New York Foundation and Brooklyn Community Foundation Lauded for Nimbleness

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The nationwide trend for many nonprofits is to make their mark on just one pressing need, but two New York grant makers just got national recognition in part because they are fast on their feet and versatile. The New York Community Foundation has been around longer than most. While it is far from the biggest foundation, said its executive director, Maria Mottola, it does make a big difference by being able to respond to the issues of the day. "We don't limit our grant-making to particular issues areas," she said, "and so we're able to be fairly nimble when issues shift and change in New York - which, not surprisingly, they do quite often."