Grants

Year 2015

Urban Affairs $540,000

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 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 – 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
$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.

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.

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
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
$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
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
$0
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
$0
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.

Jewish Life $144,925

David and Inez Myers Foundation

Amount
$12,425
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
Israel

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

Israeli-American Council

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $100,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2015-2016
Location
Woodland Hills, CA

To support “Israeli Friday Night” (Shishi Israeli)—a NYC program of the Israeli-American Council that brings together Israeli and American-Jewish young families for a participatory evening of music, dance, and a communal dinner—to expand to two new sites and develop a strategy of local financial sustainability for the program’s national dissemination.

Jerusalem Press Club

Amount
$7,500
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
Israel

To support the Jerusalem Press Club’s “International Conference on the Freedom of the Press,” May 2015.

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.

New York Foundation for the Arts

Amount
$7,500
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the project of a study guide, website, and outreach for “Colliding Dreams,” a feature documentary funded by the NEH for theatrical release and broadcast in 2016.

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.

Opportunity Fund [PEF Israel Endowments]

Amount
$0
Year 1 of four-year grant totaling $1,600,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2015-2018
Location
Tel Aviv, Israel

To support the Opportunity Fund for Civic Service.

Park Avenue Synagogue

Amount
$7,500
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the digitization, website, and education project at Park Avenue Synagogue of the Rita and George M. Shapiro Audio Archive.

Polyphony Education

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
Israel

To support Polyphony Education’s 2016 Scholar-in-Residence “Music and Citizenship” Seminar, which fosters interaction between young Jewish and Arab musicians through discussions with leading scholars about music
and civil society.

Polyphony Education

Amount
$10,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015

To support Polyphony Education’s 2016 Scholar-in-Residence “Music and Citizenship” Seminar, which fosters interaction between young Jewish and Arab musicians through discussions with leading scholars about music and civil society.

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.

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the continuation of the synagogue’s communications and marketing program in order to expand outreach to the Jewish community.

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support JCC Manhattan’s presentation of four live events in 2016 based on the radio initiative Israel Story, which will be broadcast and distributed in multiple formats.

Urban Strategies, Inc.

Amount
$50,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2015
Location
Israel

To support Urban Strategies, Inc., under the direction of its chair, Richard D. Baron, in the creation of a master plan for the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Lod.

Biomedical Research $15,000

Columbia University Medical Center

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $181,212
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2015-2016
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.

Columbia University Medical Center

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $184,226
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2015-2016
Location
New York, NY

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

Friends of Patan Hospital

Amount
$15,000
Category
Biomedical Research
Year
2015
Location
Denver, CO

To support the funding of surgical equipment needed in their earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $160,250
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2015-2016
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.

New York University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $181,816
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2015-2016
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 $192,298
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2015-2017
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.

New York University School of Medicine

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $191,877
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2015-2016
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 $195,672
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2015-2016
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 $183,022
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2015-2016
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 $942,000

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Amount
$15,000
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
Boston, MA

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

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$90,500
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the creation of multifaceted community engagement programs that will develop confident, proactive staff and an active grassroots base of support for New York City’s libraries.

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$101,000
Category
Education
Year
2015

To support the expansion of multifaceted community engagement programs to establish a permanent and active.

Center for an Urban Future

Amount
$165,000
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To provide core operating support to enable CUF to undertake a sustained period of research, outreach, and advocacy about public libraries in New York City.

Center for Social Inclusion

Amount
$1,000
Category
Education
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.

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

Amount
$15,000
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
Boston, MA

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

Jumpstart for Young Children Inc.

Amount
$7,500
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the funding of the Read for the Record campaign and generate public support for high-quality early learning and highlight the importance of building children’s vocabulary and love for reading.

Macaulay Honors College

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $200,000
Category
Education
Years
2015-2016
Location
New York, NY

To support thirteen Lisa Goldberg/Revson Scholars in each of the next two years at Macaulay Honors College interested in public policy and civic engagement, with a special emphasis on service to the City of New York, and for an annual scholars welcome dinner in spring of 2016 and 2017.

Macaulay Honors College

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

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

Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Amount
$105,000
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the Community Leadership and Empowerment Project.

New York Public Library

Amount
$103,900
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the creation of multifaceted community engagement programs that will develop confident, proactive staff and an active grassroots base of support for New York City’s libraries.

New York Public Library

Amount
$117,680
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the expansion of multifaceted community engagement programs to establish a permanent and active advocacy base for New York City’s libraries.

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 Borough Public Library

Amount
$78,000
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
Jamaica, NY

To support the creation of multifaceted community engagement programs that will develop confident, proactive staff and an active grassroots base of support for New York City’s libraries.

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$93,000
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
Jamaica, NY

To support the expansion of multifaceted community engagement programs to establish a permanent and active.

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.

Sadie Nash Leadership Project Inc.

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

In honor of Jacqueline Woodson’s service to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards initiative.

The Academy for Teachers

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

To support the cost of honorariums for Master Class seminar leaders for New York City public school teachers in 2015.

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

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $250,000
Category
Education
Years
2015-2016
Location
New York, NY

To support two programs of reportorial and investigative journalism: the monthly Newsmaker Series for community and ethnic press reporters and Journalism School students; and the Urban Investigative Project for seasoned journalists to work with Urban Reporting students on 5-6 projects a year.

The New School

Amount
$12,420
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support a partnership between The New School’s Journalism + Design (J+D) program and WNYC.

University at Albany

Amount
$1,000
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
Albany, NY

To support the Department of Information Studies at the University of Albany’s College of Computing and Information, in honor of Susan Hildreth’s service to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards initiative.

Women for Women International

Amount
$5,000
Category
Education
Year
2015
Location
Washington, D.C.

To support general operating costs of Women for Women International in order to further support ultra-poor, marginalized women in conflict-affected countries.

Memberships $34,300

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.

Amount
$5,000
Category
Memberships
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

For membership in the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues in 2016.

Jewish Funders Network

Amount
$2,500
Category
Memberships
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

For Revson Foundation membership in 2016.

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

Amount
$3,000
Category
Memberships
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To help support the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York’s services to nonprofits and for membership in 2016

Philanthropy New York

Amount
$11,800
Category
Memberships
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To help support Philanthropy New York’s services to grantmakers in the New York region and for the Foundation to receive membership services in 2016.

The Foundation Center

Amount
$12,000
Category
Memberships
Year
2015
Location
New York, NY

To support the work of the Foundation Center in 2016.

Total: $1,676,225