Urban Affairs

The Urban Affairs program is focused on projects that enhance New York City’s vitality as a leading and livable urban capital.

We partner with civic and cultural institutions, local government, and independent nonprofits that design innovative, feasible initiatives to address the common needs of diverse New Yorkers.

The Foundation continually seeks opportunities to strengthen the city’s pluralistic communities and civic spaces, re-envisioning public libraries, affordable housing, and local public affairs journalism to cultivate engaged, creative urban citizens.

2017

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$40,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For the 2017 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community to be allocated directly to the following branch libraries: $20,000 to New Utrecht Library and $10,000 to Crown Heights Library. An additional $10,000 is to be allocated directly to Sheepshead Bay Library, a winner of the Perennial Excellence Award.

City Limits

Amount
$35,000
Year 2 of three-year grant totaling $105,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2018
Location
New York, NY

To support the expansion of reporting on housing and development in New York City.

Fifth Avenue Committee

Amount
$65,250
Year 2 of two-year grant totaling $130,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the Sunset Park Library and Affordable Housing Development Project.

New York Community Trust

Amount
$50,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $100,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2017-2018
Location
New York, NY

To support the Fund for New Citizens.

New York Legal Assistance Group

Amount
$265,940
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To support the expansion of the NYCitizenship program.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To provide general operating support to the Straphangers Campaign.

New York Public Library

Amount
$130,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

For the 2017 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to the following branch libraries: $20,000 to Allerton Library; $20,000 to Chatham Square Library; $10,000 to Edenwald Library; $10,000 to George Bruce Library; and $10,000 to Hunts Point Library. In acknowledgement of the Perennial Excellence Award recipients, $10,000 will be allocated to the Aguilar Library and $10,000 to the Stapleton Library. An additional $20,000 is to be allocated directly to the winner of the Heckscher Prize for Outstanding Service to Children and Youth, Grand Concourse Library. Lastly, an additional $20,000 is to be allocated directly to the winner of the Award for Distinction in Service, Bronx Library Center.

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$275,000
Year 2 of two-year grant totaling $550,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support “The Affordability Project.”

ProPublica

Amount
$120,000
Year 2 of two-year grant totaling $240,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support an investigative reporting beat focused on New York’s public institutions, including accountability reporting on policies, practices, and program implementation.

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
Queens, NY

For the 2017 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community to be allocated directly to the following branch libraries: $20,000 to Queens Library at Lefferts, $20,000 to Queens Library at Woodside, and $10,000 to Queens Library at Bayside.

Research Foundation of the City of New York

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To be directed to CUNY Citizenship Now! to support its efforts to provide emergency renewal application assistance to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

Robin Hood Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To support Robin Hood’s Billion Dollar Challenge, an endeavor to bridge the gap between the number of poor New Yorkers eligible for legal benefits and those enrolled.

Spaceworks

Amount
$50,000
Year 4 of four-year grant totaling $300,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2014-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support Spaceworks’ efforts to develop new affordable artist workspace, create a pipeline of prospective projects, and build partnerships with cultural and community-based organizations throughout New York City.

The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism

Amount
$30,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To support the expansion of the Newsmakers Series reportorial program, which will shine a light on municipal newsmakers during the 2017 mayoral election year.

The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism

Amount
$25,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To support the research and production of an editorial vision and business plan for a new local journalism initiative.

The Futuro Media Group

Amount
$100,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $200,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2017-2018
Location
New York, NY

To support the expansion of FMG’s public affairs and investigative journalism in New York.

Underground Development Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To support The Lowline’s visionary Young Ambassadors Program, in collaboration with the New York Public Library’s Lower East Side Oral History Project and the Seward Park Library.

Vera Institute of Justice

Amount
$80,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To support efforts to expand the work of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), a first-in-the-nation approach to guaranteeing legal representation for indigent immigrants facing deportation while detained.

Total: $1,416,190

2016

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$40,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For the 2015-2016 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to the following three branch libraries: $20,000 to Sunset Park Library; $10,000 to Dyker Library; and $10,000 to Kings Bay Library.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$37,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the design and implementation of a second phase of study that is evaluating the impact of the transfer of six buildings in NYCHA’s Section 8 portfolio to a new public/private partnership.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support a series of four civic conversations: Beds, Books, and Basements.

Citizens Union Foundation of the City of New York

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support Gotham Gazette’s in-depth reporting and accountability coverage.

City Limits

Amount
$7,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To strengthen organizational capacity.

City Limits

Amount
$35,000
Year 1 of three-year grant totaling $105,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2018
Location
New York, NY

To support the expansion of reporting on housing and development in New York City.

Fifth Avenue Committee

Amount
$65,250
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $130,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the Sunset Park Library and Affordable Housing Development Project.

Gateway Demonstration Assistance Corporation

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the redevelopment of five to ten New York City shelter sites into larger buildings containing both transitional and permanent housing units, with on-site space for healthcare, childcare and cultural amenities.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the Convening about Neighborhood Change, Displacement & Equitable Development conference.

