Grants

Year 2014

Urban Affairs $114,500

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$0
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.

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
$0
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 Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$0
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 University School of Law

Amount
$0
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.

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
$0
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
$0
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
$0
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
$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.

Jewish Life $705,333

Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Amount
$50,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the feasibility assessment and program development of a team of housing experts to determine the viability of leveraging the State of Israel Bond Program to offer a new bond product that invests in affordable housing in Israel.

Clinical Legal Education Program at Tel Aviv University

Amount
$16,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support a four-month planning grant to develop a program model and feasible design for an Israel Affordable Housing Fellowship program, under the auspices of the Affordable Housing Program of Tel Aviv University.

David and Inez Myers Foundation

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Cleveland, OH

To support the continuation of our joint activities in affordable housing in Israel.

Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Getzville, NY

To support up to $20,000 in 2015 travel costs to Israel of the Forsyth Street Advisors team working on Phase II of the Israel Builds initiative, whose aim is to utilize Israel Bonds designated for affordable housing as a source of subordinate debt to address a financial impediment to a long-term multifamily rental housing market in Israel.

Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, Inc.

Amount
$101,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Getzville, NY

To support the work of Forsyth Advisors for Phase II of the Israel Builds initiative, whose aim is to utilize Israel Bonds designated for affordable housing as a source of subordinate debt to address a financial impediment to a long-term multifamily rental housing market in Israel.

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support “Healing Hatred,” an interreligious pastoral care training course in Jerusalem that equips professionals with tools of spiritual healing that help address the trauma of national conflict.

Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a project in partnership with Israeli artist Avital Geva and The Greenhouse of Kibbutz Ein Shemer, including a multimedia exhibit with images by Frederic Brenner and text by Yossi Klein Halevi; an ecological sukkah in front of the JCC designed and built by Avital Geva and his creative team; and multi-faceted public programming about environmentalism, sustainable agriculture, and the intersection of science, ecology and the arts from a Jewish and Israeli perspective.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Amount
$0
Year 1 of five-year grant totaling $1,000,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2013-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support the operation and expansion of the Center for Pastoral Education as it adds capacity to its current programs and launches strategic new pilots.

Matan Investing in the Community [PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc]

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support the work of “Collective Impact,” via Matan– Investing in the Community, in identifying the business advantage and implementing the most successful models in employing and retaining Arab citizens in Israel’s top private-sector corporations

Middle East Education Through Technology [Meet International Inc]

Amount
$100,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a tie-off grant of $100,000 for the implementation of MEET’s redesigned alumni program

NATAL [American Friends of NATAL]

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support NATAL ‘s work in offering critical emergency assistance and trauma programs to support, strengthen, and build resilience during Israel’s current crisis and recovery.

Opportunity Fund [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$0
Year 1 of four-year grant totaling $1,600,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2012-2015
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To establish the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, an independent consortium of Israeli and North American philanthropies whose goal is to increase the quantity and quality of government-funded civic service opportunities in Israel.

Piyut North America [Congregation B’nai Jeshurun]

Amount
$0
Year 1 of three-year grant totaling $230,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2012-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support Phase II of Piyut North America , bringing the global Jewish music of Piyut to young Jews in the US through pilot programs centered on yoga, meditation, culture, and music in New York, Boston, and San Francisco.

Shalom Hartman Institute [Shalom Hartman Institute of North America]

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $205,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2013-2014
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the Muslim Leadership Initiative, for emerging North American Muslim leaders to deepen their understanding of Jews and Judaism through participation in a year-long immersive educational program.

Shalom Hartman Institute [Shalom Hartman Institute of North America]

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support the Shalom Hartman Institute’s continuing work with the North American Jewish community to grapple with existential challenges, to explore the relationship with Israel and to uncover new opportunities for growth.

Shalom Hartman Institute [Shalom Hartman Institute of North America]

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $400,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2014-2015
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

To support a two-year grant of $400,000 for Cohorts II and III of the Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI) at the Hartman Institute, as well as alumni retreats and activities for Cohorts I, II, and III.

Sheatufim (The Opportunity Fund) [PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc]

Amount
$240,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Herzliya, Israel

To support additional enrichment programming for Arab civic service volunteers in Israel in 2015-16Israel in 2015-16

Sixth & I

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Washington, DC

To provide scholarship funds for participants of the Jewish Welcome Workshop’s annual trip to Israel

The Aspen Institute

Amount
$50,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To contribute to an external long-term evaluation of The Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI).

