 – Capacity Building for Museum Development and Programmatic Planning

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

  • Friends of Alice Austen House: $25,000 – The LGBTQ+ Photographic Storytelling Program

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

  • United States Wallball Association: $10,000 – Wall Games

 


 

At the February 23, 2021 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Community Service
Increases in residents living in poverty to receive basic services and connect to other resources

  • St. Clare’s Parish: $5,000 – Food Pantry and Emergency Community Outreach
  • Food Bank for New York City: $60,000 – Feeding & Empowering Staten Island
  • Northfield Community LDC of SI: $50,000 – Staten Island Community Land Trust
  • The New York Foundling: $50,000 – Staten Island Community Partnership Food Pantry

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

  • Lawyers Alliance for New York: $15,000 – Staten Island Community-Based Outreach Project 2021

Increases in the number of residents, particularly youth, that demonstrate their leadership in the community

  • Green City Force: $50,000 – Service Corps

Education
Increases in the number of pre-K children meeting their developmental milestones

  • Children’s Aid Society: $50,000 – Richmond Early Learning Center
  • Reach Out and Read of Greater New York: $10,000 – Books for Children in Staten Island

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

  • Literacy Trust; $36,035 – Reading Rescue – Staten Island Expansion

Increases in the number of youth that demonstrate their leadership skills at school or in the community and improve their academic performance

  • Public School 19: $9,999 – RULER Training at PS 19
  • Public School 59: $9,999 – Responsive Classroom Professional Development
  • PS 74- Future Leaders Elementary School: $9,999 – Leadership Development and Social Emotional Learning with the Leader in Me

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

  • Emma’s Place – Staten Island Grief and Loss Center for Children and Families, Inc.: $20,000 – Immediate Individual Crisis Counseling

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

  • National Lighthouse Museum-: $50,000 – Weathering the Storm to Stay the Course
  • Staten Island Children’s Museum: $60,000 – Building and Exhibits Upgrade

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

  • Philharmonic Symphony Society of NY: $50,000 – Increasing Student Engagement with Music on the North Shore

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

  • SI Institute of Arts & Sciences dba Staten Island Museum: $50,000: Maximizing Virtual Audiences through Public Programs, Exhibitions & Collections

 


 

At the October 27, 2020 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Education

Increases in the number of English language learners or students with special needs that progress at the same academic rate as their peers without those barriers

  • Police Athletic League: $76,039 – Kids Included Together: Afterschool for Special Needs Youth

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

  • Literacy Partners: $75,000 – La Fuerza de Familias Latinas (The Power of Latinx Families)
  • New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute: $180,000 – Support of the backbone organization for the Staten Island Alliance for North Shore Children and Families

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

  • American Institutes for Research: $58,000 – Equity Focused MTSS for All Learners
  • READ Alliance: $50,000 – Virtual Tutoring Program
  • Staten Island Reading Association: $5,000 – Bridging the Gap between Equity and Access in Literacy
  • Integration Charter Schools: $10,000 – Continuing to Create a Culture of Assessment of Capable Learning through Impact Teams
  • Staten Island Academy: $10,000 – Safety shields for the cafeteria for safe eating indoors during the pandemic
  • St. Peter’s High School: $10,000 – COVID-19 Spending: Technology and Cleaning

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

  • Wagner College: $40,000 – What is your Wagner Plan? Self-identity and Vocation

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 – Global Leadership Program at Curtis High School
  • Public School 26: $9,999 – Cultivating Genius
  • Public School 45: $9,999 – Teaching Students to have Pride in Themselves and Each Other
  • Public School 60: $9,999 – Cultivating Genius

Community Service

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

  • NYU Silver School of Social Work: $75,000 – Leadership Capacity Building for Impact in Human Services

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

  • Make the Road New York: $70,000 – Civic Engagement and Adult Education

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: $70,000 – Capacity Building to support SI nonprofit resilience and services during COVID-19
  • Candid, Inc.: $5,000 – Connecting Staten Island nonprofits to the resources they need to thrive

Health

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

  • Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City: $30,000 – New York City Soccer Initiative

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

  • Peer Health Exchange: $25,000 – Sustaining Staten Island Programming

Improvements in community service organizations/schools leading to improved results for those they serve

  • Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness: $5,000 – Courageous Conversations for Staten Island Collective Impact Members

Arts & Culture

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

  • Freshkills Park Alliance: $150,000: Building Capacity for Equity Access and Advocacy

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

  • Illuminart Productions: $30,000 – Write-A-Play School Residencies Project
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