Grants

Year 2016

Urban Affairs $516,438

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
$0
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
$0
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
$7,500
Category
Urban Affairs
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support New York Public Radio’s annual gala.

New York Public Radio/WNYC

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $550,000
Category
Urban Affairs
Years
2016-2017
Location
New York, NY

To support “The Affordability Project.”

ProPublica

Amount
$0
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
$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
$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 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.

Jewish Life $131,029

Hebrew Public

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the development of age-appropriate Israel Studies curriculum, materials, and professional development for middle school students at dual-language Hebrew Public charter schools in 2016-17.

IKAR

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $400,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2016-2017
Location
USA

To support the inaugural cohort of the Jewish Emergent Network’s national fellowship, a two-year immersion program of leadership training and mentorship for seven early-career rabbis in seven path-breaking Jewish communities across the United States.

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.

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.

MAOZ

Amount
$15,125
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
Israel

To support research by MAOZ into Israel’s leadership challenges in the field of affordable housing and urban renewal and to recommend methodologies of leadership training that could generate the necessary leadership pipeline and network of experts for the Israeli landscape.

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.

P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds Inc. [Lamerhav]

Amount
$0
Year 1 of three-year grant totaling $395,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2016-2018
Location
Israel

To support the Working Together Initiative.

Sixth & I

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To provide scholarships for participants in the Jewish Welcome Workshop’s annual trip to Israel.

The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

Amount
$25,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
USA

To support Leading Edge in advancing its flagship programs and research.

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Amount
$35,904
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the development and marketing of an Israel Film Center (IFC) app compatible with Apple TV for streaming IFC’s film and TV offerings.

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $249,340
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2016-2017

To support an ethical wills component to What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life—an advance care planning initiative—that frames ethical wills as a Jewish practice and offers training and programs for participants to create their own Jewish ethical wills in a range of settings in New York City; through a select nationwide network of JCCs; and in ongoing collaboration with the Gundersen Health Network’s Respecting Choices program, as an example of faith-based advance care planning.

The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $500,000
Category
Jewish Life
Years
2016-2017
Location
USA

To support the Muslim Leadership Initiative’s comprehensive alumni engagement program and the recruitment and implementation of MLI Cohorts 4 and 5.

The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

Amount
$15,000
Category
Jewish Life
Year
2016
Location
North America

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

Biomedical Research $120,015

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc.

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $192,274
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2016-2017
Location
New York, NY
 To support a Charles H. Revson Senior Fellow in Biomedical Science.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Amount
$15,000
Category
Biomedical Research
Year
2016
Location
Boston, MA

to support the Four Directions Summer Research Program, an effort to expose Native American students to research and educational opportunities as part of an overall mission to increase the representation of Native Americans among US health care professionals.

Columbia University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $186,130
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2016-2017
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 $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 $184,226
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2015-2016
Location
New York, NY

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

Kids V Cancer

Amount
$15,000
Category
Biomedical Research
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To develop policies to update the Pediatric Research Equity Act so that cancer drugs developed by molecular target will also be tested and developed in children’s cancers for which that molecular target is relevant.

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.

New York University

Amount
$90,015
Category
Biomedical Research
Year
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 $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 School of Medicine

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $195,592
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2016-2017
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 $191,877
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2015-2016
Location
New York, NY

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

Princeton University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $191,660
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2016-2017
Location
Princeton, NJ

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

Princeton University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $191,660
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2016-2017
Location
Princeton, NJ

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

Rockefeller University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $200,691
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2016-2017
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.

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 four-year grant totaling $391,500
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2016-2019
Location
Rehovot, Israel

To support two-year awards for 9 Israeli women scientists with postdoctoral fellowships in the United States selected by the Weizmann Institute’s “Israel National Postdoctoral Program for Advancing Women in 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.

Yale University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $186,334
Category
Biomedical Research
Years
2016-2017
Location
New Haven, CT

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

Education $446,502

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Amount
$15,000
Category
Education
Year
2016
Location
Boston, MA

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

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $322,740
Category
Education
Years
2016-2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the expansion of the BKLYN Incubator, a project to generate, test, and share program ideas across the Library’s branches.

Brooklyn Public Library

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $275,000
Category
Education
Years
2016-2017
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support the Making Space project.

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.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Amount
$4,450
Category
Education
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the Libraries as a Civic Institution program.

District of Columbia Public Library Foundation Inc.

Amount
$1,000
Category
Education
Year
2016
Location
Washington, DC

To support the DC Public Library, in honor of Richard Reyes-Gavilan’s service to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

Harvard Scholars at Risk

Amount
$15,000
Category
Education
Year
2016
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
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the funding of the Read for the Record campaign.

Macaulay Honors College

Amount
$15,000
Category
Education
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

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

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.

National Book Foundation

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

To support national events featuring the National Book Award winners and finalists.

New York Public Library

Amount
$118,969
Category
Education
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the Innovation Project.

New York University

Amount
$0
Year 1 of two-year grant totaling $182,118
Category
Education
Years
2016-2018
Location
New York, NY

To support “The Social Life of Local Libraries” project.

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$1,000
Category
Education
Year
2016
Location
Queens, NY

To support the Far Rockaway Library, in honor of Stacy Schiff’s service to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

Queens Borough Public Library

Amount
$1,000
Category
Education
Year
2016

To support the Queens Library, in honor of Jelani Cobb’s service to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

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.

South Asian Youth Action

Amount
$29,083
Category
Education
Year
2016
Location
Brooklyn, NY

To support leadership and college access programming at the Kensington branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.

Southwest Kids Cancer Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Category
Education
Year
2016
Location
USA

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

Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Inc.

Amount
$500
Category
Education
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, in honor of Angela Flournoy’s service to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

The Academy for Teachers

Amount
$15,000
Category
Education
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the Master Class seminar leaders for New York City public school teachers in 2016.

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 Lambda Literary Foundation

Amount
$500
Category
Education
Year
2016
Location
USA

To support The Lambda Literary Foundation Writer’s Retreat, in honor of Angela Flournoy’s service to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

The News Literacy Project

Amount
$200,000
Category
Education
Year
2016
Location
USA

To support the expansion of the checkology™ virtual classroom in New York City and nationwide.

Memberships $43,000

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.

Amount
$15,000
Category
Memberships
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

For membership in the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues in 2017.

Jewish Funders Network

Amount
$5,000
Category
Memberships
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

For Revson Foundation membership in 2017.

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

Amount
$3,000
Category
Memberships
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To help support the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York’s services to nonprofits and for membership in 2017.

Philanthropy New York

Amount
$8,000
Category
Memberships
Year
2016
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 2017.

The Foundation Center

Amount
$12,000
Category
Memberships
Year
2016
Location
New York, NY

To support the work of the Foundation Center in 2017.

Total: $1,256,984