Philanthropy New York has launched several collaborative projects and initiatives to help grantmakers:
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Networking, in its simplest form, is learning from your peers and listening to their experienced voices. Through working groups, networks, committees, one-on-one connections, and sector initiatives, Philanthropy New York provides the time and space for relationships within the philanthropic community to grow.
Philanthropy New York manages and supports several professional peer networks around role and interest and issue-based working groups around funding areas.
A Philanthropy New York International Grantmakers Network program.
The Special Projects Assistant (SPA) reports to and takes assignments from the Program Officer for Special Projects. In this role, the SPA performs and coordinates administrative and programmatic tasks with a flexible level of direct supervision.
Founded in 2002, the Korean American Community Foundation transforms and empowers communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and inter-community bridge building. KACF pursues these goals through grantmaking that promotes self-sufficiency for the underserved and under-resourced, by raising awareness of needs and issues, and by fostering a culture of giving.
The Communication’s Network announced that Sean Gibbons will be their new executive director starting on June 3.
Barnard College has received $800,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a major new academic initiative: Barnard Teaches: Real Place + Digital Access.
The Open Society Foundations have chosen to support youth-focused initiatives in an integrated way across its network rather than through a separate program, and as a result the Open Society Youth Initiative is now closed.
Hispanics in Philanthropy launched new crowdfunding initiative to further empower Latino communities.
On April 14, funders across various sectors and issues convened to explore the next steps in the expansion of Community Schools in New York City.
The Education Funders Research Initiative (EdFunders) is a project of Philanthropy New York supported by 16 funding organizations that have pursued a diverse array of education reform strategies.