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


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


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
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