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Lead Our Development and Donor Strategy

News | August 4, 2014

Are you passionate about inspiring people with wealth to support the work of grassroots activists? Are you an experienced fundraiser and strategist who's always striving to meet that ambitious revenue goal? Are you skilled at connecting with people, and...


New York City Becomes a Model for How Municipal ID Can Make the City Safer

News | July 29, 2014

Imagine not being able to open a bank account, enter a government building, file a police report for a domestic violence crime, rent an apartment, enroll a child in school, or access public services. This has been the reality...


Hurricane Season is Here, Sandy is Not Over

News | July 29, 2014

We can't talk about physical infrastructure without talking about social infrastructure. This was the central message that emerged from a funder's briefing on July 10th of forty individuals, representing philanthropic organizations, city agencies, and community organizations, who convened around the launch...


Middle School Students Will Eat Thanks to Free School Lunch in September

News | July 29, 2014

Hungry children can't learn well. This message was heard and endorsed by Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, when they announced that beginning in September, all public middle school students in New York City will have access to...


Just Say Yes to Medical Marijuana

News | July 29, 2014

For patients suffering from HIV, cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, or glaucoma, medical marijuana offers relief to ease pain in the most chronic stages of a disease. On July 7th, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Compassionate Care Act, a bill...


Celebrating LGBTQ Pride By Working to End Police Violence

News | June 26, 2014

With a massive, joyous parade down Fifth Avenue in New York City this weekend, it's easy to overlook why we celebrate LGBTQ Pride in late June. The event that is considered the turning point of the late 20th century movement...


North Star Fund Leadership Updates

News | June 25, 2014

New York City is a dynamic, ever changing place. This is also true of the organizations that call the Big Apple home. As we move into the second half of our 35th Anniversary year as New York City's premier...


Remembering North Star Fund Honoree Ruby Dee

News | June 17, 2014

North Star Fund is part of the chorus of praise for Ruby Dee, longtime North Star Fund donor activist, award-winning actress, and North Star Fund 1994 Frederick Douglass Award Honoree (Dee is pictured accepting the award on the right)....


"Where our power lies." Activists speak on Mayor de Blasio's first 100 days

News | June 4, 2014

"With the first progressive mayor in a generation, the stakes are high. The city, the nation, the world is watching." This was how Rinku Sen, Executive Director of Race Forward, framed a vibrant discussion at North Star Fund on Wednesday,...


Greening Western Queens Fund Featured in Story

News | May 28, 2014

The Greening Western Queens Fund, administered by North Star Fund, was featured in a news story, "New Trees and Community Gardens Sprout from ConEd Blackout Settlement." The story outlines some of the recent accomplishments of the fund, including close...


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