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2019 grants

PROMISING FUTURES

Human Justice

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

     Hudson Valley Justice Center, to expand outreach and education to immigrants about tenant rights and available legal services, $20,000, October

     RSHM Life Center, to provide free legal assistance to immigrants in Tarrytown and Ossining, $38,000, December

Human Services

     Lifting Up Westchester, to prepare homeless individuals for stable housing, $50,000, April

Hunger and Homelessness

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

Jobs and Workforce Development

      The Guidance Center, Inc., for a youth workforce development program in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, and Yonkers, $100,000, December

     Westchester Workforce Collaborative, for a collaborative fund for improving workforce outcomes in Westchester, $94,000, February

Social Services and Welfare

     El Centro Hispano, to help low-income immigrants become self-sufficient, October, $30,000

      Ossining Children's Center, to help low-income families meet the needs of young children with developmental delays, $17,000, December

     The Bridge Fund of New York, Inc., to provide homelessness prevention services for poor working women in Peekskill and northern Westchester, $45,000, December

Youth Development

     Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon, to expand leadership programming for teenagers, $25,000, October

     City of White Plains Youth Bureau, to expand a social justice program for youth in White Plains, $30,000, October

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

       Family Ties of Westchester, Inc., to create a Youth Advisory Council, $15,000, December

       Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, to increase the number of families in an early childhood literacy program in Tarrytown and support college trips and SAT prep classes for needy Tarrytown juniors, $73,000, December

      GOOD For Girls, to support a mentoring program for girls, $14,000, December

      Graham-Windham, to support the expansion of a positive peer group program at The Graham School, $35,000, June

     Her Honor Mentoring, to expand a mentoring program for young women in Westchester high schools, $25,000, June

     Latino U College Access, Inc., to prepare low-income Latino youth in Tarrytown for college, $12,000, June

     League of Women Voters of Westchester Education Foundation, to support the Running & Winning program for high school girls, $2,500, February

      Pelham Art Center, to bring creative after-school arts classes to underserved elementary schools in the Mount Vernon School District, $20,000, December

     Project Morry, to expand support for Elmsford and Port Chester youth in grades 5 through 12, June, $35,000

     San Andres Episcopal Church, to expand a community leadership program for teens ages 13 to 18 in Yonkers, $10,000, October

     Southern Westchester BOCES, to support students attending a pilot alternative-to-incarceration program, $25,000, June

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

     Westchester Children's Association, to train justice-involved youth in Westchester in advocacy skills, $15,000, April

     Westchester Community College Foundation, to provide scholarships to students attending Westchester Community College, $70,000, April

     Westchester Parks Foundation, to help homeless boys from White Plains and Mount Vernon attend summer camp, $3,600, April

      Youth Voices Center, for a series of workshops to improve conflict resolution skills for students, faculty, and staff at New Rochelle High School, $17,000, February      

      YWCA of White Plains & Central Westchester, to support the Y Leaders program for 50 young women in White Plains, $20,000, February

THRIVING COMMUNITIES

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,” $7,000, April

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

     Copland House, to support the professional growth of a classical composer and the dissemination of classical music to students and the public, $12,000, June

     Downtown Music at Grace, to support three free concerts of music by German composers, $5,000, April

      Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers, for a free concert by the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra featuring the works of Beethoven, $6,000, October

      Hoff-Barthelson Music School, to support instruction in and performance of Germanic music during a week-long music festival in 2020, $6,000, December

      Hudson Chorale Inc., for a German choral music program, $6,000, June

     Jacob Burns Film Center, to support residencies for two emerging filmmakers, $30,000, February     

     Lyndhurst, to make access to Lyndhurst free for Tarrytown residents, $9,000, June

      Neighborhood House, Inc., to support an intergenerational arts program for seniors and children in Tarrytown, $10,000, June

     New Westchester Symphony Orchestra, to present six concerts around Westchester focusing on German composers, $6,000, October

      Rivertowns Village Green, to provide cultural and educational programming at the Tarrytown farmers market, $10,000, June

     SPACE on Ryder Farm, to provide opportunities for emerging artists from Westchester, $18,000, April

     Tarrytown Music Hall, to support free and low-cost family-friendly concerts and events in Tarrytown, $9,000, October

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

     Westchester Oratorio Society, for the production of a Haydn masterpiece, $15,000, February

Civic Affairs

      Community Governance & Development Council, to engage Yonkers residents in advocacy concerning local development, $55,000, October

     Community Voices Heard, to engage low-income residents in advocacy for improved housing conditions, $35,000, December

     Generation Citizen, to provide civic engagement lessons and advocacy experience to high school students in Yonkers and Ossining, $20,000, October

      Ossining Union Free School District, to support a leadership program for immigrant parents, $30,000, February

     Worker Justice Center of New York, to provide legal counseling and representation for low-wage workers who are victims of workplace abuse, $35,000, December

Conservation and Environment

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

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

      Connecticut Fund for the Environment, to monitor water quality along the Westchester shoreline of the Long Island Sound, $25,000, February

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

     Long Island Sound Stewardship Fund, for a collaborative fund to protect and restore the Long Island Sound, $10,000, February

      Mianus River Gorge Preserve, to improve the health and biodiversity of meadow habitats, $24,000, June

     Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak, to advance water protection in Lower Hudson Valley watersheds through water quality testing, $35,000, October

      Teatown Lake Reservation, to provide scientific and technical training to environmental decision-makers and train residents to garden with native plants, $10,000, June

      Westchester Chamber Educational Foundation, to expand membership in a certification program that promotes environmentally sustainable business practices, $25,000, October

Technical Assistance

     Community Resource Exchange, Inc., to provide technical assistance consulting services to Westchester nonprofits, $36,000, December

      Pro Bono Partnership, to support legal education programs for Westchester nonprofits, $25,000, April

      Support Center, to provide a series of management workshops for nonprofit and philanthropic executives, staff, and board members, $18,000, June

     The Newburgh Ministry, to help a Newburgh social service agency increase its capacity to provide services to families seeking greater long-term self-sufficiency, $35,000, December

      Volunteer New York!, to promote volunteerism and board service in Westchester, $11,000, February

HEALTHY LIVES

Behavioral Health

     Center for Safety & Change Inc., to expand access to art and play therapy for traumatized youth and their families, $10,000, June

     CoveCare Center, to expand mental health services to youth in crisis in Putnam County, $20,000, June

      Westchester Jewish Community Services, to support the county’s young people, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning, Jewish, or struggling with mental health issues, $78,000, December

Health Services

     Open Door, to establish a prenatal wellness program for disadvantaged women, $40,000, June

      Make the Road New York, to expand access to health care for immigrants, provide workplace and immigration legal services, and support civic engagement, $70,000, December

SPECIAL PROJECTS

     Westchester County Department of Planning, to support the work of the Westchester County Complete Count Committee, $50,000, October

     Westchester County Historical Society, to support the addition of Westchester County historic sites to a mobile application known as Clio, $10,000, October