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Recent Grants

2022 Grants


Housing & Homelessness

A Little Piece of Light ($100,000)

A general operating support grant in support of the organization’s mission to empower and facilitate healing for women, girls, and gender-fluid individuals who are directly impacted by trauma and involvement in the criminal justice system.

Alliance for Downtown New York ($166,000)

A renewal grant to support street homeless outreach in Lower Manhattan, led by the Bowery Residents’ Committee, a subgrantee of the Alliance for Downtown New York.

Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development ($450,000)

A renewal general operating grant supporting the grantee’s mission to build community power to win affordable housing and create thriving, equitable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers.

Center For Family Representation ($150,000)

A project grant to support legal defense efforts to prevent evictions and improve housing conditions for low-income families facing criminal neglect allegations from New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services due to unsafe housing conditions.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council of New York ($300,000)

A renewal general operating grant to support the organization’s policy analysis and advocacy for a reimagined housing plan that better meets the needs of New Yorkers.

City Report ($100,000)

A renewal grant to support The City’s news coverage of housing and homelessness issues, dissemination of practical information on housing programs, and provide community-based engagement with its readers.

Coalition for the Homeless ($500,000)

A renewal general operating grant to support the organization’s mission to advocate and provide direct services to homeless individuals and families in New York City.

Community Mediation Services ($200,000)

A renewal grant to support the expansion of Community Mediation Services’ Housing Mediation Program, as well as the recruitment and training of a cohort of culturally and linguistically competent mediators to handle disputes related to eviction and other landlord-tenant matters.

Community Voices Heard ($200,000)

A project grant to support ongoing advocacy to reduce housing exclusions based on prior involvement with the justice system in public housing and government-supported affordable housing developments.

Enterprise Community Partners ($225,000)

A renewal project grant to support the organization’s policy work to expand fair housing protections in New York, secure funding for more supportive housing units, and develop an education program for the real estate industry on the housing needs of justice-involved people.

FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds ($250,000)

A renewal project grant to support the New York City Youth and Family Homelessness Fund, a collaborative of philanthropic entities uniting to amplify and fund new pilot programs, research, and narrative change to combat New York City’s homelessness crisis.

Friends of Karen ($150,000)

A project grant to expand housing assistance to low-income families caring for children with life-threatening illnesses so they can stay housed.

Homeless Services United ($300,000)

A renewal general operating grant in support of the organization’s mission to advocate for immediate access to safe, decent emergency and transitional housing; outreach; drop-in services for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness; and prevention services and permanent housing for those facing housing instability.

Hour Children ($225,000)

A renewal project grant to fund mental health and other supportive services at residential programs that provide housing and holistic reentry support for justice-involved women and their families.

Lifeway Network ($150,000)

A renewal grant to expand the capacity of Lifeway’s transitional housing and supportive service program for survivors of human trafficking, and to increase support for women after they leave the program.

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter ($150,000)

A renewal planning grant to support the development of a housing model to assist CUNY students experiencing housing instability.

New York City Partnership Foundation ($100,000) 

A project grant to expand the outreach and services offered to unsheltered individuals in high-density commercial corridors and transit hubs, including the Financial District.

New York Public Radio ($100,000)

A renewal grant to support media coverage of housing and homelessness issues in New York City. 

New York State Council of Churches ($200,000)

A renewal grant to the New York State Council of Churches and a group of partner organizations to advise faith-based institutions in New York City on mission-driven real estate development opportunities.

Project Renewal ($50,000)

A project grant to support predevelopment activities, including architectural and land-use advisory services, for the New Providence project. 

Providence House ($200,000)

A renewal grant to help women reentering society from incarceration solidify family bonds with their children.

RiseBoro Community Partnership ($250,000)

A renewal project grant to expand anti-eviction and homelessness-prevention services, including direct financial payments to households currently unable to access rental arrears assistance.

Safety Net Project, a project of the Urban Justice Center ($300,000)

A project grant to use direct services and policy advocacy to address significant barriers preventing current and potential housing voucher holders from securing and maintaining decent, affordable housing.

The Center for New York City Neighborhoods ($200,000)

A renewal grant to support the Homeowner Landlord Services (formerly known as Mom & Pop Landlord Service) pilot program to provide services for at-risk homeowners of small buildings so that they can stabilize their properties for the benefit of their tenants and themselves.

The Fortune Society ($450,000)

A renewal project grant to support advocacy and policy efforts to meet the housing and reentry needs of justice-involved and formerly incarcerated people.

The Ladies of Hope Ministries ($150,000)

A renewal grant to support Hope House, a signature housing program of Ladies of Hope Ministries, and its continued replication as a housing model for justice-involved women across New York City. 