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

Amount
$34,408
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support a feasibility analysis and planning initiative to create a new fellowship program for library staff at New York City’s three public library systems.

New York Community Trust

Amount
$35,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the design and start-up phase of a NYC Workforce Funders Immigrant Workforce Initiative involving the NYC branch library systems.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To provide general operating support to the Straphangers Campaign as per the proposal and budget submitted to the Foundation.

New York Public Library

Amount
$80,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

For the 2015-2016 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to the following four branch libraries: $20,000 to Inwood Library; $20,000 to Morrisania Library; $10,000 to Aguilar Library; and $10,000 to Fort Washington Library. An additional $20,000 is to be allocated directly to the winner of the Heckscher Prize for Outstanding Service to Children and Youth, Jerome Park Library.

New York Public Library

Amount
$16,030
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support community engagement and outreach efforts for NYPL’s Inwood project.

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$275,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $550,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support “The Affordability Project.”

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$7,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support New York Public Radio’s annual gala.

ProPublica

Amount
$120,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $240,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support an investigative reporting beat focused on New York’s public institutions, including accountability reporting on policies, practices, and program implementation.

Prospect Park Alliance

Amount
$7,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To provide funding for the preservation of Prospect Park in support of two main objectives, the restoration of a number of storm-damaged trees and the development of an infrastructure to prevent natural erosion.

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
Queens, NY

For the 2015-2016 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to the following three branch libraries: $20,000 to Arverne Library; $20,000 to Glen Oaks Library; and $10,000 to Far Rockaway Library.

Spaceworks

Amount
$100,000
Year 3 of four-year grant totaling $300,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2014-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support Spaceworks’ efforts to develop new affordable artist workspace, create a pipeline of prospective projects, and build partnerships with cultural and community-based organizations throughout New York City.

The Bronx Freedom Fund

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
Bronx, NY

To support The Bronx Freedom Fund’s bail fund.

The Gracie Mansion Conservancy

Amount
$1,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, in honor of Peter Hatch’s service to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

The Marshall Project

Amount
$80,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the “We Are Witnesses” video series.

Total: $1,111,688

2015

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$40,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For the 2014-2015 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to three branch libraries as follows: $20,000 to New Lots Library; $10,000 to Clinton Hill Library; and $10,000 to Windsor Terrace Library.

Center for Social Inclusion

Amount
$1,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To the Center for Social Inclusion, in honor of Maya Wiley’s service to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards initiative.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$45,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a study evaluating the impact of the transfer of six buildings in NYCHA’s Section 8 to a new public/private partnership.

City Limits

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support City Limits’ public affairs journalism covering all five boroughs of New York City.

City Limits

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support public affairs journalism focused on coverage of New York City Housing Authority and the housing crisis in the city.

Fifth Avenue Committee

Amount
$62,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support FAC in facilitating a community planning process and assessing the potential of New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) in order to build and finance an expanded Sunset Park Library with affordable housing above.

New York Public Library

Amount
$70,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

For the 2014-2015 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to four branch libraries as follows: $20,000 to Mott Haven Library; $20,000 to Parkchester Library; $20,000 to Stapleton Library; and $10,000 to Jefferson Market Library.

New York Public Library

Amount
$100,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the Ideas Fund initiative.

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To commemorate Brian Lehrer’s quarter-century of service at WNYC’s first annual spring event, Radio Revelry.

New York University – Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy

Amount
$36,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To conduct legal and empirical research on community preference policy in the allocation of affordable housing in New York City.

Park Avenue Armory

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a new work for the Drill Hall that sets pianist Igor Levit’s performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations in an environment conceived by performance artist Marina Abramovic.

Prospect Park Alliance

Amount
$7,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To provide funding for the preservation of Prospect Park in support of two main objectives, the restoration of a number of storm-damaged trees and the development of an infrastructure to prevent natural erosion.

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$40,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
Jamaica, NY

For the 2014-2015 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to three branch libraries as follows: $20,000 to Langston Hughes Library; $10,000 to Cambria Heights Library; and $10,000 to Sunnyside Library.

Spaceworks

Amount
$50,000
Year 2 of four-year grant totaling $300,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2014-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support Spaceworks’ efforts to develop new affordable artist workspace, create a pipeline of prospective projects, and build partnerships with cultural and community-based organizations throughout New York City.

St. Nicks Alliance

Amount
$40,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support Phase III of the CDC 4G Initiative, which seeks to strengthen community-based housing in NYC by establishing a joint operating entity for the purpose of scaling up the industry, establishing best-practice standards, and improving collaboration.

St. Nicks Alliance

Amount
$75,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $150,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2015-2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the launch of ‘JOE NYC,’ a new entity to preserve and expand nonprofit-owned affordable housing in New York City.

Supportive Housing Network of New York

Amount
$75,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $150,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2015-2016
Location
New York, NY

To support public education and advocacy for expanding supportive housing and services serving homeless adults and families with mental illness and other chronic disabilities.

The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism

Amount
$8,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a series of monthly breakfast meetings between New York City reporters and knowledgeable community leaders.

