2018 grants


Civic Affairs

     Community Governance & Development Council, for a civic engagement project in Yonkers, October, $55,000

      Community Voices Heard, to engage low-income residents in advocating for improved housing conditions, December, $30,000

      Family Service Society of Yonkers, to support leadership development and advocacy training for grandparents providing kinship care to grandchildren, December, $15,000

      New York State Census Equity Fund, to contribute Westchester-targeted dollars to a funder collaborative to ensure an accurate and fair 2020 census, December, $10,000

      The Advocacy Institute, to expand an online legislative map to include five Lower Hudson Valley county legislatures, October, $15,000


Conservation and Environment

      Bronx River Alliance, to coordinate watershed management efforts for the Bronx River in Westchester County, February, $35,000

     Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF), to promote environmental literacy in middle schools in Yonkers and Tarrytown, October, $27,000

     Greenburgh Nature Center, to promote food waste composting, June, $20,000

      Groundwork Hudson Valley, to revive an alliance to restore and protect the Saw Mill River and its watershed, April, $28,000

      Mianus River Gorge Preserve, to preserve the Eastern hemlock trees in the Mianus River Gorge watershed, February, $35,000

      Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, to create a youth horticulture program and restore the historic rhododendron garden, December, $16,000

      Westchester Chamber Educational Foundation, to expand membership in a certification program that promotes environmentally sustainable business practices, October, $20,000

      Wildlife Conservation Society, to improve fresh water passage for American eels in two Westchester rivers, April, $28,000


Technical Assistance

      Nonprofit Westchester, to strengthen nonprofits in Westchester, February, $20,000

      The Newburgh Ministry, to help a Newburgh social service agency increase its capacity to provide services to families seeking greater financial self-sufficiency, December, $40,000

      Volunteer New York!, To provide leadership training for Westchester’s nonprofit staff and boards, April, $25,000


Arts and Culture

      Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, to support a series of 11 summer concerts focused on the “Giants of Germanic Music,” April, $10,000

      Clay Art Center, to support a one-year residency for an emerging ceramic artist from Westchester, April, $16,000

      Copland House, to support the professional growth of classical composers and the dissemination of classical music to students and the public, October, $20,000

      Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers, for a free concert by the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra featuring the works of Beethoven, June, $15,000

      Hoff-Barthelson Music School, to support a festival of Germanic music and learning for 200 students, February, $14,000

      Hoff-Barthelson Music School, to support instruction in and performance of Germanic music during a week-long Baroque music festival in 2019, December, $16,000

      Jacob Burns Film Center, to support three fellows throughout the year, February, $30,000

      Jazz Forum Arts, to present 16 free summer concerts at two venues in Tarrytown (at left), June, $10,000        

      Lyndhurst, to make tours of Lyndhurst free for Tarrytown residents, June, $10,000

      Neighborhood House, Inc., to support a collaborative community arts program led by seniors, June, $7,000

      SPACE on Ryder Farm, to support a six-week summer arts internship for two emerging Westchester artists, April, $8,000

      Tarrytown Music Hall, to support free and low-cost family-friendly concerts and events in Tarrytown, October, $10,000

      The Picture House Regional Film Center, to support the Voice & Vision program for young people at risk of dropping out of Mount Vernon schools, April, $13,000



      City School District of New Rochelle, for a community-wide initiative to address student violence in the City of New Rochelle, February, $5,000



Human Justice

      Neighbors Link, to provide free legal services to immigrants, October, $25,000

      RSHM Life Center, to provide free legal assistance to immigrants in Tarrytown and Ossining, October, $43,000

Hunger and Homelessness

     Community Center of Northern Westchester, to provide food to hungry Ossining residents, October, $15,000

     Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, to support a food pantry and home-delivery services to seniors in Tarrytown, December, $15,000

      Westchester Jewish Community Services, to provide emergency cash assistance to support the basic needs of poor Jewish youth, December, $24,000

Jobs & Workforce Development

      The Guidance Center, Inc., to pilot a workforce development program for young people, December, $100,000

      Westchester Community College Foundation, for an education and workforce training program in White Plains, December, $100,000

       Westchester Workforce Collaborative, for a collaborative fund for improving workforce outcomes in Westchester, December, $106,000

       Youth Shelter Program of Westchester, to support an after-care and re-entry program for justice-involved youth, December, $50,000

Social Services and Welfare

      Community Resource Center, to help low-income immigrant families become self-sufficient and get free legal services when needed, October, $85,000

      El Centro Hispano, to help low-income immigrants become self-sufficient, October, $20,000

      Westchester Jewish Community Services, to provide comprehensive services to low-income single mothers while they attain their high-school credential and seek employment, June, $20,000

Youth Development

      Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle, Inc., to support the expansion of the SMART Moves youth development program in New Rochelle and Mamaroneck, October, $50,000

      Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, to expand a leadership development program for young people in Northern Westchester, June, $28,000

      Center for Safety & Change Inc., to expand staff training in play therapy services for traumatized youth to increase access for young people and their families, June, $10,000

      City of White Plains Youth Bureau, to support the launch of the Social Justice for Youth program in the City of White Plains, April, $50,000

      Edward Hopper Landmark Preservation Fund, to support the Nighthawks Teen Leadership program for middle- and high-school youth in Rockland County, April, $15,000

      Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, to support college trips and SAT prep classes for needy Tarrytown juniors, December, $11,000

      Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, to increase the number of families in an early childhood literacy program in Tarrytown, December, $65,000

      Graham-Windham, to expand a youth leadership program on The Graham School campus in Hastings, June, $35,000

      Latino U College Access, Inc., to prepare low-income Latino youth in Tarrytown for college, October, $8,000

      League of Women Voters of Westchester Education Foundation, to support Running & Winning workshop for high school girls, February, $1,500

      Pelham Art Center, to bring creative after-school arts classes to three underserved elementary schools in the Mount Vernon School District, December, $25,000

      Project Morry, to expand support for Elmsford and Port Chester youth in grades 5 through 12, June, $50,000

      Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, to support a teen employment program during the summer of 2018, April, $5,000

       The Guidance Center, Inc., to provide scholarship assistance to graduates of a college preparation program, April, $45,000

      The Rye Arts Center, Inc., to expand arts programs for underserved youth in Mamaroneck and Port Chester, December, $20,000

       Westchester Community College Foundation, to provide scholarship assistance to students attending Westchester Community College, April, $73,000



Behavioral Health

      Aisling Irish Community Center, to provide mental health services to Irish immigrants, October, $30,000

      Family Services of Westchester, to establish a partial hospital program for children ages 5-12 experiencing a psychiatric crisis, April, $50,000

Health Services

      CHCANYS, to help community health centers add social determinants of health to newly created value-based payment systems, December, $28,000

      Westchester Jewish Community Services, to provide support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth in Westchester County, December, $30,000