Three Queens organizations awarded grants from The New York Women’s Foundation

Life Camp Inc., a nonprofit based in South Jamaica that works to reduce gun violence in Queens through crisis intervention, was announced as a grant recipient of The New York Women’s Foundation latest round of grantmaking.
(Courtesy of Life Camp Inc.)

Three Queens nonprofit organizations were recently announced as recipients of The New York Women’s Foundation’s (NYWF) latest round of grantmaking, totaling $2.57 million across 34 organizations in the city advancing reproductive justice, safety, healing and shifting the narrative to support cultural change. 

This grantmaking solidifies the foundation’s commitment to women, girls and gender-expansive people across NYC. The foundation will provide a total disbursement of $1,040,000 across 13 organizations, including the LGBT Center Intercultural Collective in Jackson Heights and the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives in Elmhurst.  

These organizations are included in groups focused on economic justice as well as advancing justice for families and young people encountering the criminal legal system or the immigration system. These organizations center the leadership of program participants and work with populations most neglected systemically and often invisible to philanthropy, such as the trans community and Indigenous communities. 

Life Camp Inc., a nonprofit based in South Jamaica that works to reduce gun violence in Queens through crisis intervention, was also announced as a grant recipient. 

For the first time since the pandemic began, NYWF engaged in a participatory grantmaking process in partnership with its Grants Advisory Committee (GAC). 

The Foundation has a longstanding history of early investment as a core strategy, and these grants are a five-year commitment to these grassroots organizations. In alignment with its practice of trust-based philanthropy, NYWF continues to utilize a streamlined application process, helping to reduce unnecessary barriers for grantee partners and reflect a community-centric approach to its grantmaking process. 

“The moment we are in demands bold action. The grants announced today are essential to drive the impact and efficacy of our partners working tirelessly for reproductive justice, safety and healing to create long‐term security for women, girls, and gender-expansive people,” said Ana Oliveira, president and CEO, of The New York Women’s Foundation. “We are proud to invest in people who continue to shape our stories by providing community solutions that advance justice and equity for all.” 

The New York Women’s Foundation is a voice for women and gender-expansive people and a force for change. The foundation’s mission is to create an equitable and just future for women and families. It achieves this goal by uniting cross-cultural and community alliances that ignite action. NYWF invests in women-led, innovative, and bold community-based solutions that promote the economic security, safety, and health of the most underserved women. The Foundation has distributed more than $100 million in its 35-year existence to over 500 organizations, impacting millions of women and girls across New York City and beyond.