The Horticultural Society of New York

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the continued collaboration between Neighborhood Plaza Partnership and The Uni Project to bring “pop-up,” open-air reading rooms to 23 high-need plazas in 2016.

The Station Alliance

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support The Station Alliance’s New York City Subway station demonstration project.

Total: $740,000

2014

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$138,820
Year 2 of two-year grant totaling $277,640
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the creation of BPL’s Department of Outreach Services, which will build partnerships with local service providers and city agencies to make the library more accessible to a greater number of Brooklyn residents.

Center for an Urban Future

Amount
$80,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a project examining the challenges that New York City nonprofits face in undertaking construction projects financed with city capital dollars and managed by the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC).

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$110,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the next phase of the Making Room project: to promulgate the adoption of new housing models, and to continue building awareness and support for the Making Room vision, in part through a national exhibition in Washington, D.C. in 2015.

City Limits

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support public affairs journalism focused on four Brooklyn neighborhoods: Sunset Park, Bushwick, East New York, and Brownsville.

Horticultural Society of New York

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership in bringing “pop-up” reading rooms to up to nine public plazas in underserved communities in Queens and Brooklyn, in collaboration with The Uni Project.

New York Cares

Amount
$50,000
Year 2 of two-year grant totaling $100,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the Love A Library event at New York City’s public branch libraries in 2013 and 2014.

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$250,000
Year 2 of three-year grant totaling $750,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the continued development of WNYC’s data and digital news platforms as part of its model for building and sustaining high-quality local public affairs journalism.

New York University School of Law

Amount
$21,850
Year 2 of three-year grant totaling $475,900
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support for a final year the Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowship Program (LSPIN) , enabling 75 New York-area law students to work with public interest law organizations during the summer; and to support NYU’s Public Interest Legal Career Fair for each of the next three years.

Philanthropy New York

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the Fund for 2025, which will help Philanthropy New York strengthen its activities and support for NYC’s Foundation sector.

ProPublica

Amount
$110,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $220,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2014-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the creation of an investigative reporting beat focused on New York’s public institutions, including accountability reporting on policies, practices, and program implementation

Prospect Park Alliance

Amount
$7,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To provide funding for the preservation of Prospect Park in support of two main objectives, the restoration of a number of storm-damaged trees and the development of an infrastructure to prevent natural erosion

Spaceworks

Amount
$100,000
Year 1 of four-year grant totaling $300,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2014-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support Spaceworks’ efforts to develop new affordable artist workspace, create a pipeline of prospective projects, and build partnerships with cultural and community-based organizations throughout New York City.

St. Nicks Alliance

Amount
$40,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support Phase II of the CDC4G Initiative, which seeks to strengthen community-based housing in NYC by scaling up the industry, establishing best-practice standards, and attaining support from city housing agencies.

University Neighborhood Housing Program

Amount
$30,000
Year 2 of two-year grant totaling $60,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the Building Indicator Project and the work of the Multifamily Assistance Center to improve physically and financially distressed multifamily homes throughout New York City.

Urban Librarians Unite

Amount
$2,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support ULU’s 24-Hour Read-In event and the hiring of a communications and outreach intern in 2014.

Vera Institute of Justice

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the “Justice in Transition” project, a series of four public briefings on the current state of the city’s justice system and visions for its future, in conjunction with WNYC.

Total: $1,005,170

2013

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$138,820
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $277,640
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the creation of BPL’s Department of Outreach Services, which will build partnerships with local service providers and city agencies to make the library more accessible to a greater number of Brooklyn residents.

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$25,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

For the 2013 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, awarded to three Brooklyn branch libraries: $10,000 to Macon Library; $10,000 to Sheepshead Bay Library; and $5,000 to Kings Bay Library.

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support Brooklyn Public Library’s 17th annual gala in 2014.

Center for an Urban Future

Amount
$203,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the creation of the first comprehensive visioning blueprint for New York City’s public libraries in the 21st century, and a related showcasing event.

Center for an Urban Future

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support an outreach and education campaign about the findings and recommendations of CUF’s Branches of Opportunity report.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$43,100
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support a global competition seeking design proposals for affordable, state-of-the-art fire-protection systems, which will remove a crucial barrier currently preventing basements across the city from being inhabited safely and legally.

City Harvest

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the Healthy Neighborhoods initiative to address hunger and diet-related disease in low-income communities throughout New York City.

City Limits

Amount
$35,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support a project to investigate the challenges and opportunities facing New York City’s branch libraries, and the expansion of the Bronx Bureau.

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Amount
$62,500
Year 2 of two-year grant totaling $125,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2012-2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the “Revson Foundation Ethnic and Community Media Training and Development Project,” a program aimed at strengthening the finances and professional standards of New York’s community and ethnic media.

Food Bank for New York City

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the Tiered Engagement Network in 2014.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Amount
$500,000
Year 8 of eight-year grant totaling $4,000,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2006-2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the rebuilding and renaming of the Charles H. Revson Fountain.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Amount
$80,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the Lincoln Center HD in Libraries pilot, in which Lincoln Center will digitally stream performances at branch libraries in Brooklyn and Queens.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Amount
$5,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support Lincoln Center’s 2013 Spring Gala honoring Reynold Levy.