The Partnership to End Homelessness ($150,000)

A general operating grant to support the organization’s mission of building a just and equitable society and creating lasting community change through solution-oriented programs that eliminate the root causes of homelessness.

Unlock NYC, a project of Fund for the City of New York ($125,000)

A project grant to scale access to mobile technology that allows New Yorkers facing source-of-income discrimination to report incidents and to partner with advocates and legal-service providers working to combat it.

Urban Institute ($600,000)

A project grant to engage New York City stakeholders as part of a multi-city research initiative that centers racial equity principles as essential to eradicating homelessness and housing instability.

Women in Need ($450,000)

A renewal grant to support efforts to address family homelessness by increasing organizational capacity for policy research, advocacy, and communications.

Leadership Development

Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University ($200,000)

A project grant to support the development of three complementary leadership development programs for both lay and ordained leaders: (1) a cohort-based leadership fellows program focused on coaching for faith leaders; (2) a set of affordable online faith and leadership courses; and (3) a podcast series on contemporary issues of importance to faith leaders.

Christ Episcopal Church Dearborn, Michigan ($260,000)

A project grant to launch the Intercultural Community Center in Dearborn, Michigan, and originate educational resources that emphasize a model for intercultural neighborhood ministries led by lay and ordained church leaders.

Diocese of Cape Town, South Africa ($160,000)

A project grant to fund feasibility and predevelopment studies for a mixed-use development on the campus of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, adjacent to the historic Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town, South Africa.

Clal - National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership ($300,000)

A project grant to support the creation of an online version of Glean Network’s successful START entrepreneurship training program for faith leaders.

College for Congregational Development, a project of the Diocese of Olympia ($130,000)

A project grant to create a new model of the congregational leadership development program offered by The College for Congregational Development by making it more culturally relevant to diverse populations and adapting it to emerging forms of worship and community. 

Cyclical ($190,000)

A project grant to support the creation of online ecosystems to train early and mid-career leaders, both lay and ordained, to become faithful innovators. 

Diocese of Kurunagala ($44,000)

A renewal grant to support a diocesan leadership training program for clergy and lay leaders in the Diocese of Kurunagala, Sri Lanka.

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative ($180,000)

A project grant to accelerate knowledge sharing and coalition-building among civic and faith-based leaders through a public hackathon targeting inequality in housing, education, jobs, and entrepreneurship.

Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta ($100,000)

A project grant to pilot a “train the trainers” model to develop lay leaders in small congregations across Province IV with the goal of scaling to a province-wide lay leadership development program.

Episcopal Theological School at Claremont Bloy House ($100,000)

A project grant to develop and offer the first round of new courses focused on practical leadership skills for clergy and lay leaders, as well as mentoring support for applying these skills in a congregational setting.

Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest ($500,000)

A project grant to expand the offerings of the Iona Collaborative to encompass continuing education for established ordained and lay leaders and, as the program progresses, to distribute those offerings across a wider array of dioceses with all materials translated into Spanish and some materials developed entirely in Spanish.

London Diocesan Fund ($640,000)

A project grant to expand and digitize leadership development resources for church planting and revitalization in the global Anglican Communion through the Gregory Center for Church Multiplication, the Church Revitalization Trust, and Plant Anglican.

National Interfaith Cable Coalition d/b/a Odyssey Impact ($250,000)

A project grant to fund a multi-faith cohort of 8 to 12 Odyssey Fellows to create a video library and written materials as resources for leaders to address pressing social problems. 

Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St. George-in-the-East with St. Paul ($65,000)

A project grant to establish a vision and replicable models for congregational development and neighborhood renewal through growing lay leadership and lay ministry beyond the Church, primarily among the poorest urban communities of East London. 

Partnership for Renewal ($100,000)

A renewal project grant to develop a “train the trainers” model, enabling the grantee to expand its Church leadership development and congregational vibrancy model beyond its current geographic limits.

Princeton Theological Seminary ($290,000)

A project grant to equip seminaries across the United States to theologically form and practically prepare students to lead social innovation and entrepreneurial ministries by integrating entrepreneurial perspectives into seminary degree programs.

Saint Andrew’s Theological Seminary ($45,000)

A project grant to support offering a Certificate in Ministerial Leadership in the Episcopal Church in the Philippines and in the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, in multiple local instructional settings outside the traditional venues of seminary education.

Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference ($200,000)

A project grant to launch Praxis Groups of the Black Church Summit, a program that would recruit cohorts of Black seminarians, clergy, and lay leaders to gather in person and online to learn practical leadership and management skills and to solve community problems together. 

