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New York Foundation Grants

Grants to New York City Nonprofits for
Social Change Projects Involving Youth or the Elderly

GrantWatch ID#: 175702
Agency Type:

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New York Foundation


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Grants to New York City nonprofit organizations for critical community needs. Specifically, target populations include youth and the elderly, with special emphasis on advocacy and community member involvement. New, untested or not yet publicized projects and organizations are welcome to apply.

Priority Project Area Definitions:

Community organizing is defined as bringing people together to identify issues and take joint action to bring about change. Drawing on a broad constituency that shapes and guides their agenda, community organizing groups develop and train leaders, work to promote accountability, and bring about both personal transformation and systemic change.

Advocacy is defined as a strategy that raises or rallies public attention or action, in order to bring issues into the realm of public concern and effect policy change. Advocacy may be carried out by those directly affected or by others working on behalf of a constituency.

Previous grants ranged from $40,000 to $45,000.

Grants are not made to individuals or to capital campaigns.

The following requests are not considered: research studies, films, conferences, or publications.

Requests outside New York City are not considered, except from organizations working on statewide issues of concern to youth, the elderly, or the poor.

Grants are not made outside the United States.

All initial requests are reviewed by three program staff and site visits may be conducted to select groups. A limited number of organizations will be invited to submit full proposals.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit an initial funding request via regular mail or email as an attachment to

New York Foundation
10 East 34th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: (212) 594-8009

New York City

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USA: New York City;   New York

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