Get to know us by getting to know some of the organization we support.

  • FOOD
  • PLANET
  • HEALTH
  • OUTDOOR
  • COMMUNITY

New York

Explainer Program at the New York Botanical Garden
LOCATION:
Bronx, NY

YEAR SUPPORTED:

PLANET, COMMUNITY
nybg.org
GRANTEE PROFILE:
Explainer Program at the New York Botanical Garden provides students with the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of science and the environment, gain practical work experience, and develop problem-solving and interpersonal skills. The Garden is located in one of the nation’s most underserved communities, and the Explainer Program provides local youth with a safe environment for learning and professional development.
Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
LOCATION:
Bronx, NY

YEAR SUPPORTED:

OUTDOOR, COMMUNITY
vancortlandt.org
GRANTEE PROFILE:
Friends of Van Cortlandt Park was founded by Bronx, New York residents in response to dramatic cuts in New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation’s budget. Over the past twenty years, the Friends have provided high quality environmental education programs for underserved youth in New York City and Yonkers. They’ve also worked to understand and address the Park’s critical needs, raise funds for its restoration, and expand the constituency of those who care about it.
GrowNYC
LOCATION:
New York, NY

YEAR SUPPORTED:

FOOD, HEALTH, COMMUNITY
www.grownyc.org
GRANTEE PROFILE:
GrowNYC’s Learn It Grow It Eat It program educates 250 low-income youth per year from the South Bronx about how to read food labels, cook with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, and care for a garden/urban farm. The program also hires 15 of those youth each year to work part time providing nutrition education services to hospitals and schools in the area. These experiences are designed to increase knowledge of food and agriculture, build skills, and promote development among participating teens.
National Teach-In/Education for Global Warming Solutions
LOCATION:
New York, NY

YEAR SUPPORTED:

PLANET
nationalteachin.org
GRANTEE PROFILE:
National Teach-In/Education for Global Warming Solutions brings students together with policy-makers to discuss positive solutions to global warming and its effects. Through webcasts, teach-ins, climate dialogues, and the 100 Days of Action calendar, the National Teach-In engages student groups in communication with legislators and study groups, and in direct actions.
Queens County Farm Museum
LOCATION:
Floral Park, NY

YEAR SUPPORTED:

FOOD, PLANET, COMMUNITY
queensfarm.org
GRANTEE PROFILE:
Queens County Farm Museum is the only working historical farm in New York City, and the longest continuously farmed site in New York State – the Farm, which dates to 1697, includes a greenhouse, livestock, farm vehicles, planting fields, an orchard and a herb garden. Through programs and events, they educate the public about Queens County's agricultural and horticultural past, and present-day sustainability practices.
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
LOCATION:
New York City, NY

YEAR SUPPORTED:

FOOD, PLANET, COMMUNITY
rescuingleftovercuisine.org/
GRANTEE PROFILE:
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine collects and deploys leftover cuisine to homeless shelters and food pantries. The group strives to make food rescue sustainable and universal by serving food insecure people in the NYC area by collecting food waste from cooperating restaurant partners. Unlike other food rescue organizations in the area, the group has no minimum poundage requirement, enabling additional leftover food to be obtained and redistributed. The group targets shelters and pantries that are most likely to run out food each night, and strives to balance acquisition of readily available carbohydrate-heavy foods with proteins, fruits and vegetables.
Truck Farm
LOCATION:
Brooklyn, NY

YEAR SUPPORTED:

FOOD, PLANET, COMMUNITY
truck-farm.com
GRANTEE PROFILE:
Truck Farm – a 1986 Dodge pickup with a mini-farm planted in the truck bed – travels from school to school teaching kids about farming and healthy food, engaging them in thinking about where food comes from, and getting them excited about growing food themselves.