The Episcopal Church Foundation ($100,000)

A renewal grant to support the creation of a digital version of The Episcopal Church Foundation’s successful Congregational Leadership Initiative, to be available online to the entire Church.

The FaithX Project ($200,000)

A project grant to develop a research-based diocesan, or judicatory, vitality assessment tool and provide reduced-cost vitality improvement services to cohorts of small congregations and dioceses.

Trustees of Boston University ($300,000)

A project grant to expand the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy’s existing national leadership program to Episcopalian Latinx youth through direct instruction of leadership skills and mentorship in an Episcopalian-specific ministry discernment process.

United Church of Canada ($240,000)

A project grant to support the EDGE Network for Ministry Development of the United Church of Canada, which will train and develop communities of over 10,000 innovative, adaptive leaders for the Church.

United Theological College ($150,000)

A project grant to support scholarships for underrepresented faith leaders in theological degree programs at United Theological College, Bangalore, India.

Virginia Theological Seminary ($750,000)

A project grant to develop mentoring skills among talented clergy in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, relying on a train-the-trainer model to spread mentorship across large populations of new clergy in the Church.

Washington National Cathedral ($491,000)

A project grant to design and pilot a Racial Justice and Spirituality leadership development program to harness shared principles of faith, thereby equipping faith-filled leaders with practical skills and actionable workplans for the pursuit of racial and social justice in their communities. 

Wesley Theological Seminary of The United Methodist Church ($260,000)

A renewal project grant to create a learning module and cohort program at the Wesley Theological Seminary in partnership with the Oikos Institute for Social Impact, which will help Episcopal, Methodist, and African Methodist Episcopal (AME) faith leaders and congregations to imagine new ways of utilizing capital resources for future ministry.

Mission Real Estate Development

CAPA – Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa ($100,000)

A renewal grant that will help CAPA continue its important capacity and leadership building work with the Anglican provinces in Africa in 2022.

Diocese of Buye ($475,000)

A new project to develop a 15-room, 8,400-square-foot expansion of the Irembo Hotel in Ngozi, Burundi. 

Diocese of Kondoa ($139,000)

A new project grant to complete a 4,435-square-foot conferencing facility with 14 beds and 2 meeting rooms in Chemba, Tanzania.

Diocese of Sekondi ($31,500)

A grant to conduct a feasibility study to evaluate the development potential of two diocesan sites located in the city centers of Tarkwa and Takoradi, Ghana, and to determine the most promising site and corresponding development concept.

Diocese of Tamale ($270,000)

A renewal project grant to complete the ground floor of the two-floor, 17,933-square-foot Anglican Hostel, a 32-room (144-bed) student housing facility in Tamale, Ghana.

Diocese of Wiawso ($40,500)

A new grant to complete a feasibility study to evaluate the development potential of a diocesan site located in the central business district of Bibiani, Ghana.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Diocese of Texas ($130,000)

A new project grant to refine and complete the campus development concept for St. Stephen’s in Houston, Texas.

Racial Justice

A Little Piece of Light ($60,000)

A renewal grant to support one of ten community-based organizations that are partnering to cultivate restorative justice practices within victim services programs, using New York City’s Blueprint on Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence to enable citywide scaling of restorative justice.

Alliance for Quality Education ($125,000)

A grant to support statewide advocacy for progressive reform and for policies to end mass incarceration and stop the school-to-prison pipeline.

Alliance of Families for Justice ($175,000)

A renewal general operating grant supporting the grantee’s mission to support, empower, and mobilize families and individuals impacted by the criminal justice system so they can marshal their collective power to create a just world.

American Friends Service Committee ($100,000)

A renewal grant to continue support for the New York Healing Justice Program, a faith-based effort that helps those serving long-term prison sentences be safely released from prison and join family members who have gone through a process of healing and leadership development.

Black Women’s Blueprint ($60,000)

A renewal grant to support one of ten community-based organizations that are partnering to cultivate restorative justice practices within victim services programs, using New York City’s Blueprint on Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence to enable citywide scaling of restorative justice.

Borough of Manhattan Community College, a project of the Research Foundation of the City University of New York ($150,000)

A renewal grant to support the BMCC’s Project Impact, which ensures the academic success of students impacted by the justice system.

Brooklyn Movement Center, a project of the Fund for the City of New York ($250,000)

A renewal grant to support the organization’s Black Freedom Project, which aims to advance a collective agenda for decarceration and criminal justice reform that is crafted by Black-led and Black-centered organizations in New York.

Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions ($200,000)

A renewal grant to support general operations of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, whose mission is to shift the paradigm and practice of public safety, justice, and accountability from the criminal legal system to the community-focused “Human Justice” framework.

