The Charles H. Revson Foundation Announces $2.5 Million in Grants to Eight Recipients

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Charles H. Revson Foundation Announces $2.5 Million in Grants to Eight Recipients

Grants were distributed within the Program Areas of “Education,” “Jewish Life,” and “Urban Affairs.” 

The Education Program seeks to expand access to knowledge and support resources capable of sustaining an informed citizenry. This grant cycle, the program provided funding to allow children around New York City to easily access exhibits from the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in public library branches.

The Jewish Life Program works to improve social and economic outcomes for communities in Israel and North America by building capacity in under-resourced fields, like civic service and urban planning in Israel and Jewish chaplaincy in North America. This cycle, the Program supported initiatives that advance affordable housing in Israel, particularly in the Arab sector.

Finally, the Urban Affairs Program partners with civic and cultural institutions, local government, and independent nonprofits to strengthen New York City’s communities and civic spaces. In pursuit of these goals, the program provided grants to increase access to supportive housing, high-quality community media, parks and public spaces, and democratic participation.

See the full list of grants awarded in October 2021 below: 


Brooklyn Children's MuseumCollections Connections$328,680 To bring the Brooklyn Children’s Museum into 20 Brooklyn Public Library branches.


Rothschild Cadets for Local Government – $460,000 – To provide education and programming on affordable housing and urban regeneration for the Rothschild Cadets for Local Government: a program for motivated young leaders working to strengthen local government in Israel.

Sikkuy – $213,500 – To advance urban and economic development in Arab municipalities specifically and in the unrecognized Bedouin villages of Israel’s Negev region.

Toldot Yisrael Digital Archive of Israel’s Founding – $150,000 – To support this video archive of interviews with Israel’s founding generation.


NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund City Parks Foundation $150,000 To support New York City Parks and develop policies that strengthen the role of New York City Parks.

Advertising Boost Initiative Center for Community Media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY $400,464 To support planning and advocacy that ensures government advertising funding supports community media outlets.

New York Community Trust GoVoteNYC – $600,000 – To increase voter participation and engagement in New York City.

Supportive Housing Network of New York – $200,000 – To provide general operating support that will strengthen supportive housing public policy.

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