The New York Women’s Foundation Announces $2,120,000 in Grants to Address Needs of Women and Families in New York City

December 23, 2015                                                   
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The New York Women’s Foundation Announces $2,120,000 in Grants to Address Needs of Women and Families in New York City
Awards 35 organizations working to promote economic security for women and families across NYC
The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) announced a total of $2,120,000 in grants awarded to 35 organizations working to promote economic security for women and families across New York City. This latest cycle of funding rounds out NYWF’s 2015 grantmaking year, which totaled $6,000,000.
These grants address a range of issues across The Foundation’s core focus areas of Economic Security, Anti-Violence & Safety, Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice. Through key investment strategies, NYWF is working to strengthen efforts that:

  • Eliminate the sexual exploitation of girls and transgender youth in NYC
  • Support girls, young women, and gender fluid youth of color to achieve their full potential to accelerate a shift towards gender and racial equity
  • Deepen support of emerging grassroots organizations serving historically underinvested communities
  • Develop partnerships with stakeholders and community members with place-based solutions promoting peace, safety and prosperity
  • Build strategies and systems change initiatives to help create a New Economy

Taken together, these grants address a continuum of complex needs faced by women, girls and families living at or below the poverty level. Since 1987, NYWF has funded over $50 million to organizations working to meet these needs, and is currently the premier women’s fund in the country.
The complete list of grants follows:
Economic Security
A Better Balance New York Women’s Economic Security $75,000
Brotherhood/Sister Sol General Operating Support $60,000
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute General Operating Support $40,000
Center for Family in Sunset Park The New York City Cooperative Development Project $75,000
Community Voices Heard $20,000
Center for Family Life in Sunset Park Amigas Cooperative 35,000
Community Connections for Youth Girls Leadership Development Program $60,000
DRUM (Desis Rising Up & Moving) General Operating Support $60,000
Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation Transgender Civil Rights $60,000
Faith in New York Program-Specific Grant $15,000
Girls for Gender Equity General Operating Support $80,000
Girls for Gender Equity Young Women’s Advisory Council $80,000
Hot Bread Kitchen and Center for Family Life in Sunset Park HBK Worker-Owned Cooperative $70,000
Minkwon Center for Community Action General Operating Support $60,000
Neighbors Helping Neighbors General Operating Support $60,000
Neighbors Together General Operating Support $60,000
New Economy Project Program-Specific Grant $30,000
NICE (New Immigrant Community Empowerment) General Operating Support $60,000
P.A.’L.A.N.T.E Harlem General Operating Support $60,000
Participatory Budgeting Project $75,000
The Debt Collective Program-Specific Grant $15,000
The Prisoner Reentry Institute $30,000
VOCAL- NY (Voices of Community Activists and Leaders) Civil Rights Union and Homeless Union $60,000
Welfare Rights Initiative General Operating Support $70,000
Anti-Violence and Safety
Center for Anti-Violence Education Community Alliance Against Violence & RisingStrong $60,000
Center for Court Innovation “Creating Change for Children” Project $60,000
City Bar Justice Center Trafficking and Empowerment Program (TPEP) $60,000
Covenant House Covenant House New York Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative $60,000
Day One New York Anti Domestic Sex Trafficking Program $60,000
Girls Education and Mentoring Services Support Services for Commercially Exploited and Domestically Trafficked Girls and Young Women $80,000
LiveOn NY Elder Abuse Initiative $75,000
Resilience Advocacy Project Girls Health and Trafficking Initiative $60,000
Streetwise and Safe General Operating Support $60,000
The Door- A Center for Alternatives Drop-in and Crisis Service of Runaway and Homeless Youth Program $60,000
Health, Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice
Correctional Association Women in Prison Project $75,000
Comunilife Life is Precious $40,000
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice New York Community Organizing and Leadership Development to Advance Dignity for Pregnant and Parenting Youth $60,000

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