2021 grants 

PROMISING FUTURES

Hunger and Homelessness

Community Center of Northern Westchester, to provide food to hungry Ossining residents, $36,000, March

Jobs and Workforce Development

WPTI, to provide professional development for the county’s workforce development agencies, $70,000, March

Youth Development

Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, to expand a program that builds resiliency, responsibility, and self-advocacy skills in young people ages 8 to 18, $35,000, March

CLUSTER Community Services, to support a restorative justice program, $15,000, March

New Era Creative Space Inc., For a leadership and empowerment program for adolescent girls in Peekskill, $5,000, March

Center for Court Innovation, to support a coordinator for a pilot program diverting young people from the courts, $50,000, March

SPECIAL PROJECTS

New York State Census Equity Fund, for a funder collaborative to support a fair and open redistricting process in New York State, $10,000, March

Tri-State Transportation Campaign, to support organizing for equitable transit in the county, $30,000, June

 

THRIVING COMMUNITIES

Arts and Culture

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, to support concerts of Germanic music in 2021 and 2022 summer seasons, $10,000, June

Clay Art Center, to support a one-year residency for an emerging ceramic artist from Westchester, $18,000, June

Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers, for a free concert and lecture series featuring the works of German composers in 2022 and 2023, $13,000, June

Hoff-Barthelson Music School, to support instruction in and performance of Germanic music during a week-long music festival in 2021, $6,000, March

Jacob Burns Film Center, to support residencies for a total of four emerging filmmakers in two academic years, $44,000, June

Jazz Forum Arts, to host 16 free outdoor concerts at two venues in Tarrytown, $10,000, June

Neighborhood House, Inc., to support an arts and technology program for Tarrytown seniors, $7,500, June

New Choral Society of Central Westchester, to support German choral concerts in 2021 and 2022, $13,000, June

The Picture House Regional Film Center, to produce a German film festival in fall 2021, $15,000, June

Westchester Oratorio Society, to support three performances of German choral works in 2021, 2022 and 2023, $13,000, June

Civic Affairs

Action Center, Inc. dba Energy Justice Network, to lead a campaign to eliminate County reliance on incinerating solid waste, $15,000, June

Family Service Society of Yonkers, to advocate for affordable housing policies that benefit kinship caregivers, $20,000, March

 

THRIVING COMMUNITIES

Community Development

Community Capital New York, to provide free technical assistance and business coaching to low- and moderate-income small business owners, $35,000, June

The Acceleration Project, Inc., to provide free technical assistance and business coaching to low- and moderate-income small business owners, $35,000, June

Conservation and Environment

Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF), to promote environmental literacy in schools in Yonkers, Tarrytown, Port Chester, Ossining and White Plains, $27,000, June

Groundwork Hudson Valley, to implement an action plan for the Saw Mill River watershed, $28,000, March

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

Westchester Land Trust, to restore native plants and create public access for an undeveloped land parcel in New Rochelle, $23,000, June

HEALTHY LIVES

Health Services

Town of Greenburgh, to support vaccine outreach in the Town of Greenburgh to reduce vaccine hesitancy and help residents access vaccinations, $9,000, March