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Amount
$100,000
Year 3 of three-year grant totaling $350,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2011-2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the establishment of Spaceworks, an organization that aims to identify and convert underutilized public and private property into affordable work space for New York City artists.

New York Cares

Amount
$50,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $100,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the Love A Library event at New York City’s public branch libraries in 2013 and 2014.

New York Press Association Foundation

Amount
$97,500
Year 2 of two-year grant totaling $192,907
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2012-2013
Location
New York, NY

To support best-practices training for New York’s ethnic and community newspapers to generate increased ad revenues and strengthen financial and organizational stability.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

Amount
$32,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the 2014 efforts of the Straphangers Campaign to serve as advocates for millions of daily users of NYC’s metropolitan transit system, and to support the non-partisan 2013 Election Day Voter Assistance Project.

New York Public Library

Amount
$35,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

For the 2013 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, awarded to five branch libraries in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx: $10,000 to New Dorp Library; $10,000 to Seward Park Library; $5,000 to Tremont Library; $5,000 to Parkchester Library; and $5,000 to Aguilar Library. xxx

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$350,000
Year 1 of three-year grant totaling $750,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the continued development of WNYC’s data and digital news platforms as part of its model for building and sustaining high-quality local public affairs journalism.

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support an evaluation of WNYC’s local digital news project.

New York University School of Law

Amount
$432,200
Year 1 of three-year grant totaling $475,900
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support for a final year the Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowship Program (LSPIN) , enabling 75 New York-area law students to work with public interest law organizations during the summer; and to support NYU’s Public Interest Legal Career Fair for each of the next three years.

New Yorkers for Parks

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support a field study to identify the open-space assets and challenges of the Bronx’s Mott Haven neighborhood.

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

For the 2013 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, awarded to two Queens branch libraries: $10,000 to Corona Library; and $5,000 to Queens Village Library. xxx

University Neighborhood Housing Program

Amount
$30,000
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $60,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the Building Indicator Project and the work of the Multifamily Assistance Center to improve physically and financially distressed multifamily homes throughout New York City.

Urban Librarians Unite

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
Queens, NY

To support ULU’s expansion of services and programs in New York City in 2014.

Total: $2,324,120

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Amigos Del Museo Del Barrio

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2010
Location
New York, NY

To support cultural and arts programming for children.

Bronx News Network

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
Bronx, NY

To support the redesign of the Bronx News Network’s website to expand advertising and enhance the collection of revenue.

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2009
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For the “Support our Shelves” campaign in five branch libraries.

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2010
Location
New York, NY

For the “Support our Shelves” campaign in five branch libraries.

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$277,640
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the creation of BPL’s Department of Outreach Services, which will build partnerships with local service providers and city agencies to make the library more accessible to a greater number of Brooklyn residents.

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$25,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

For the 2013 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, awarded to three Brooklyn branch libraries: $10,000 to Macon Library; $10,000 to Sheepshead Bay Library; and $5,000 to Kings Bay Library.

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support Brooklyn Public Library’s 17th annual gala in 2014.

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$40,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For the 2014-2015 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to three branch libraries as follows: $20,000 to New Lots Library; $10,000 to Clinton Hill Library; and $10,000 to Windsor Terrace Library.

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$40,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For the 2015-2016 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to the following three branch libraries: $20,000 to Sunset Park Library; $10,000 to Dyker Library; and $10,000 to Kings Bay Library.

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$40,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

For the 2017 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community to be allocated directly to the following branch libraries: $20,000 to New Utrecht Library and $10,000 to Crown Heights Library. An additional $10,000 is to be allocated directly to Sheepshead Bay Library, a winner of the Perennial Excellence Award.

Center for an Urban Future

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2010
Location
New York, NY

To support development of a policy on the economic impact and growth potential of New York City’s design sector, outlined in the Center’s research report, .

Center for an Urban Future

Amount
$60,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support the publication of a research report on New York City’s public libraries, Branches of Opportunity , and the conference “Leveraging Libraries for the Future of New York.”

Center for an Urban Future

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the launch of the Center’s report on New York City’s public libraries, Branches of Opportunity. xxx

Center for an Urban Future

Amount
$203,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the creation of the first comprehensive visioning blueprint for New York City’s public libraries in the 21st century, and a related showcasing event.

Center for an Urban Future

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support an outreach and education campaign about the findings and recommendations of CUF’s Branches of Opportunity report.

Center for an Urban Future

Amount
$80,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a project examining the challenges that New York City nonprofits face in undertaking construction projects financed with city capital dollars and managed by the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC).

