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Across the Foundation’s priority areas, our grantees are working to improve the health of the public through innovative research and programs.  The Foundation awards up to 40 grants on a rotating schedule each year.

Relief Efforts for Communities Affected by Hurricane Sandy


Institution: The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Grant Type: Board Grant

Award Amount: $50,000

Grant Awarded: January 2013

Principal Investigator: Megan Sheekey, President

The devastation and destruction in both lives and property caused by Hurricane Sandy was unprecedented in the greater New York metropolitan area. As a member of the community, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation witnessed the storm’s impact on its colleagues, neighbors, employees and partners.

The grant to the Mayor’s Fund will support hurricane relief efforts. Immediate aid needs in hurricane affected neighborhoods include hot food, water, baby and hygiene supplies, warm clothing and blankets and cleaning materials. Longer term needs include housing and other efforts to re-build and restore neighborhoods and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. One hundred percent of donations will be dispersed to relief efforts and organizations, as the Mayor’s Fund does not retain an administrative fee.