The Charles H. Revson Foundation Awards $1 Million in Grants to Six Recipients

Monday, April 4, 2022

The Charles H. Revson Foundation Awards $1 Million in Grants to Six 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 initiatives in two of New York’s public library systems that increase access to Wi-Fi, green space, and arts and culture.

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 provided funding to better document Arab citizens’ contribution to Israel’s cultural and intellectual life, in pursuit of a more inclusive Israeli national narrative, and to support emergency relief for Ukraine.

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. This cycle, the program provided grants to increase voter turnout and expand access to parks and green spaces for New Yorkers.

See the full list of grants awarded in March 2022 below: 


Brooklyn Public Library—Culture Pass—$360,000—To support Culture Pass and the increased access to New York City’s cultural institutions it provides to all New Yorkers.

Queens Public Library Foundation—Queens Connected—$100,000—To support Queens Connected, providing expanded Wi-Fi internet access and outdoor gardens at Queens Public Library branches.

Jewish Life

National Library of Israel—Digital Archive of Arab Culture and Heritage—$200,000—To support the Digital Archive of Arab Culture and Heritage.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.— Ukraine Humanitarian Relief—$50,000—To support JDC’s emergency humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.

Urban Affairs

Third Sector New England, Inc.—Community Votes Nonprofit Voter Mobilization—$75,000—To support Community Votes’ voter mobilization initiative led in partnership with the Literacy Assistance Center.

New Yorkers for Parks—Five Point Plan for Park Equity 2.0—$275,000—To support the research and development of advocacy campaigns to increase equitable access to parks.

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