RXR Realty, a leading real estate owner, operator, and developer in the New York Tri-State area, has announced that the RXR Building Community Fund at the Westchester Community Foundation ("The Fund") is now accepting applications for grants of up to $50,000 to enrich the lives of young people in the City of New Rochelle.
Capitalized with a seed contribution of $225,000 from RXR, the fund will provide grants to innovative and meaningful programs and facilities that address issues in the areas of youth enrichment; workforce development; economic development; parks, recreation, and wellness; environment and sustainability; and public safety.
The fund will be guided and advised by an advisory council comprised of stakeholders in the New Rochelle community, including Lisa Burton (My Brother’s Keeper – New Rochelle), Stephanie Tomei (New Rochelle Council of Community Services), Ariel Alarcon, Esq. (Immigration Law Practitioner and co-chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee of Immigrant Affairs), Rev. Dr. David Holder (New York Covenant Church), David Dimond (Monroe College), New Rochelle mayor Noam Bramson (Ex Officio Member), and New Rochelle city manager Charles B. Strome III (Ex Officio Member).
Tax-exempt organizations serving New Rochelle youth can apply for grants of no less than $2,500 and no more than $50,000. Grants are for a period of one year, and preference will be given to innovative programs that enhance the skills, abilities, talents, and resources of New Rochelle’s young people and incorporate youth voices in the program design and/or implementation.
For the complete RFP and a downloadable application form, see the Westchester Community Foundation website.