Center for Social Inclusion

Amount
$1,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To the Center for Social Inclusion, in honor of Maya Wiley’s service to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards initiative.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$25,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

To support Phase III of “One Size Fits Some: A Fresh Look at Housing and Space Standards in New York City,” a project to expand housing choices, enhance access to housing, and improve safety in shared accommodations.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$100,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support the Making Room project, an advocacy campaign for housing regulatory reform in New York City.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$60,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the Making Room project, an advocacy campaign for New York City housing regulatory reform, and the development of a pilot to create single-occupancy mini-studios.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support CHPC’s efforts to help city government marshal the resources of New York’s housing and community development organizations in its emergency relief actions following Hurricane Sandy.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$43,100
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support a global competition seeking design proposals for affordable, state-of-the-art fire-protection systems, which will remove a crucial barrier currently preventing basements across the city from being inhabited safely and legally.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$110,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the next phase of the Making Room project: to promulgate the adoption of new housing models, and to continue building awareness and support for the Making Room vision, in part through a national exhibition in Washington, D.C. in 2015.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$45,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a study evaluating the impact of the transfer of six buildings in NYCHA’s Section 8 to a new public/private partnership.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$37,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the design and implementation of a second phase of study that is evaluating the impact of the transfer of six buildings in NYCHA’s Section 8 portfolio to a new public/private partnership.

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support a series of four civic conversations: Beds, Books, and Basements.

Citizens Union Foundation of the City of New York

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support Gotham Gazette’s in-depth reporting and accountability coverage.

City Harvest

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the Healthy Neighborhoods initiative to address hunger and diet-related disease in low-income communities throughout New York City.

City Limits

Amount
$12,940
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the re-launch of the Bronx News Network .

City Limits

Amount
$35,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support a project to investigate the challenges and opportunities facing New York City’s branch libraries, and the expansion of the Bronx Bureau.

City Limits

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support public affairs journalism focused on four Brooklyn neighborhoods: Sunset Park, Bushwick, East New York, and Brownsville.

City Limits

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support City Limits’ public affairs journalism covering all five boroughs of New York City.

City Limits

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support public affairs journalism focused on coverage of New York City Housing Authority and the housing crisis in the city.

City Limits

Amount
$7,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To strengthen organizational capacity.

City Limits

Amount
$105,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2018
Location
New York, NY

To support the expansion of reporting on housing and development in New York City.

Columbia University

Amount
$2,355,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2006-2009
Location
New York, NY

To support the Charles H. Revson Fellows Program on the Future of New York City.

Community Reporting Alliance

Amount
$5,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
Chester, NY

To support the development of a strategic business plan for New York Media Alliance’s advertisement-selling business.

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Amount
$125,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2012-2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the “Revson Foundation Ethnic and Community Media Training and Development Project,” a program aimed at strengthening the finances and professional standards of New York’s community and ethnic media.

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Amount
$1,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support two events designed to connect nonprofit organizations with New York City’s community and ethnic media.

Fifth Avenue Committee

Amount
$62,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support FAC in facilitating a community planning process and assessing the potential of New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) in order to build and finance an expanded Sunset Park Library with affordable housing above.

Fifth Avenue Committee

Amount
$130,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the Sunset Park Library and Affordable Housing Development Project.

Food Bank for New York City

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2008
Location
New York, NY

To provide funds for the purchase of critically needed food to help alleviate hunger in New York City.

Food Bank for New York City

Amount
$21,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

To support the purchase of critically-needed food to help alleviate hunger in New York City.

Food Bank for New York City

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2010
Location
New York, NY

To support the purchase of critically needed food to help alleviate hunger in New York City.

Food Bank for New York City

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support the purchase of critically needed food to help alleviate hunger in New York City.

Food Bank for New York City

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the Tiered Engagement Network in 2014.

Gateway Demonstration Assistance Corporation

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the redevelopment of five to ten New York City shelter sites into larger buildings containing both transitional and permanent housing units, with on-site space for healthcare, childcare and cultural amenities.

Horticultural Society of New York

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership in bringing “pop-up” reading rooms to up to nine public plazas in underserved communities in Queens and Brooklyn, in collaboration with The Uni Project.

Legal Aid Society

Amount
$100,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

To support the “Economic Security Initiative,” which provides crucial legal assistance to meet economic challenges.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Amount
$4,000,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2006-2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the rebuilding and renaming of the Charles H. Revson Fountain.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Amount
$80,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support the Lincoln Center Local project, bringing performing arts programs to branch libraries in Queens.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support a feasibility study to assess opportunities for digitally transmitting Lincoln Center HD recorded content to public libraries in all five boroughs of New York City.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Amount
$80,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the Lincoln Center HD in Libraries pilot, in which Lincoln Center will digitally stream performances at branch libraries in Brooklyn and Queens.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Amount
$5,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support Lincoln Center’s 2013 Spring Gala honoring Reynold Levy.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Amount
$125,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2010
Location
New York, NY

To support the “Drowning in Debt” initiative, whose goal is to preserve thousands of units of New York City multifamily, affordable rental housing endangered by over-leveraging.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Amount
$160,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support the “Drowning in Debt” initiative, whose goal is to preserve thousands of units of New York City multi-family, affordable rental housing endangered by overleveraging.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the Convening about Neighborhood Change, Displacement & Equitable Development conference.

