Past Programs

While the Foundation remains committed to the ideals embodied in our earlier areas of interest, the following programs are no longer actively funded. To learn more about these efforts, you can explore our grantmaking [link to recent grants] back to 2010. You can also learn more about our new programs [link to program grants]. If you have questions, please contact us [link to contact].


The Prospect Hill Foundation’s Environment Program was focused on coastal waters and oceans in the southern New England region, stretching from Cape Cod to the Hudson Canyon; and funded advocacy and policy reform opportunities in order to improve water quality, advance marine conservation and restore coastal habitats. The Environment Program highlighted leverage opportunities to advance the work of environmental advocates and policymakers.

Reproductive Health & Justice

The Prospect Hill Foundation funded advocacy to ensure that all women have access to the full range of quality reproductive and sexual health services and that these services are fully integrated in the implementation of health care reform, namely the Affordable Care Act.

Youth Justice

The Prospect Hill Foundation helped to secure transformational reforms for New York City young people affected by the youth and adult justice systems. The Foundation funded 1) advocacy promoting policies and practices that are fair, effective and appropriate for youth and 2) projects promoting community-based models in New York that present non-incarceration strategies. The Foundation funded organizations and projects that centered directly-affected individuals. In addition, the Foundation has helped to reframe “justice thinking” to include community development and positive youth development principles.