The 15 People Most Powerful People in New York Philanthropy

Since our launch, we've been digging into the top funders in New York City (and five other cities). Now, we've pulled together this research to create a handy guide to the powers that be on Gotham's philanthropy scene.
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Shameless Self-Promotion: How the Hive Digital Media Fund Promotes Its Members

To tap into those 7+ hours that teens spend online each day, one funder collaboration has been getting very creative. Here's a few key details about the Hive Digital Media Fund's current grant opportunity.
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How NYCT is Using "Hunger Games" and Skateboarding Culture to Engage Teens

Teenagers in New York will soon have the opportunity to remix music on wired steel drums, play a Hunger Games-inspired video game, and create digital maps and videos of local skateboarding haunts. It’s all part of the New York Community Trust’s Hive Digital Media Learning Fund.
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How the New York Community Trust Helps College Choreographers Find Practice Space

Finding vacant studio space in New York City can be rough, especially if you’re on a tight budget. To give dancers and choreographers the space they need to practice and perform, the New York Community Trust funded an initiative between 11 college campuses across five boroughs.
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The New York Community Trust's New Environmental Program Officer

The Trust recently hired Arturo Garcia-Costas as its new environmental program officer to oversee national and New York City grantmaking. He's a guy who has worked on environmental issues from a lot of different angles, and that should put environmental grantseekers at ease. Garcia-Costas doesn't appear overly invested in any one approach or type of organization.
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How the Hive Media Learning Fund is Turning NYC Middle Schoolers Into “Pollution Police”

As buildings, delivery trucks, and buses emit toxic fumes into the air above New York City, middle school students are recording pollution levels on homemade devices and demanding change. The New York Community Trust is a major funder of these environmental technology after-school programs, as part of its Hive Media Learning Fund program.
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Good God, New York Has a Lot of Foundations Dedicated to Affordable Housing

Which makes a lot of sense, if you know anything about the city. But really: So! Many! We put together this summary, which touches on some of the major players in funding for affordable housing, and we've posted a sticky note on the computer monitor with a reminder to follow up on a few we've unfairly neglected.
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New York Community Trust Takes On the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

The New York Community Trust awarded a $50,000 to Out2Play, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming vacant lots into playgrounds and keeping New York's children healthy. NYCT's Out2Play grant is part of a larger national trend of getting kids outdoors, active, and healthy.

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