As part of the Arts & Culture Program, the Altman Foundation recently awarded $100,000 to Rocking the Boat, which challenges New York's youth to build boats, learn to row and sail, and restore urban waterways. This innovative youth development program teaches students to work together on common goals, while learning about the natural environment and each other.
One question we’ve had is what types of groups catch Shubert’s art support locally in New York City. Fortunately, this funder recently announced its latest round of grants to shed some light on the answer.Read More
Thompson made his fortune from those those shiny silver campers with “Airstream” branded across the side. He loved the Park Avenue Armory, and his family foundation just kicked in another $65 million for it.Read More
The Booth Ferris Foundation is an excellent funder for New York City nonprofits to keep in mind, especially ones that work in public education and local arts. But be aware: It's approach is highly targeted.Read More
Five local foundations kicked in a combined total of nearly a million dollars to ensure that cultural groups of all sizes and in every borough can get in on the bounty of the city's arts philanthropy.Read More
In 2013, the Altman Foundation announced a $75,000 arts and culture grant to the middle school program at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc. Perhaps with a little practice and a lot of mentoring, youngsters in New York can begin to see the connection between jazz and democracy in their own lives too.Read More
Early education and children’s literacy organizations have the chance to score some big bucks from the estate of one of the first and foremost ladies of New York City philanthropy, Brook Astor. According to the estate settlement, $35 million of the $42 million will be used directly to improve reading for NYC’s most disadvantaged students.Read More