Circle for Justice Innovations, a project of NEO Philanthropy ($175,000)

A renewal grant to support Circle for Justice Innovations to be the anchor for a citywide collaborative that will cultivate restorative justice practices and document a model for violence prevention that incorporates restorative justice principles.

Citizen Action of New York ($125,000)

A renewal grant to support grassroots advocacy, conducted by directly impacted individuals, for a campaign to decarcerate New York.

CONNECT ($60,000)

A renewal grant to support one of ten community-based organizations that are partnering to cultivate restorative justice practices within victim services programs, using the New York City Blueprint on Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence to enable citywide scaling of restorative justice.

Drive Change ($100,000)

A renewal general operating grant supporting the grantee’s mission to provide workforce development and other reentry support to formerly incarcerated youth.

DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving ($125,000)

A renewal grant to support the organization’s mission to build the power of South Asian and Indo-Caribbean low-wage immigrant workers, youth, and families in New York City in order to attain racial justice and immigrant rights.

Elite Learners ($60,000)

A renewal grant to support community-based anti-violence services for youth in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Exodus Transitional Community ($750,000)

A renewal general operating grant to support the organization’s mission to deliver innovative programming tailored to adults and youth affected by the justice system and to advocate for a society in which all can achieve social, economic, and spiritual well-being.

Fountain House ($200,000)

A renewal grant to support the advocacy and public education for non-punitive community-based services for individuals in the criminal legal system with serious mental illness.

Freedom Agenda, a project of the Urban Justice Center ($400,000)

A renewal grant to support community organizing and mobilization to ensure the equitable and timely closure of the Rikers Island jail complex, alongside decarceration and community investments.

Getting Out and Staying Out ($125,000)

A renewal general operating grant supporting the grantee’s mission to empower young men to avoid involvement in the criminal justice system by reshaping their futures through educational achievement, meaningful employment, and financial independence.

Girls for Gender Equity ($150,000)

A renewal general operating grant toward the organization’s mission to support the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women through education, organizing, and physical fitness.

How Our Lives Link Altogether ($60,000)

A renewal grant to support one of ten community-based organizations that are partnering to cultivate restorative justice practices within victim services programs, using New York City’s Blueprint on Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence to enable citywide scaling of restorative justice.

Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison ($125,000)

A renewal grant to support Hudson Link’s Alumni Program to provide education and workforce development, mentoring, and other critical reentry services to its growing base of alumni.

Immigrant Defense Project, a project of the Fund for the City of New York ($125,000)

A renewal grant to support the Immigrant Defense Project, a hub for policy, advocacy, and litigation at the intersection of the criminal legal and immigration systems.

Interfaith Center of New York ($150,000)

A renewal grant to provide general operating support for the faith organization’s mission to overcome prejudice, violence, and misunderstanding by activating the power of the city’s grassroots religious and civic leaders and their communities.

Justice Innovation d/b/a Center for Court Innovation ($175,000)

A renewal grant to support the Center for Court Innovation to participate in the Restorative Responses to Intimate Partner Violence Project and to extend the reach of this work through a pilot program focused on reentry and restorative justice.

Kings Against Violence Initiative ($150,000)

A renewal general operating grant in support of the organization’s mission to prevent and eliminate interpersonal violence in the lives of young people through restorative violence-intervention programs.

Life Comes From It, a project of Tides Foundation ($200,000)

A project grant to support an intermediary fund dedicated to strengthening BIPOC-led grassroots movements for restorative justice, transformative justice, and Indigenous peacemaking in New York City.

Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility ($300,000)

A renewal grant to continue support of implementation and scaling of the Whole School Racial Equity Model in New York City public schools through outreach, education, and training on restorative practices.

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance ($60,000)

A renewal grant supporting the Renewable Rikers campaign to advance the closure of Rikers by pushing for polices that develop renewable energy sources to ensure that the island will never again be used for incarceration. 

New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project ($60,000)

A renewal grant to support one of ten community-based organizations that are partnering to cultivate restorative justice practices within victim services programs, using New York City’s Blueprint on Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence to enable citywide scaling of restorative justice.

New York Communities for Change ($150,000)

A renewal grant to support grassroots advocacy for continued decarceration and expanded housing options for New Yorkers impacted by the criminal legal system.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest ($50,000)

A renewal grant to support community organizing and mobilization to ensure the closure of the Rikers jail complex, including the Renewable Rikers campaign to safeguard that the island will never again be used for incarceration.

New York State Immigrant Action Fund ($100,000)

A renewal project grant to strengthen political organizing and mobilization of immigrant communities to advocate for immigrant rights and protections in New York’s criminal legal and immigration systems.

