The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation is the charitable vehicle of billionaire media mogul Samuel Irving "Si" Newhouse, Jr. and his wife, Victoria. The couple's philanthropy involves a number of New York City outfits, especially in arts and culture. Newhouse and his wife Victoria are prominent art collectors.
Newhouse, through his foundation, has steadily supported New York City arts and culture outfits, such as Metropolitan Opera Association, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Philharmonic, Gotham Chamber Opera, Staten Island Children's Museum, Metropolitan Opera Association, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
While not specific to New York City, it's worth mentioning that in 2006, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation established the Wynn Newhouse Awards which provide grants to "artists of excellence who happen to have disabilities," allocating $60,000 per year for these awards. The Wynn Newhouse Awards are named in honor of Newhouse's son, Wynn, a multiple sclerosis sufferer who passed away. (Click here to see a list of award winners).
Newhouse is also interested in education in New York City. Past support has gone to places such as, Trinity School, Harlem Educational Activities Fund, whose goal is to change "the lives of underserved young people beginning in middle school and continuing in college," NYU, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Columbia University, Collegiate School, Staten Island Academy, and more.
Money has also gone to health outfits in New York City. In a past fiscal year, a large $500,000 grant went to New York-Presbyterian Fund. Other support has gone to outfits such as Planned Parenthood of New York City, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation.
Human services and disaster relief efforts have also been supported in New York City. Large streams of money have flowed to American Red Cross, including a $1 million gift to to assist with disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Newhouse has also supported a number of United Way outfits across the country including United Way of New York City. Money has also gone to Jewish outfits and towards environmental causes.