Recent Grants – FY 2018

In 2017-2018 the Foundation suspended its usual grantmaking to:

  • reflect upon its strategic framework and impact;
  • evaluate its grants and grantmaking programs;
  • learn about trends in philanthropy and meet with other family foundations; and
  • improve its administrative operations.

Learn more about our “Year of Reflection“.

The Foundation continued to fulfill capital grant payment obligations and made a limited number of grants in support of disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Maria in September 2017.

Adirondack Historical Association
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
$55,000 for Generations’ capital campaign designated for the ‘Our Adirondack Park’ exhibit

Bronx River Alliance
Bronx, NY
$33,000 for the Campaign for River House Fund

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO
$132,500 for the Tutt Library ‘Building on the Block: Library for the Future’ campaign

El Puente De Williamsburg, Inc
Brooklyn, NY
$17,500 for Puerto Rico Emergency Solar

El Puente De Williamsburg, Inc
Brooklyn, NY
$5,000 for 2018 Caminata del Cambio Climático PR

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
New York, NY
$2,000 as part of a three-year grant (FY2015-2017) for New Sanctuary Sound System

Fractured Atlas
New York, NY
$500 for 14×48 in honor of Sage Elie

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Inc.
Cleveland OH
$5,000 to support Ingrid Vila-Biaggi’s work

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Inc.
Great Barrington, MA
$2,500 as part of a three year (FY2015-2017) grant for IMPACT Campaign

Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks (dba The Wild Center)
Tupper lake, NY
$10,000 as part of a five-year (FY2016-2020) grant towards The Wild Walk capital campaign

New York City Ballet
New York, NY
$50,000 as part of a five-year (FY 2015-2019) grant for Taking Center Stage Capital Campaign: Education and Access Fund

Save The Bay, Inc.
Providence, RI
$40,000 for the 2020 Capacity Campaign for the Bay Defense Fund

Taller Salud, Inc.
Loíza, PR
$5,000 for Women’s leadership project in Piñones

Yale University
New Haven, CT
$25,000 as part of a five year (FY2016-2020) grant for pianos for Adams Center for Musical Arts