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Heart & Soul Charitable Fund - Spotlight on the Grants Committee

Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Heart & Soul Charitable Fund donates money to community programs that meet the following criteria:

  • Serve the underprivileged or needy.
  • Enhance the worth and dignity of the individuals served.
  • Are tolerant and open-minded in scope.
  • Are run efficiently, providing the highest level of services given resource levels.
  • Need funding and have an annual budget under $1.5 million.
  • Serve Manhattan's Upper East Side, Harlem-El Barrio, and more generally our NYC neighborhood.

The Grants Committee is a dedicated group of nine volunteers who thoroughly evaluate the programs that Heart & Soul supports to ensure that contributed funds will be, and are, used effectively and efficiently. For example, Grants Committee is now evaluating a new grant application from the Women's Center for Education and Career Advancement (WCECA), which helps women achieve economic self-sufficiency by providing support services such as employment readiness, resume writing, interviewing skills, and business management training. The WCECA's Executive Director recently made a presentation to the Grants Committee, and the committee will visit the WCECA's site in the near future.

The Grants Committee has, during the first half of 2009, distributed $106,575 to ten NYC outreach programs including Friday Soup Kitchen, Monday Night Hospitality, Musica Viva, New Amsterdam Boys and Girls Choir, and the Navigators.

Heart & Soul Charitable Fund, Inc. - 1157 Lexington Avenue - New York, NY 10075 - (t) 917-463-3998 - info@heartandsoulfund.org - Visit Us on Facebook