The Bernard F. And Alva B. Gimbel Foundation
The Foundationís current funding interests are economic development, education, civil legal services, criminal justice, reproductive rights, and the environment. Economic development grants are aimed at increasing the number of living wage jobs in New York City and ensuring low-income workersí access to those jobs. Education grants seek to fund efforts to improve the public school system in New York City. Civil legal services grants supports efforts to reduce barriers to effective and unrestricted civil legal assistance through direct legal representation and policy advocacy. Criminal justice grants is focused on programs working to reduce recidivism and improving public safety. Environment grants support a range of environmental issues through policy change, public education, and legal advocacy. Funding in this area is limited to organizations whose work is national in scope. Reproductive rights grants support domestic programs that seek to protect womenís reproductive rights and increase access to comprehensive reproductive health services. In most program areas, the Foundation seeks to fund both direct services programs and advocacy efforts. The Foundationís support for direct services programs is limited to those operating in New York City. Interested applicants are asked to contact the Foundationís program staff before submitting a letter of inquiry. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
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