Special Initiatives

North Star Fund supports cutting edge social justice work every day of every year. We give rapid response grants to nimbly respond to breaking issues that grantees bring to our attention. But sometimes an issue needs a special response. 

Housing Now Fund

Organizing for real housing affordability and to create sustainable neighborhoods

Education Justice Fund

Supports parents and students to keep the public in public schools

Let Us Breathe Fund

Supports fair and just policing and resilient and economically sustainable Black communities.

Community Food Funders

Promotes an equitable and sustainable food system

Communities United For Police Reform

Promotes public safety and an end to discriminatory policing.

Scholarship Fund for Dreamers

College scholarships for undocumented New Yorker high school graduates


Past Special Initiatives

Community Fund for Sandy Recovery

Supported grassroots efforts to respond to Hurricane Sandy and rebuild more resilient communities.

Greening Western Queens Fund

Invested in energy-efficiency and environmental projects in Western Queens