The New York Women’s Foundation has announced twenty-eight grants totaling nearly $3 million in support of community-based organizations led by women and gender-expansive people and addressing critical issues in underinvested communities.
New York Women’s Foundation president and CEO Ana L. Oliveira, said: “We see these organizations as invaluable, as they have led us through this unprecedented year and represented a beacon of hope to our communities,” said . “The foundation continues to support these groups and the historically underinvested populations that rely on them, and remains committed to serving as early investors of women-led organizations and solutions in a post-COVID world.”
New and renewed grants ranging from $30,000 to $130,000 were awarded to organizations working to advance racial equity, end mass incarceration in New York City, increase economic stability for low-income families, and eliminate gender-based violence. Recipients include the Urban Indigenous Collective, which will expand its Culturally Tailored Mental Health Care Program for Indigenous communities in the tri-state area, and Black Women’s Blueprint, which will receive support to ensure safety and to counteract resistance around the establishment of Restore Forward, a healing justice community space in upstate New York that promotes reconciliation, peace, and radical change for Black and Indigenous women.
Additional recipients include Custom Collaborative, the Harlem Wellness Center, Gender Equality Law Center, LaaL NYC, the Laundry Workers Center, the Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center, and The Urban Wild.