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Learning & Impact

We believe that an essential part of grantmaking is to encourage continuous learning and sharing of knowledge. With many of our grants, we are funding a nascent project or idea, and in doing so, we learn a lot about making an impact as the project grows. By sharing insights into strategies and best practices, we can have an enduring impact beyond the grant itself.

Healthy Food & Community Change: Status Report

Healthy Food & Community Change is a five-year, $15 million commitment to healthy food initiatives across New York City, supporting high-impact strategies to increase access, availability, affordability, and knowledge of healthy foods and promote healthy choices. We are pleased to share an update on our progress to date, as well as highlight what we’ve learned since the initiative’s launch in 2013.

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NYC Green Cart

The goals of the NYC Green Cart Initiative, a bold blend of public policy, private philanthropy and grassroots entrepreneurship, are to increase access to healthy food and to create jobs.

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Children’s Museum of Manhattan

When funding for arts education in New York City was drastically cut in the 1970s, Laurie Tisch joined a group of supporters who organized a small exhibition and studio space on the Upper West Side and who were integral to the space’s transformation to CMOM as we know it today.

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BoardServe NYC

BoardServeNYC has demonstrated significant success in attracting, engaging, and serving its target populations and is producing a steady stream of placements.

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Creative Time

Creative Time is an organization that supports the power of the artist’s voice to catalyze social change by connecting social activism, public engagement and artistic expression.

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