Tor Hamidbar [New Israel Fund]

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2014
Location
Lod, Israel

To support the creation of a strategic plan in 2014 toward the redevelopment of the city of Lod, bringing together the municipality, community leaders, local residents, and Israeli urban renewal expertise, in advance of substantial European Union funding for implementation beginning in 2016.

Biomedical Research $0

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $187,796
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

Columbia University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $186,840
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

Columbia University Medical Center

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $183,496
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2014-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

Columbia University Medical Center

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $180,495
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2014-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $156,545
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2014-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $161,376
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $181,220
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

New York University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $180,826
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

New York University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $179,362
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2014-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

New York University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $179,362
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2014-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

New York University School of Medicine

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $183,855
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2014-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

Rockefeller University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $191,764
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2014-2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

Weill Cornell Medical College

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $172,254
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

Weizmann Institute of Science

Amount
$0
Year 1 of three-year grant totaling $240,000
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2014-2016
Location
Rehovot, Israel

To contribute six awards to the Weizmann Institute of Science’s National Postdoctoral Program for Advancing Women in Science.

Education $139,250

Academy for Teachers

Amount
$10,000
Category
Education
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the cost of honorariums for Master Class seminar leaders for New York City school teachers in 2014.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Amount
$15,000
Category
Education
Year
2014
Location
Cambridge, MA

To support the educational and research efforts of Drs. Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband with respect to improving medical diagnoses and individualizing treatment

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Amount
$0
Year 1 of three-year grant totaling $600,000
Category
Education
Years
2014-2016
Location
Washington, DC

To support the expansion and diversification of the Center’s funding base in order to strengthen its overall capacity and long-term financial sustainability.

Harvard Scholars At Risk [President and Fellows of Harvard College]

Amount
$15,000
Category
Education
Year
2014
Location
Cambridge, MA

to support year-long fellowships and related expenses for three to four Harvard Scholars at Risk fellows

Macaulay Honors College

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $200,000
Category
Education
Years
2013-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support fellowship stipends for 26 Lisa Goldberg/Revson Scholars at Macaulay Honors College , selected for their interest in public policy and civic engagement, with a special emphasis on service to the City of New York.

Macaulay Honors College

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

To support the pre-professional program in establishing foundational career services. to support the pre-professional program in establishing foundational career services.

Macaulay Honors College

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

To support Pre-Med and Life Sciences extra-curricular activities geared towards exposing students to a broad range of careers

New York Public Library

Amount
$0
Year 1 of three-year grant totaling $310,422
Category
Education
Years
2012-2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the NYPL’s leadership in expanding e-content for libraries.

New York University School of Law

Amount
$10,000
Category
Education
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the Business Law Transactions Clinic’s Fellows and Supervising Attorneys

News Literacy Project

Amount
$0
Year 1 of three-year grant totaling $600,000
Category
Education
Years
2013-2015
Location
Bethesda, MD

To support the expansion of NLP’s programs in New York City and nationwide.

Queens Museum

Amount
$0
Year 1 of three-year grant totaling $450,459
Category
Education
Years
2014-2016
Location
New York, NY

To support an expanded partnership with Queens Library and the creation of a fully integrated museum-library service model.

Rutgers University Institute for Women’s Leadership [Rutgers University Foundation]

Amount
$36,750
Category
Education
Year
2014
Location
New Brunswick, NJ

To support the development and launch of the Steinem Media Mentoring program in 2015, a component of the Gloria Steinem Initiative at Rutgers University

Southwest Kids Cancer Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Category
Education
Year
2014
Location
Phoenix, AZ

To support Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks , providing special programs to children with cancer and their siblings.

WETA

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $250,000
Category
Education
Years
2013-2014
Location
Arlington, VA

To support the production of the MAKERS television series.

YMCA of Greater New York

Amount
$7,500
Category
Education
Year
2014
Location
New York, NY

To support the Y’s educational initiatives to help close the academic achievement gap and make college a reality for thousands of New York City students

Memberships $31,300

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Amount
$5,000
Category
Memberships
Year
2014

For membership in the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues in 2015.

Foundation Center

Amount
$9,000
Category
Memberships
Year
2014

For membership in 2015.

Jewish Funders Network

Amount
$2,500
Category
Memberships
Year
2014

For membership in 2015.

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

Amount
$3,000
Category
Memberships
Year
2014

For membership in 2015.

Philanthropy New York

Amount
$11,800
Category
Memberships
Year
2014

For membership in 2015.

Total: $990,383