Recent Grants

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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
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On October 27, 2015, the Board of Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Education:
To increase the number of youth that obtain a high school diploma, HSE or vocational credential
Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership: $30,000 – YouthBuild Staten Island Initiative

To increase the number of students K-12 that are improving their academic achievement to at or above grade level
Sundog Theatre: $47,000 – 3D Literacy Program
READ Alliance: $50,000 – Staten Island School Year Reading Program

To increase the 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: $50,000 – Staten Island Adult Education and Training Program

To increase the number of parents that are actively involved in supporting their child’s educational success
Police Athletic League: $50,000 – Integrated After School and Summer Programming for 100 Youth at PS 78
Literacy Partners: $50,000 – Parent to Child: Building Literacy Skills in Staten Island Program
Center for Arts Education: $50,000 –
Staten Island Parents as Arts Partners Programs

 To increase the number of least-advantaged students that enter and succeed in college
G. McCown Expeditionary Learning High School: $9,375 – To and Through College Program

Health:
To increase the number of residents, particularly youth, that abstain from substance abuse
Partnership for a Drug-Free America: $7,500 – Public Service Messages

Arts & Culture:
To improve the effectiveness and efficiency of arts organizations that leads to their enhanced sustainability

Illuminart Productions: $25,000 – Resource Development Initiative

To increase the number of schools and community organizations that offer strong arts education
Public School 1: $7,000 – Dance and Music Initiative
Public School 5: $10,000 Second Grade Arts Initiative

To increase the number of individuals participating in Staten Island art and culture offerings
Friends of Blue Heron Park: $8,000 – Blue Heron Park Programs

Community Services:
Improvements in human services, community-based service organizations or schools effectiveness and efficiency that lead to improved results for those they serve
JobsFirstNYC: $45,000 – Staten Island Young Adult Workforce Partnership Program
Community Resource Exchange: $7,000 – Capacity Building Project for Island Voice

To increase the number of youth that demonstrate their leadership skills in the community, at home, school, or in the workplace
New York Center for Interpersonal Development: $50,000 – Continuing Employment Opportunity (CEO) Initiative

To increase the availability and use of social services to stabilize the lives of at-risk individuals and families
Partnership With Children: $50,000 – Kindergarten Readiness Project

To increase the number of volunteers providing direct and/or indirect services (eg., outreach services, disaster recovery planning, pro-bono professional services)
Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: $5,000 – Staten Island Natural Areas Experience Project

Special Opportunity Grants:
FSG, Inc.: $10,000 – Collective Impact Community of Practice Forum Sponsorship
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On June 23, 2015, Board of 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
Staten Island YMCA: $50,000 – PS 57 Y Schools Program
Literacy, Inc.: $60,000 – North Shore Reads Project

To increase the number of youth that demonstrate their leadership skills at school or in the community and improve their academic performance
Center for Supportive Schools: $50,000 – Supporting SI Youth Outcomes through the Peer Group Connection Program

To increase the number of parents that are actively involved in supporting their child’s educational success
St. John’s University: $50,000 –
Plus Books: An After-School Program for English Language Learning Families

Health:
To increase the number of residents who raise their level of daily physical activity and/or improve their diet with nutritious foods
SI Partnership for Community Wellness: $75,000 – Childhood Obesity Collective Impact Project
City Parks Foundation: $10,000 – Swim for Life Program

Arts & Culture:
To increase the number of youth who participate in the arts in or out of school through multiple experiences
Philharmonic Symphony Society of Greater NY: $45,000 –
Young People’s Concerts for Schools and The SI Initiative

To increase the number of schools and community organizations that offer strong arts education
Philharmonic Symphony Society of Greater NY: $25,000 – Philharmonic Staten Island Schools Program at PS 50 and PS 78
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On April 28, 2015, Board of Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Health:
To increase the number of residents, particularly youth, that abstain from substance abuse
SI Mental Health Society: $125,000 – South Shore Safety.net Program
SI Partnership for Community Wellness: $175,000 – Year 4 Support of TYSA

Improvements in  organizational effectiveness and efficiency leading to enhanced delivery of community health services
Community Health Center of Richmond: $150,000 – Staten Island Perinatal Collective Impact Initiative

To increase the number of residents who raise their level of daily physical activity and/or improve their diet with nutritious foods
City Harvest: $50,000 – Staten Island Mobile Markets
St. Mary of the Assumption Parish: $16,000 – Higher Achievement Summer Program

Arts & Culture:
Improvements in effectiveness and efficiency of arts organizations that leads to their enhanced sustainability

Staten Island Historical Society: $125,000 – Historic Richmond Town Site Plan Phase 1 Initiative
Staten Island Children’s Museum: $41,500 – STEP Program (Skills, Training and Employment Program

Community Services:
Improvements in human services, community-based service organizations or schools effectiveness and efficiency that lead to improved results for those they serve
Neighborhood Housing Services: $50,000 – Green and Healthy Housing initiatives
Eden II School for Autistic Children: $100,000 – 15 Beach Street Capital Improvement Project
Staten Island NFP Association: $110,000 – Strive Together Backbone Organization Support

