Recent Grants

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At the April 26, 2017 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Education
Increases in the number of K-12 students that are improving their academic achievement to at or above grade level   
Curtis High School: $50,000Up2Us Sports-Coach Mentor Program

Arts & Culture:
Improvements in effectiveness and efficiency of arts organizations that leads to their enhanced sustainability
Staten Island Arts: $ 100,000 – To Expand Audiences and Cultural Participation on Staten Island

Increases in the number of individuals participating in Staten Island art and culture offerings
Freshkills Park Alliance: $10,000 – SectionStory Project
Art Lab: $20,000 – Capacity Building for Strategic Planning, Board Development and Executive Training

Community Service
Improvements in human services, community-based service organizations or schools effectiveness and efficiency that lead to improved results for those they serve
Seamen’s Society for Children and Families: $150,000 – Staten Island Alliance for North Shore Children and Families
FSG, Inc.: $95,000 – Staten Island Alliance for North Shore Children and Families
Coro New York Leadership Center: $5,000Participatory Budget Youth Fellowship

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At the October 25, 2016 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Education
Increases in the number of K-12 students that are improving their academic achievement to at or above grade level     
Sundog Theatre:  $47,000 – 3-D Literacy Program
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, Inc.:  $55,000 – Early Childhood Education Family Literacy
READ Alliance : $50,000 – Staten Island School Year Reading Program
Police Athletic League: $50,000 – After School and Summer Program for 100 Youth at P.S. 78
Public School 11: $10,000– Make A Difference Project at Public School 11

Increases in number of adult English language learners becoming proficient in English at a level that meets their educational or career needs
Make the Road New York: $40,000 – Staten Island Adult Education and Training Program

Increases in the number of pre K children meeting their developmental milestones
FSG, Inc: $235,000 – Backbone Services to Early Care and Education Initiative

Health
Increases in the number of residents, particularly youth, that abstain from substance abuse
Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness: $100,000– TYSA Evaluation and Shared Measurement Capacity

Increases in available health services for the least advantaged, including mental health services
Seamen’s Society for Children and Families: $27,400 – Seamen’s Society Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training Program

Increases in number of residents that increase their level of daily physical activity and/or improve their diet with nutritious foods
Project Hospitality: $50,000 – Moveable Feast Initiative
New Direction Services: $15,000 – Fun and Fitness Family Challenge

Arts & Culture
Increases in number of youth that participate in the arts in or out of school through multiple experiences
Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc.: $30,000 – Philharmonic Schools PS 50 & 78 – Staten Island Program
Staten Island Makerspace, Inc.: $18,000 – Make a Difference Engineering Program

Community Service
Increases in the availability and use of social services to stabilize the lives of at-risk individuals and families
Partnership with Children, Inc.: $50,000 – Kindergarten Readiness Project

Improvements in human services, community-based service organizations or schools effectiveness and efficiency that lead to improved results for those they serve
JobsFirstNYC: $50,000 – Staten Island Young Adult Workforce Partnership Project

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At the June 28, 2016 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Education
Increases in the number of parents that are actively involved in supporting their child’s educational success
Literacy Inc.: $50,000 + $25,000 Challenge Grant – Comprehensive Literacy Model in Northern Staten Island Program

Community Service
Increases in the availability and use of social services to stabilize the lives of at-risk individuals and families
Legal Services for New York City Staten Island: $50,000 – Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors Advocacy Project
Salvation Army Greater New York Division: $50,000 – Pathway of Hope University Program
City Harvest, Inc: $50,000 – Staten Island Mobile Market Program

Improvements in human services, community-based service organizations or schools effectiveness and efficiency that lead to improved results for those they serve
Northfield Community Local Development Corporation: $25,000 –  Uplift Staten Island
Staten Island NFP Association: $150,000 – Collective Impact Approach to Improve Early Education Outcomes
Lawyers Alliance for New York: $10,000- Staten Island Community-Based Outreach Project

Arts & Culture
Increases in number of youth that participate in the arts in or out of school through multiple experiences
Art Creates US, Inc. DBA as ProjectArt : $10,000– ProjectArt: Staten Island
IlluminArt Productions: $10,000 – Write-A-Play School Residencies Project
 

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At the April 26, 2016 Board Meeting, the Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Education:
To increase the number of students K-12 that are improving their academic achievement to at or above grade level
The Writing Revolution: $50,000Embedding Literacy and Critical Thinking across the Curriculum Initiative
John Lavelle Preparatory Charter School: $42,000 – The Literacy Team Project
Our Lady of Mount Carmel +St. Benedicta: $14,500 – St. Mary’s High Achievement Program at Mount Carmel

To increase the number of youth that demonstrate their leadership skills at school or in the community and improve their academic performance
Global Kids: $45,000 Leadership Program at Curtis High School

Arts & Culture:
To increase the number of schools and community organizations that offer strong arts education
Fund for Public Schools: $130,000 Create: Providing Professional Development for Pre-K Arts Teachers

To increase the number of youth who participate in the arts in or out of school through multiple experiences
Noble Maritime Museum: $50,000 The Musical Journey to Robbins Reef Program
Sandy Ground Historical Society: $7,000Sandy Ground at St. John’s University: Faces of the Underground Railroad

To increase the number of individuals participating in Staten Island art and culture offerings
Metropolitan Museum of Art: $10,000Staten Island Night at the Met

Community Services:
To increase the availability and use of social services to stabilize the lives of at-risk individuals and families
First Star; $35,000 – CUNY Staten Island Foster Youth Academy
Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City: $45,000 – NYC Family Justice Center, SI Children’s Room/Training Room Project

Improvements in human services, community-based service organizations or schools effectiveness and efficiency that lead to improved results for those they serve
Korean American Senior Citizens Association: $5,000Senior Education and Daily Physical Activity Program

Increases in the number of residents that volunteer their time and experience to better the community
Citizens Committee of New York: $25,000the Staten Island Initiative
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On February 23, 2016, the Board of Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Education:
To increase the number of least-advantaged students that enter and succeed in college
New York Urban League: $50,000 – Absolute Success College Access Program

Health:
Improvements in  organizational effectiveness and efficiency leading to enhanced delivery of community health services
Staten Island University Hospital: $115,000Patient Safety Institute Modernization Project

Arts & Culture:
Improvements in effectiveness and efficiency of arts organizations that leads to their enhanced sustainability
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden: $50,000 -Fundraising and Resource Development Capacity Building Initiative

To increase the number of individuals participating in Staten Island art and culture offerings
Staten Island Arts: $25,000 – Five Year Strategic Planning and Implementation Initiative

To increase the number of schools and community organizations that offer strong arts education
Art Creates Us: $10,000 – Free Quality Visual Arts After-School Program at the Stapleton Library

To increase the number of youth who participate in the arts in or out of school through multiple experiences
Public School 57: $10,000 – Save the Earth Puppetry Project

Community Services:
Increases in the number of Staten Island residents getting and keeping jobs at a level that meets their employment goals
SCO Family of Services Center for Family Life: $75,000 – Staten Island Community Job Center Worker’s Cooperative

Increases in the number of residents that volunteer their time and experience to better the community
American Red Cross: $50,000 – #GetAlarmedNYC -Staten Island Program

Improvements in human services, community-based service organizations or schools effectiveness and efficiency that lead to improved results for those they serve
Midland Beach Alliance: $30,000 – Sandy Recovery Project
City Parks Foundation: $25,000 – Faber Park Catalyst Waterfront Parks Project

Special Opportunity Grants:
WNET: $125,000 – Treasures of New York: The St. George Theater