Macaulay Honors College

Amount
$75,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

To create the Lisa Goldberg/Revson Scholars Program, providing fellowship stipends to 10 Macaulay students interested in civic engagement, with a special emphasis on service to New York City.

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Amount
$350,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2011-2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the establishment of Spaceworks, an organization that aims to identify and convert underutilized public and private property into affordable work space for New York City artists.

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support a feasibility analysis and business plan for the development of Spaceworks, a project to convert underutilized public and private property into affordable work space for New York City artists.

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support a retreat to help identify the common challenges shared by New York’s three library systems as well as collaborative opportunities to enhance city-wide efficiencies of service.

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support the Tri-Library Technical Services Initiative.

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

Amount
$34,408
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support a feasibility analysis and planning initiative to create a new fellowship program for library staff at New York City’s three public library systems.

Municipal Art Society

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support Transforming Libraries, Strengthening Communities, a program at the 2011 Municipal Art Society Summit for New York.

National Mobilization Against Sweatshops

Amount
$2,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2010
Location
New York, NY

To support the education and advocacy work of NMASS on behalf of working people in Manhattan and Brooklyn, in memory of Virginia Yu.

Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

Amount
$25,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

To support the development of a four-year financial plan that addresses the long-term structural problems associated with maintaining sound fiscal and budgetary policy in New York State.

New York Cares

Amount
$35,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the Love a Library event at the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens Public Libraries.

New York Cares

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the Love a Library event at the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens Public Libraries.

New York Cares

Amount
$100,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the Love A Library event at New York City’s public branch libraries in 2013 and 2014.

New York Community Trust

Amount
$75,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2008
Location
New York, NY

On behalf of “Living Libraries,” an initiative to redevelop New York City branch library sites to create new affordable housing and new or fully renovated branch libraries.

New York Community Trust

Amount
$25,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support One NYC, One Nation , a new funders’ collaborative to strengthen immigrant communities and integrate them into New York City’s civic, economic, and political fabric.

New York Community Trust

Amount
$35,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the design and start-up phase of a NYC Workforce Funders Immigrant Workforce Initiative involving the NYC branch library systems.

New York Community Trust

Amount
$100,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2017-2018
Location
New York, NY

To support the Fund for New Citizens.

New York Legal Assistance Group

Amount
$265,940
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To support the expansion of the NYCitizenship program.

New York Press Association Foundation

Amount
$61,323
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support the launch of an ad sales service that will strengthen the financial and organizational stability of New York City’s ethnic and community newspapers.

New York Press Association Foundation

Amount
$192,907
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2012-2013
Location
New York, NY

To support best-practices training for New York’s ethnic and community newspapers to generate increased ad revenues and strengthen financial and organizational stability.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2008
Location
New York, NY

To support the efforts of the Straphangers Campaign to provide the public and policy makers with information about New York City’s metropolitan transit system and traffic issues.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

Amount
$24,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2008
Location
New York, NY

To support the efforts of the Straphangers Campaign to serve as advocates for millions of daily users of New York City’s metropolitan transit system.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

Amount
$25,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

To support the 2010 efforts of the Straphangers Campaign to serve as advocates for millions of daily users of the New York City metropolitan transit system.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

Amount
$25,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2010
Location
New York, NY

To support the efforts of the Straphangers Campaign to serve as advocates for millions of daily users of the New York City metropolitan transit system.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

Amount
$25,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support the efforts of the Straphangers Campaign to serve as advocates for millions of daily users of the New York City metropolitan transit system.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

Amount
$25,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the efforts of the Straphangers Campaign to serve as advocates for millions of daily users of the New York City metropolitan transit system.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

Amount
$32,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support the 2014 efforts of the Straphangers Campaign to serve as advocates for millions of daily users of NYC’s metropolitan transit system, and to support the non-partisan 2013 Election Day Voter Assistance Project.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To provide general operating support to the Straphangers Campaign as per the proposal and budget submitted to the Foundation.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To provide general operating support to the Straphangers Campaign.

New York Public Library

Amount
$25,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

To support the purchase of more than 600 new e-books and e-audiobooks for young readers.

New York Public Library

Amount
$35,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

For the 2013 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, awarded to five branch libraries in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx: $10,000 to New Dorp Library; $10,000 to Seward Park Library; $5,000 to Tremont Library; $5,000 to Parkchester Library; and $5,000 to Aguilar Library. xxx

New York Public Library

Amount
$70,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

For the 2014-2015 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to four branch libraries as follows: $20,000 to Mott Haven Library; $20,000 to Parkchester Library; $20,000 to Stapleton Library; and $10,000 to Jefferson Market Library.

New York Public Library

Amount
$100,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the Ideas Fund initiative.

New York Public Library

Amount
$80,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

For the 2015-2016 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to the following four branch libraries: $20,000 to Inwood Library; $20,000 to Morrisania Library; $10,000 to Aguilar Library; and $10,000 to Fort Washington Library. An additional $20,000 is to be allocated directly to the winner of the Heckscher Prize for Outstanding Service to Children and Youth, Jerome Park Library.

