Neighborhoods First is a philanthropic collaborative formed in 2015 to support the engagement of New York City’s low-wealth, low-income communities in the planning processes that shape their futures – particularly in the rezonings through which the de Blasio administration will implement its ambitious affordable housing plan.

OUR FUNDERS

HOW WE WORK

Neighborhoods First is co-chaired by Jerry Maldonado, Senior Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, and John Kimble, Vice President, Philanthropic Initiatives at Deutsche Bank. Members participate in grantmaking decisions under an agreement with the New York Foundation, which serves as NFF’s fiscal agent. NFF members also meet regularly with key field partners including grantees, policy leaders, City agency staff, and elected officials.

JOIN US

If you are a funder and would like information about joining NFF, please contact Neighborhoods First’s Program Director Joan Byron by clicking here.