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North Star Fund In the News


August 19, 2013 - New York Times - Letter to the Editor

August 4, 2013 - WABC-TV New York Viewpoint


March 5, 2013 - Huffington Post

February 4, 2013 - New York Nonprofit Press

February 4, 2013 - Smart Assets

February 3, 2013 - Gotham Gazette

January 30, 2013 - Huffington Post

This is Activism's Moment

November 27, 2012 - Huffington Post Live

Natural Disasters Aren't Colorblind

November 19, 2012 - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Sandy's Lesson: Today's Relief System Doesn't Work for the Vulnerable

November 5, 2012 - Huffington Post

Climate Change and Sandy's Impact in the Age of Inequality

August 21, 2012 - Huffington Post

When "Stop and Frisk" Becomes "Stop and Hurt"

August 15, 2012 - The Chronicle of Philanthropy
2 Reasons Grant Makers Should Race to Aid Immigrant Charities

June 18, 2012 - Huffington Post
Dream Activists Made It Happen

May 2, 2012 - Western Queens Gazette
Gianaris And Bryant H.S. Youth Activists Celebrate Earth Day

March 15, 2012 - NY Daily News
A second dose of green projects for concrete-heavy western Queens

March 4, 2012 - NY Daily News
Legacy of 2006 blackout yielding green projects in western Queens

March 2, 2012 - The Village Voice Blogs
With OWS Support, Advocates Plan Rally to Protest Post Office Closures

February 14, 2012 - Huffington Post
For the Love of Justice: A Valentine's Day Tribute to Frederick Douglass

December 21, 2011 - Huffington Post
Give the Gift of Voice

November 22, 2011 - Huffington Post
Mayor Bloomberg Signs Law To Stem Deportations From Rikers Island

October 26, 2011 - Philanthropy News Digest
5 Questions for Hugh Hogan [on Occupy Wall Street]

October 11, 2011 - USA Today
'Occupy Wall Street' protests test left's determination

March 20, 2011 - Crain's New York Business.com
A tree will finally grow in Sunnyside

February 10, 2011 - Wall Street Journal
Powering Green Efforts

February 13, 2011 - The Daily News
Grants helping create green footprint in western Queens following 2006 blackout

February 11, 2011 - Queens Forum
Fund Allocates Millions for Green Projects: Shows Model for Future Initiatives

March 15, 2010 - New York Daily News
Queens group seeks environment-friendly ideas for $7.9M Con Ed payout after '06 blackout

January 6, 2011 - The Empire Page
How to Be a Great Governor

January 6, 2011 - New York Nonprofit Press
North Star Fund Announces New Community Organizing Grants

April 1, 2010 - Yournabe.com
Con Ed money could be used to green Astoria

March 12, 2010 - Philanthropy Journal
Green effort launched in Queens

March 18, 2010 - Queens Times - page 3
$8 Million Fund Seeks To Make Western Queens A Model Green Neighborhood

March 23, 2010 - Sunnyside Post
Report: Sunnyside's Green Vision Session

March 14, 2010 - Sunnyside Post
2006 Blackout to bring "Green"

March 18, 2010 - YourNabe.com
Con Edison to dole out $7.9M for green projects

January 9, 2010 - Sunnyside Post
Help make Sunnyside/Woodside "Greener"

Press Releases

October 17, 2013 - Voices from the Storm
Local Leaders, Grassroots Groups Still Serving Communities One Year After Hurricane Sandy

January 28, 2013 - North Star Fund Launches Multimillion Dollar Campaign For Grassroots Activism

November 5, 2012 -  North Star Fund Announces Hurricane Relief Effort: Grassroots Hurricane Relief Fund Helps Disenfranchised Families and Communities

March 8, 2012 - New Gardens and Cleaner Air Are First Legacy of Greening Western Queens Program: North Star Fund to Announce New Grants on March 15

Click here to download a pdf of projects for the second year of the Greening Western Queens program.

April 4, 2011 - North Star Fund Announces Largest Grants in Foundation's History

February 1, 2011 - Grants to Make Western Queens a Model Green Neighborhood Will Create Gardens, Green Buildings and Jobs

Click here to download a pdf of the funded projects in this initiative.

January 31, 2011 - Walter Barrientos Joins North Star Fund Staff as Program Officer

March 11, 2010 - $8 Million Fund Seeks to Make Western Queens a Model Green Neighborhood: North Star Fund Kicks Off Initiative at Two Community Visioning Session