New York Public Library

Amount
$16,030
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support community engagement and outreach efforts for NYPL’s Inwood project.

New York Public Library

Amount
$130,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

For the 2017 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to the following branch libraries: $20,000 to Allerton Library; $20,000 to Chatham Square Library; $10,000 to Edenwald Library; $10,000 to George Bruce Library; and $10,000 to Hunts Point Library. In acknowledgement of the Perennial Excellence Award recipients, $10,000 will be allocated to the Aguilar Library and $10,000 to the Stapleton Library. An additional $20,000 is to be allocated directly to the winner of the Heckscher Prize for Outstanding Service to Children and Youth, Grand Concourse Library. Lastly, an additional $20,000 is to be allocated directly to the winner of the Award for Distinction in Service, Bronx Library Center.

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$1,000,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2010-2012
Location
New York, NY

To support NYPR’s development of a new model for building and sustaining high-quality local public affairs journalism—by expanding the depth and breadth of news content across online, audio, and video technologies; forging new community partnerships with local content providers; and establishing new models of community engagement.

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$750,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the continued development of WNYC’s data and digital news platforms as part of its model for building and sustaining high-quality local public affairs journalism.

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support an evaluation of WNYC’s local digital news project.

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To commemorate Brian Lehrer’s quarter-century of service at WNYC’s first annual spring event, Radio Revelry.

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$550,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support “The Affordability Project.”

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$7,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support New York Public Radio’s annual gala.

New York University – Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support research for a proposal to ease restrictions on transferring development rights held by nonprofit owners of landmarked buildings, if the result is for public benefit.

New York University – Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy

Amount
$36,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To conduct legal and empirical research on community preference policy in the allocation of affordable housing in New York City.

New York University School of Law

Amount
$1,727,700
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2008-2010
Location
New York, NY

For continued support of the Charles H. Revson Law Students Public Interest Fellowship Program (LSPIN) , enabling at least 100 New York-area law students to work with public interest law organizations during the summer.

New York University School of Law

Amount
$1,296,600
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2010-2012
Location
New York, NY

To continue support of the Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowship Program (LSPIN) , enabling 75 New York-area law students to work with public interest law organizations during the summer; and to support NYU’s Public Interest Legal Career Fair .

New York University School of Law

Amount
$475,900
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support for a final year the Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowship Program (LSPIN) , enabling 75 New York-area law students to work with public interest law organizations during the summer; and to support NYU’s Public Interest Legal Career Fair for each of the next three years.

New York Women’s Foundation

Amount
$2,640
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support RISE-NYC! , a project that provides funding to organizations serving the women and families most affected by the economic recession.

New Yorkers for Parks

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

To support a field study to identify the open-space assets and challenges of the Bronx’s Mott Haven neighborhood.

Park Avenue Armory

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a new work for the Drill Hall that sets pianist Igor Levit’s performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations in an environment conceived by performance artist Marina Abramovic.

Philanthropy New York

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the Fund for 2025, which will help Philanthropy New York strengthen its activities and support for NYC’s Foundation sector.

Planned Parenthood of New York City

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the launch of the

Pratt Center for Community Development

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2007
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support a feasibility study and preliminary plan for the mixed-use redevelopment of public library sites in New York City as improved branch libraries and affordable housing.

Pratt Center for Community Development

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2008
Location
New York, NY

To retain a law firm to perform the preliminary legal work necessary to establish the “Living Libraries” initiative.

Pratt Center for Community Development

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2008
Location
New York, NY

To continue a feasibility study assessing the viability of redeveloping New York City branch library sites to create affordable housing and new or renovated branch libraries.

ProPublica

Amount
$220,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2014-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the creation of an investigative reporting beat focused on New York’s public institutions, including accountability reporting on policies, practices, and program implementation

ProPublica

Amount
$240,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support an investigative reporting beat focused on New York’s public institutions, including accountability reporting on policies, practices, and program implementation.

Prospect Park Alliance

Amount
$7,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To provide funding for the preservation of Prospect Park in support of two main objectives, the restoration of a number of storm-damaged trees and the development of an infrastructure to prevent natural erosion

Prospect Park Alliance

Amount
$7,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To provide funding for the preservation of Prospect Park in support of two main objectives, the restoration of a number of storm-damaged trees and the development of an infrastructure to prevent natural erosion.

Prospect Park Alliance

Amount
$7,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To provide funding for the preservation of Prospect Park in support of two main objectives, the restoration of a number of storm-damaged trees and the development of an infrastructure to prevent natural erosion.

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$152,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
Queens, NY

To support the creation, piloting, and evaluation of “QuikTrak,” a new online assessment of job seekers’ readiness and skill base.

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
Queens, NY

To support the Queens Library’s relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
New York, NY

For the 2013 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, awarded to two Queens branch libraries: $10,000 to Corona Library; and $5,000 to Queens Village Library. xxx

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$40,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
Jamaica, NY

For the 2014-2015 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to three branch libraries as follows: $20,000 to Langston Hughes Library; $10,000 to Cambria Heights Library; and $10,000 to Sunnyside Library.

