Past Event: Protecting Our Precious Waters: New York City’s Impacts on the Long Island Sound and the Hudson River Estuary

The Prospect Hill Foundation, along with the Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative, The New York Community Trust, Westchester Community Foundation, Long Island Community Foundation, and Rauch Foundation, organized a briefing on November 7th, 2017 at Philanthropy New York to discuss how citizen science and grassroots monitoring can help to document and improve local ecological outcomes.  By the end of the briefing, attendees gained a greater understanding of the history of environmental advocacy and efforts to improve the health of the Long Island Sound and the Hudson River Estuary. The panel, moderated by The New York Community Trust program officer Arturo Garcias-Costas, featured Connecticut Fund for the Environment director Tracy Brown, Bronx River Alliance executive director Maggie Greenfield, and Trust for Public Land New York State director Carter H. Strickland.


When: November 7th, 2017, 3PM – 4:30PM

Where: Philanthropy New York; 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC 10036


Announcement: PHF enters Year of Reflection

The Prospect Hill Foundation has entered a Year of Reflection (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) during which it will suspend grantmaking as usual and instead will work hard to gain a better understanding of what it has done well and how it could improve as a philanthropic institution.  We will be having conversations with a sampling of the Foundation’s current and past grantees to learn more about their needs and impact.  In addition, the staff and board will be exploring trends in philanthropy and the ways that modestly-sized family foundations can have strategic impact.  By the end of our Year of Reflection, we hope to have clarity about our funding programs, priorities and activities going forward.