Making Grants To Fund Programs
We invest grant dollars to support DFO's rental costs for program space, meals and hospitality needs for community gatherings, and training and workshop costs.
Training And Consulting
Through our Nonprofit Accelerator, DFO received training in nonprofit management essentials to ensure a strong foundation that promotes organizational effectiveness and sustainability.
Why We Love This Affiliate
Do For One allows HFNY volunteers to build genuine relationships with people who have disabilities through fun community gatherings such as movie and game nights and karaoke nights.
People are welcomed to be their own quirky selves and that fosters a celebration of what it is to be human, in need of love and each other, regardless of seeming differences.
Andrew, Executive Director
Roosevelt Island—dubbed “Welfare Island” in 1921—–once housed a prison, a lunatic asylum, a charity hospital, a smallpox hospital, and a workhouse. It was renamed in 1971 with a vision to make it a flourishing space with a special focus on accessibility for people with disabilities.
This year, we’re making our highest grant distribution to date to our non-profit affiliates. So why are we expanding our grant distribution by 16 percent over last year? Here are a few trends we’re seeing that have led to this increase.
Nearly 900,000 people in New York City live with disabilities. Lack of accessible transportation and housing, unequal education, unemployment, and poor health care are among the common barriers people with disabilities face. Join us in praying on behalf of these neighbors of ours.