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
Queens, NY

For the 2015-2016 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community, to be allocated directly to the following three branch libraries: $20,000 to Arverne Library; $20,000 to Glen Oaks Library; and $10,000 to Far Rockaway Library.

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
Queens, NY

For the 2017 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards for outstanding service to the community to be allocated directly to the following branch libraries: $20,000 to Queens Library at Lefferts, $20,000 to Queens Library at Woodside, and $10,000 to Queens Library at Bayside.

Research Foundation of CUNY

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support “Toward a 21st Century City for All,” which aims to generate policy recommendations for the future of New York City.

Research Foundation of the City of New York

Amount
$50,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To be directed to CUNY Citizenship Now! to support its efforts to provide emergency renewal application assistance to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

ReServe Elder Service

Amount
$14,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2009
Location
New York, NY

To conduct a feasibility study on the use of retired professionals to restore program services in the New York City Public Library systems, supporting branch libraries as community centers of learning and communication.

ReServe Elder Service

Amount
$495,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2010-2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the Queens Library Project , which utilizes retired professionals to preserve and expand the Library’s community service programs.

Robin Hood Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To support Robin Hood’s Billion Dollar Challenge, an endeavor to bridge the gap between the number of poor New Yorkers eligible for legal benefits and those enrolled.

Spaceworks

Amount
$300,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2014-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support Spaceworks’ efforts to develop new affordable artist workspace, create a pipeline of prospective projects, and build partnerships with cultural and community-based organizations throughout New York City.

St. Nicks Alliance

Amount
$40,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support Phase II of the CDC4G Initiative, which seeks to strengthen community-based housing in NYC by scaling up the industry, establishing best-practice standards, and attaining support from city housing agencies.

St. Nicks Alliance

Amount
$40,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support Phase III of the CDC 4G Initiative, which seeks to strengthen community-based housing in NYC by establishing a joint operating entity for the purpose of scaling up the industry, establishing best-practice standards, and improving collaboration.

St. Nicks Alliance

Amount
$150,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2015-2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the launch of ‘JOE NYC,’ a new entity to preserve and expand nonprofit-owned affordable housing in New York City.

Supportive Housing Network of New York

Amount
$150,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2015-2016
Location
New York, NY

To support public education and advocacy for expanding supportive housing and services serving homeless adults and families with mental illness and other chronic disabilities.

The Bronx Freedom Fund

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
Bronx, NY

To support The Bronx Freedom Fund’s bail fund.

The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism

Amount
$8,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a series of monthly breakfast meetings between New York City reporters and knowledgeable community leaders.

The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism

Amount
$30,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To support the expansion of the Newsmakers Series reportorial program, which will shine a light on municipal newsmakers during the 2017 mayoral election year.

The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism

Amount
$25,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To support the research and production of an editorial vision and business plan for a new local journalism initiative.

The Futuro Media Group

Amount
$200,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2017-2018
Location
New York, NY

To support the expansion of FMG’s public affairs and investigative journalism in New York.

The Gracie Mansion Conservancy

Amount
$1,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, in honor of Peter Hatch’s service to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

The Horticultural Society of New York

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the continued collaboration between Neighborhood Plaza Partnership and The Uni Project to bring “pop-up,” open-air reading rooms to 23 high-need plazas in 2016.

The Marshall Project

Amount
$80,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the “We Are Witnesses” video series.

The Station Alliance

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support The Station Alliance’s New York City Subway station demonstration project.

Underground Development Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To support The Lowline’s visionary Young Ambassadors Program, in collaboration with the New York Public Library’s Lower East Side Oral History Project and the Seward Park Library.

University Neighborhood Housing Program

Amount
$30,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2011
Location
New York, NY

To support the improvement and expanded use of the Building Indicator Project (BIP) and the Homeowner Outreach Database (HOOD) to help identify distressed multifamily and homeowner occupied properties.

University Neighborhood Housing Program

Amount
$60,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the Building Indicator Project and the work of the Multifamily Assistance Center to improve physically and financially distressed multifamily homes throughout New York City.

Urban Librarians Unite

Amount
$10,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2012
Location
New York, NY

To support the expansion of ULU’s services and programs in New York City.

Urban Librarians Unite

Amount
$20,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2013
Location
Queens, NY

To support ULU’s expansion of services and programs in New York City in 2014.

Urban Librarians Unite

Amount
$2,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support ULU’s 24-Hour Read-In event and the hiring of a communications and outreach intern in 2014.

Vera Institute of Justice

Amount
$15,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the “Justice in Transition” project, a series of four public briefings on the current state of the city’s justice system and visions for its future, in conjunction with WNYC.

Vera Institute of Justice

Amount
$80,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2017
Location
New York, NY

To support efforts to expand the work of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), a first-in-the-nation approach to guaranteeing legal representation for indigent immigrants facing deportation while detained.

Total: $20,042,628