Mayor De Blasio, Cynthia Nixon Among Guests at North Star Fund's Annual Community Gala

News | April 24, 2014

For Immediate Release, April 24, 2014:  Leading progressive philanthropists and community organizers gathered on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of North Star Fund, New York's foundation supporting grassroots activism for equality, economic justice and peace. The...

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Gail Furman:
A 2014 North Star Award Honoree

News | April 1, 2014

Gail Furman's lifetime of activism is firmly rooted in her childhood. "My grandfather owned a candy store in a mixed ethnic neighborhood of lower-income families in Queens. He had a particular interest and gift for relating to and caring...

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Communities United for Police Reform:
Frederick Douglass Award Honoree

News | April 1, 2014

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is a groundbreaking campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York City. The partners in this campaign--a coalition of community members, lawyers, researchers and activists--come from all of five boroughs, from all...

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Rebuilding from Sandy the Smart Way

News | March 31, 2014

North Star Fund's director Hugh Hogan co-authored an OpEd with Nathalie Alegre of the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding on how the city's most recent request for federal dollars can truly address the needs of all New Yorkers who...

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"From the Edge of Disaster" Hurricane Sandy Activism Report

News | March 31, 2014

The day after Hurricane Sandy hit New York, North Star Fund started hearing from our grantee partner organizations. Because there had been so little immediate assistance in their devastated neighborhoods, these groups had sprung into action. Since then, many...

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Brooklyn Food Coalition:
Frederick Douglass Award Honoree

News | March 25, 2014

Brooklyn Food Coalition (BFC) is a grassroots, membership organization dedicated to a three-fold vision in Brooklyn: healthy food for all, sustainable food systems and justice for food workers. Since its founding in 2009, BFC has built an inclusive, multi-racial,...

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William Traylor:
A 2014 North Star Award Honoree

News | March 18, 2014

William Traylor is the president of Richman Housing Resources LLC. For three decades he has worked in New York City in affordable housing finance and development, and, throughout his career, has focused especially on housing vulnerable homeless New Yorkers,...

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Peggy Saika:
A 2014 North Star Award Honoree

News | March 12, 2014

Peggy Saika is President and Executive Director of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. She was the founding executive director of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network and was executive director of the Asian Law Caucus.  She is a co-founder of...

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For Justice Committee, a Movement Leadership grantee, the next chapter of stopping "stop and frisk"

News | February 20, 2014

In January 2014, Mayor de Blasio announced that his Corporate Counsel has filed the paperwork to drop the city's appeal of the Floyd decision. Countless New Yorkers welcomed the news, which fulfilled a campaign promise that the mayor made...

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