North Star News

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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"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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Coordinate our Activist-Led Grantmaking Programs

News | February 17, 2014

Do you want to help grassroots activist groups in New York City get the funding they need to make lasting social change? Can you explain the complexity of community organizing so it's easy to understand? Are you known for...

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We're the First Community Foundation to Sign Pledge to Divest from Fossil Fuels

News | February 16, 2014

"Divestment" was not a household word when it became a central strategy for ending international cooperation with South Africa's apartheid regime in the 1980s, but many people know what it means now: companies and institutions can stop investing in...

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Meeting the Challenges:
Read Our 2013 Annual Report

News | December 3, 2013

Last year, the unprecedented fury of Hurricane Sandy forced us to witness en masse the heart-wrenching vulnerability and inequality in our city and around the region. Against the backdrop of the Trayvon Martin ruling and the Supreme Court's rollback of the...

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