Muslim Leadership Initiative

November 2016 — The Muslim Leadership Initiative was featured in several articles outlining how alliances between Jews and Muslims are more important now than ever before. Click the following links to read the articles: Jewish Telegraphic Agency — November 14, 2016 — Jews and Muslims…

NY1 Online: A New York Tragedy

INSIDE CITY HALL — October 17, 2016 —Days after her sudden death, Neil Barsky of The Marshall Project joined Errol Louis to remember Venida Browder, the Bronx mother who had vowed to carry on the memory of her son, Kalief Browder. Click…

Monitoring the Vote With Electionland

PROPUBLICA — September 8, 2016 — Today we’re announcing a new project, aimed at monitoring the vote in real-time, nationwide. And you’re invited to join. There is no more essential act in a democracy than voting. But making sure that the balloting is…

6 revealing stats about Jewish nonprofits and the people who work for them

JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY— September 9, 2016 — Jewish nonprofit workers are inspired, respected and challenged. They’re also stretched thin, lack regular feedback from their bosses and are itching to switch agencies. Those are some lessons from “Are Jewish Organizations Great Places…

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 3RD ANNUAL NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS ON WNYC’S BRIAN LEHRER SHOW

WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show announced the 10 finalists for the third annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Charles H. Revson Foundation. These 10 finalists were selected based on a rigorous review of nearly 19,000 nominations from library users across the City. In June 2016, five of the 10 finalists will win $20,000 each for outstanding service to their communities. This year, there is also a new award from the Heckscher Foundation which will recognize a library for their outstanding children’s programming.

Capturing Human Moments Amid Chaos in Israel and the West Bank

THE NEW YORK TIMES —  February 18, 2016 — In “This Place,” an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, life and photography and art cause sparks to fly. Its more than 600 images have been taken by 12 well-known photographers, and document life on…

For 12 Photographers, an Anxious Gaze on Israel and the West Bank

THE NEW YORK TIMES — February 11, 2016 —For 25 years, Frédéric Brenner traveled the world, finding Jews to photograph. In every place he went, whether it was a singles weekend in the Catskills or an ancient stone dwelling in Yemen, he sought…

Seeing Israel Through The Camera’s Eye

THE JEWISH WEEK — February 10, 2016 — It’s extremely rare for 12 photographers to show their work together. Photographer Frederic Brenner not only convinced 11 of his renowned colleagues from around the world to share in an exhibition, but to first spend…

To address income inequality, start with libraries

CRAIN’S NEW YORK — December 2, 2015 — This week, New York City’s three library systems testified before the City Council about how they are spending the significant increase in operating funds granted in the current budget. The underlying question is:…

The New Fundraising Landscape | Budgets & Funding

LIBRARY JOURNAL — January 6, 2016 — Public libraries in the United States have traditionally relied on local support for the vast majority of their revenue. While this is still largely true, the funding landscape is getting more diverse, and there is a greater…

Spotlight on New Fellows!

After a rigorous selection process, eight extraordinary Post-Doctoral researchers have been chosen for the Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science! Please welcome our Revson Fellowship class of 2015-2017!

The Brian Lehrer Show: NYC’s Best Libraries

One week from today, the winners of the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards will be announced. Two of the judges, Jacqueline Woodson, who won a 2014 National Book Award for her young adult memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, and Maira Kalman, author and illustrator…

Library Funding is Behind the Times

An analysis by the Center for an Urban Future, a Revson grantee, finds NYC’s public libraries are open fewer hours than libraries in nearly every large county in New York State and the majority of library systems in the nation’s largest cities.

BALANCING BOOKS BY ABANDONING LIBRARIES

Revson’s President, Julie Sandorf, discusses the extraordinary response to the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards and why NYC should invest in its public libraries.

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2nd ANNUAL NYC NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY AWARDS ON WNYC’S BRIAN LEHRER SHOW

WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show announced the 10 finalists for the second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Charles H. Revson Foundation. These 10 finalists were selected based on a rigorous review of over 13,000 nominations from library users across the City. In May 2015, five of the 10 finalists will win $20,000 each for outstanding service to their communities.

Make New York City’s Libraries a Higher Priority

Revson President, Julie Sandorf, cites the changing role of libraries in New Yorker's lives, an essential part of the community that desperately needs extended hours and improved facilities.

2013 NYC Neighborhood Library Award Winners Announced

The Charles H. Revson Foundation announced the five winners of the first-ever NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, the culmination of an initiative that resulted in 4,310 nominations from New Yorkers. The five winning libraries, each of which received $10,000 at an…

NYC Micro-Unit Design Winner Announced

The apartment of New York City’s future has all the amenities of modern life: wheelchair-accessible bathroom, a full kitchen, space for entertaining and access to a gym, communal lounge, front and back porches and a rooftop garden — all in 370 square feet.