The New York Women’s Foundation Announces $3.25 Million in Grants to Address Needs of Women and Families in New York City

The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) announced a total of $3,250,000 in grants awarded to 57 organizations across New York City as a part of The Foundation’s Spring 2015 grant cycle.
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. Additionally, they support strategies integral to long-lasting change, including individual transformation, community engagement and mobilization, and systemic change.
Taken together, these grants address a continuum of complex needs faced by women, girls and families living at or below the poverty level. They continue the Foundation’s finest tradition of providing early investment and support for critical work within the city’s diverse communities, while reflecting strong alignment with targeted priorities of The Foundation’s recent strategic planning process, such as increased investment in systemic change and focused partnerships that strategically expand our reach and impact. Building on our history of success and pushing us into areas of strategic growth, these investments continue to strengthen our position as the premier women’s fund in the country.
Grant making categories included in this cycle of funding are:
Economic Security – 36 grants totaling $2,020,000
Anti-Violence & Safety – 14 grants totaling $820,000
Health, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Justice – 7 grants totaling $410,000
The complete list of grants follows:
Economic Security
African American Policy Forum General Operating Support $50,000
African Communities Together General Operating Support $60,000
African Refuge Inc. General Operating Support $60,000
Black Women’s Blueprint General Operating Support $60,000
BOOM!Health Inside-Out – It’s Time for College $60,000
Brandworkers General Operating Support $60,000
Business Center for New Americans General Operating Support $60,000
Center for Frontline Retail General Operating Support $60,000
Chhaya Community Development Corporation Saathi $60,000
Cidadão Global/ Global Citizen General Operating Support  $70,000
Equal Rights Advocates $20,000
Footsteps General Operating Support $60,000
Girls for Gender Equity General Operating Support $50,000
Girls Write Now General Operating Support $60,000
Global Potential $20,000
Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project $20,000
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Taconic Women’s $60,000
Correctional Facility College Education Program
Latinas On the Verge Of Excellence – L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program $60,000
General Operating Support
Latino Justice PRLDEF Latin@s at Work (LAW) $60,000
Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) Women’s Program $70,000
Lexington Vocational Services Center Deaf Women for $70,000
Economic Independence (DeafWEI) and Deaf Women’s
Opportunity and Resource Center (Deaf WORC)
Literacy Partners English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) $70,000
for Immigrant Women: A Two-Generation Approach
Mekong Inc. General Operating Support $60,000
Movement for Justice in El Barrio General Operating Support $60,000
New York Paid Leave Coalition Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign’s NYC Component $50,000
Per Scholas Women In Tech (WIT) $60,000
PowHer New York General Operating Support $60,000
Red Umbrella Project General Operating Support $60,000
Soledad O’Brien & Brad Raymond Foundation Scholars Institute $60,000
Start Small. Think Big. General Operating Support $60,000
Tenants & Neighbors General Operating Support $60,000
Union Settlement El Camino Health Pathway: Home Health Aide $60,000
Training and Job Placement
United Community Centers East New York Farms!:  Addressing $60,000
Food Justice with Older Adults
United Women Firefighters of New York General Operating $60,000
Women Organizing Neighborhoods $20,000
Year Up New York Year Up New York Young Women’s Initiative $70,000
ANTI-VIOLENCE & SAFETY    
ACHA Himalyan Sisterhood New York $20,000
A CALL TO MEN General Operating Support $100,000
CONNECT General Operating Support $70,000
Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families/STEPS to End Family Violence – ReEntry Services $70,000
Girl Be Heard General Operating Support $60,000
The Hetrick-Martin Institute Women Speak; Common Voices $60,000
Hollaback! Hollaback! NYC $60,000
Justice Committee General Operating Support $60,000
Leave Out Violence U.S. (LOVE) $20,000
Mixteca Organization, Inc. General Operating Support $60,000
New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project LGBTQ and People Living with HIV/AIDS Community-Based Violence Program $60,000
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project General Operating Support $60,000
Rise General Operating Support        $60,000
Sexual Health Innovations General Operating Support       $60,000
HEALTH, SEXUAL RIGHTS, & REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE        
The Alex House Project $20,000
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center Transgender Case Management Program $70,000
Community Health Action of Staten Island Young Women’s Task Force $60,000
GRIOT Circle General Operating Support $60,000
Pride Center of Staten Island General Operating Support $60,000
SPARKS General Operating Support $70,000
The Point Community Development Center W.O.M.E.N. Project $70,000
(Where Our Minds Empower Needs)

Our latest grantmaking invests over $1M in coalition building, civic engagement, and more.

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