Increases in the number of youth that demonstrate their leadership skills in the community, at home, school, or in the workplace
SI Chamber of Commerce Foundation: $60,000 – “Chamber Assist” Intern and Job Matching Program
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On February 24, 2015, Board of 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
Jewish Community Center of SI: $50,000 – JCC Rising Stars Program
McKee Career and Technology High School: $16,000 – AVID Program
Port Richmond High School: $24,442 – AVID Program

Increases in the number of adult English language learners becoming proficient in English at a level that meets their educational or career needs
New York Public Library: $20,000 – Support of ESOL Program in two SI neighborhood libraries 

Arts & Culture:
Improvements in effectiveness and efficiency of arts organizations that leads to their enhanced sustainability
Friends of Alice Austen House: $15,000 – 3oth Anniversary Fundraising Initiative

To increase the number of schools and community organizations that offer strong arts education
Staten Island Arts: $50,000 – Arts Investment Residencies for Schools

To increase the number of youth who participate in the arts in or out of school through multiple experiences
Christ Church of New Brighton: $20,000 –
Community after school arts enrichment program

Community Services:
Increases in the number of individuals and families experiencing poverty, that get their basic needs met (food, clothing, shelter) and connect to other needed resources
Salvation Army: $50,000 – Sally’s Kitchen and Community Cupboard at the Stapleton Corps Community Center

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 & Families: $50,000 – Forward through Education Program
Lawyers Alliance for New York: $10,000 – Staten Island Community-Based Outreach Project

 Increases in the number of Staten Island residents getting and keeping jobs at a level that meets their employment goals
JobsFirstNYC: $25,000 – Staten Island Young Adult Workforce Partnership

Increases in the number of volunteers providing direct and/or indirect services (eg., outreach services, disaster recovery planning, pro-bono professional services)
Citizens Committee for NYC: $20,000 – Staten Island Initiative

Community Recovery:
Strengthening of organizational capacity- personnel and infrastructure support- to provide new or sustain existing services and/or implement disaster preparedness planning
Legal Services for New York City SI: 50,000 – Staten Island Disaster Recovery Project

Special Opportunity Grants:
McKee Career & Technical High School: $10,000 – Reality Works: Baby Think it Over Curriculum
Staten island Technical High School: $ 10,000 – Career and Technical Education Showcase
Unity Games: $10,000 – Support of the 13th Annual Unity Games

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On October 28, 2014, the Board of Directors of The Staten Island Foundation approved grants to organizations seeking the following results:

Education:
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 – Teen Action Program at Curtis High School

To increase  the number of students K-12 that are improving their academic achievement to at or above grade level
Sundog Theatre: $47,000 – 3D Literacy Program
Police Athletic League: $50,000 – PS 14 and PS 78 Afterschool Program

To increase the number of least-advantaged students that enter and succeed in college
G. McCown Expeditionary Learning School: $7,670 – CUNY Application For All Seniors Initiative

To increase the number of parents that are actively involved in supporting their child’s educational success
The Center for Arts Education: $50,000 – Staten Island Parents as Arts Partners Program

Health:
To increase the number of residents, particularly youth, that abstain from substance abuse
African Refuge: $10,000 – Young Entrepreneur Program
Partnership for a Drug-Free America: $10,000 – Local Alliance Program

Improvements in  organizational effectiveness and efficiency leading to enhanced delivery of community health services
FSG, Inc.: $165,000 – To support and assess the Foundation’s investments in the community’s health

To increase the number of residents who raise their level of daily physical activity and/or improve their diet with nutritious foods
St. Christopher School: $7,000 – Fitness and Nutrition Program

Arts & Culture:
Improvements in effectiveness and efficiency of arts organizations that leads to their enhanced sustainability
Staten Island Museum: $450,000 – Support for the Humanities exhibition infrastructure and Endowment Initiative
IlluminArt Productions: $18,000 – Teaching Artist Training Program

To increase the number of schools and community organizations that offer strong arts education
Public School 6: $10,000 – Arts Residency Program
Public School 59: $10,000 – Early Childhood Visual Arts and Teacher Development Program
Philharmonic Symphony Society of NY: $25,000 – Philharmonic School Program at PS 50 and PS 78

To increase the number of youth who participate in the arts in or out of school through multiple experiences
SI School of Civic Leadership PS/IS 861: $10,000 – Staten Island  Ballet Dance Residency Dance Across the Curriculum IV
Public School 1: $10,000 – Music and Dance Initiative
St. Adalbert School: $10,000 – Music to My Ears 3
Teachers & Writers Collaborative: $10,000 – Transitions to the World of Work

Community Services:
Increases in the number of individuals and families experiencing poverty, that get their basic needs met (food, clothing, shelter) and connect to other needed resources
Richmond Senior Services: $50,000 – Housing Assistance Program
Safe Horizons, Inc.: $50,000 – The Child & Family Traumatic Stress Intervention for Young Children at the Staten Island Advocacy Center

Improvements in human services, community-based service organizations or schools effectiveness and efficiency that lead to improved results for those they serve
Mission of the Immaculate Virgin: $15,000 – MIV Vocational Agriculture Project

Community Recovery:
Increases in the number of Superstorm Sandy-impacted residents served (e.g., individuals, families)
Staten Island Help for the Staten Island Alliance: $50,000 – Homeowner Site Survey & Design Program