2020 grants 


Human Justice

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, to provide no-cost legal representation to residents of Tarrytown and Ossining, $67,000, November

RSHM Life Center, to provide free legal assistance to immigrants in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Ossining and Yonkers, $30,000, November

Worker Justice Center of New York, to provide legal counseling and representation for low-wage workers who are the victims of workplace abuse, $30,000, November

Hunger and Homelessness

Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, to support a food pantry and home-delivery services to seniors in Tarrytown, $45,000, November

Jobs and Workforce Development

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

Social Services and Welfare

Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill, Inc., to provide comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence enrolled in a transitional housing program, $50,000, March

El Centro Hispano, to help low-income immigrants become self-sufficient, $50,000, November


Youth Development

African American Men of Westchester, for a scholarship program in honor of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., $11,000, November

Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon, to support virtual youth leadership programming in Mount Vernon, $30,000, November

Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle, Inc., to support the expansion of the SMART Moves youth development program to include middle-school youth, $40,000, March

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

Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, to increase the number of families in an early childhood literacy program in Tarrytown, $72,000, November

Girls, Inc. Westchester, to provide a leadership experience program for girls ages 6 to 18, $30,000, November

GOOD for Girls, to support a girls mentoring and leadership program in White Plains, $17,000, November

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

Latino U College Access, Inc., to prepare low-income Latino youth in Tarrytown for college, $10,000, June

MVP Basketball Camp, to support sending homeless youth to basketball camp, $1,400, June

Port Chester Carver Center, Inc., to support the Junior Scholar leadership development program, $25,000, March

Project Morry, to expand support for Elmsford and Port Chester youth in grades 4 through 12, $20,000, June

RSHM Life Center, to support the Parents & Tots program in Tarrytown, $5,000, June

Sinai Free Synagogue, to provide tuition assistance to support the educational needs of poor Jewish youth, $6,000, November

Tarrytown Music Hall, to provide theater arts programming to Tarrytown youth, $10,000, November

Westchester Children's Association, to engage young people in voter preregistration and the census, $15,000, March

Westchester Community College Foundation, to provide scholarships to students attending Westchester Community College, $85,000, November

Westchester Jewish Community Services, to provide emergency cash assistance to support the basic needs of poor Jewish youth, $18,000, November

Westhab, to help justice-involved youth correct errors in their rap sheets, $37,000, March

Youth Voices Center, to improve leadership and self-empowerment for students, faculty, and staff at New Rochelle High School, $15,000, November



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


Arts and Culture

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, to support a series of summer concerts focused on the “Giants of Germanic Music,” $7,500, June

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

Copland House, to support the professional growth of a classical composer and the dissemination of classical music to students and the public, $19,500, June

Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers, for a free concert by the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra featuring the works of Beethoven, $7,500, June

Hudson Chorale Inc., to support a virtual concert of Bach in spring 2021, $7,500, November

Jacob Burns Film Center, to support residencies for two emerging filmmakers, $25,000, March

Lyndhurst, to make access to Lyndhurst free for Tarrytown residents, $7,500, June

SPACE on Ryder Farm, to provide opportunities for emerging artists from Westchester, $16,000, June

Westchester Oratorio Society, to support the performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor, $7,500, March

Civic Affairs

Community Governance & Development Council, to engage Yonkers residents in advocacy concerning local development, $60,000, November

Community Resource Center, to help low-income immigrant families become self-sufficient and get free legal services, $65,000, November

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

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

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

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


Community Development

Community Capital New York, Inc., to provide technical assistance and business coaching to low- and moderate- income small business owners in Westchester County, $30,000, June

The Acceleration Project, Inc., to provide free technical assistance and business coaching to low- and moderate- income small business owners, $30,000, June

Women’s Enterprise Development Center, to provide free technical assistance and business coaching to low- and moderate- income small business owners, $30,000, June



Conservation and Environment

Bronx River Alliance, to coordinate watershed management efforts for the Bronx River in Westchester County, $30,000, March

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

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, to support environmental justice organizing in Mount Vernon, $15,000, November

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

Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak, to advance water protection in Lower Hudson Valley watersheds through water quality testing, $30,000, November

Sustainable Westchester, for a community solar project for low- and moderate-income residents, $28,000, November

Teatown Lake Reservation, to provide scientific and technical training to volunteer environmental decision-makers, $15,000, June

Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, to support a youth horticultural program and create an ornamental vegetable garden, $15,000, March

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

Westmoreland Sanctuary, to improve a 283-acre riparian stream habitat in northern Westchester, $12,000, June

Technical Assistance

New York Council of Nonprofits, to support the Hudson Valley Funders Network Nonprofit COVID Recovery Initiative, $50,000, November

Pro Bono Partnership, to support legal education programs and COVID-19 response work for Westchester nonprofits, $40,000, June


Health Services

Long Term Care Community Coalition, to monitor nursing homes throughout Westchester, $40,000, November

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, November