The Brooklyn Community Foundation and the United Way of New York City have announced a new grant initiative to help Haitian social service organizations and Haitians living in New York City. Funding would support nonprofits offering services in immigration assistance, literacy and other educational programs, employment training, and grief counseling. The NYC Haitian Community Hope & Healing Fund hopes to strengthen these organizations over the long term so they are better able to meet the increased needs of the community.
The initiative is receiving support from other funders, including the Altman Foundation, Capital One Bank, and St. Francis College, and is looking to garner additional funds from institutional and individual donors in order to operate over the next three to five years.
Organizations interested in this new program should visit the fund’s web site (www.hopeandhealingfund.org).
For information and discussion on foundations and the response to Haiti, please see the Foundation Center's Focus on Haiti: Earthquake Relief and Recovery.