New York Theological Seminary ($100,000)

A renewal grant to continue support of the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) theological education program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

North Star Fund ($150,000)

A renewal grant to support the Let Us Breathe Fund, designed to build the capacity and power of Black-led grassroots groups working to reimagine community safety and hold statewide policymakers accountable table.

Parole Preparation Project ($150,000)

A grant to support Survivors of the System, a program that provides support, fellowship, and mentorship to people returning home after spending decades in prison.

Release Aging People in Prison Campaign, a project of Social Environment Entrepreneurs ($150,000)

A project grant to support directly affected leaders to engage in a grassroots, statewide campaign to promote fair and meaningful release opportunities for incarcerated people, as well as other decarceration efforts.

Restorative Justice Initiative, a project of Fund for the City of New York ($600,000)

A renewal project grant to continue support for the Restorative Justice Initiative—a project aimed at scaling a citywide, multisector network of restorative justice practitioners, advocates, and community members to increase access to restorative justice for all New Yorkers.

Rising Ground ($60,000)

A renewal grant to support one of ten community-based organizations that are partnering to cultivate restorative justice practices within victim services programs, using New York City’s Blueprint on Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence to enable citywide scaling of restorative justice.

Teachers Unite ($150,000)

A renewal general operating grant to support the organization’s mission of ending punitive discipline and its disproportionate impact on students of color in New York City public schools.

The Arab-American Family Support Center ($60,000)

A renewal grant to support one of ten community-based organizations that are partnering to cultivate restorative justice practices within victim services programs, using New York City’s Blueprint on Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence to enable citywide scaling of restorative justice.

The Brotherhood Sister Sol ($150,000)

A renewal general operating grant supporting the organization’s mission to provide comprehensive, holistic, and long-term support services to youth aged from 8 to 22.

Urban Justice Center ($100,000)

A project grant to produce research-informed recommendations for community mental health services and alternatives to detention and incarceration to reduce jail incarceration of people with mental health concerns.

Urban Youth Alliance International ($150,000)

A renewal grant to support a Bronx-based, faith-led youth advocacy effort to keep young people out of jail and continue decarceration in New York City.

Vera Action ($200,000)

A project grant to support data analysis, research, strategic communications, policy change, and advocacy to advance bail and pretrial justice reform and to support reinvestment in strategies that build truly safe and thriving communities.

Violence Intervention Program ($60,000)

A renewal grant to support one of ten community-based organizations that are partnering to cultivate restorative justice practices within victim services programs, using New York City’s Blueprint on Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence to enable citywide scaling of restorative justice.

VOCAL-NY Action Fund ($400,000)

A renewal project grant to support grassroots advocacy that focuses on decarceration efforts and ending homelessness in New York City.

Youth Justice Network ($400,000)

A renewal general operating grant in support of the organization’s mission to break cycles of incarceration and to build an equitable justice system by providing young people with individualized advocacy, mentorship, and opportunities to grow, thrive, and lead.

Youth Represent ($300,000)

A renewal general operating rgrant to support the grantee’s mission to use legal services, policy advocacy, peer education, and other tools to build power and opportunity for Black, Latinx, and other youth of color whom the criminal legal system and other systems of oppression harm the most.

Special Opportunity

Acacia Network Housing ($100,000)

A rapid response grant to support language and cultural enrichment programs for asylum seekers (both adults and children) who are staying at the grantee’s eight emergency transitional housing sites serving migrant families across the city.

Citizens Committee for New York City ($200,000)

A project grant to fund the New York Business Grants Program below 14th Street to help economic recovery in Lower Manhattan.

Global Impact Investing Network ($100,000)

A project grant to deepen the effectiveness of faith-based investors’ efforts to advance racial equity by introducing them to a common, industry-validated impact measurement and management system.

Human Services Council of New York ($80,000)

A project grant to support the Human Services Council's efforts to ensure full and on-time payments through New York City's community-based organization contracting system and fair wages for employees in the sector.

New York Immigration Coalition ($100,000)

A rapid response grant to support the grantee’s Welcoming New York Campaign, which is working to ensure that asylum seekers and migrants arriving in the city have access to the services, shelter, and care they need to begin new lives.

The New York Community Trust, GoVoteNYC ($200,000)

A renewal grant as part of a funders’ collaborative to support local nonprofit organizations with increasing voter participation and civic engagement throughout New York City in the upcoming elections.

United Way of New York City ($100,000)

A rapid response grant to support the grantee’s Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund, which will direct resources to community-based organizations providing support services for asylum seekers and migrants.