We build partnerships with local organizations to respond to urgent needs and improve the health of underserved communities
When COVID-19 began ravaging New York, it was clear that RTW Charitable Foundation could be of service to the city we call home. We selected our grantees due to impressive track records, deep ties to the communities and nimbleness in responding to the needs of those they serve. We’re honoured to support their work, on which many New Yorkers depend for their lives and livelihoods.
Locally-led development is critical for lasting impact in the community. One thing I love about our work at RTWCF is that we really focus our projects on community-led initiatives and shift the power to local leaders. Our partners know the challenges their communities are facing the best, making them best positioned to respond well.
We look for inspiring local community activators that are passionately serving the needs of their communities in new and creative ways. Their leadership drives our support to greater community impact.
COVID-19 relief impact
Pandemic recovery initiatives supported in New York City
Meals provided to families affected by the pandemic
Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine provided
Nursing staff salaries provided for 3 months
Low-income families provided with safe, improved affordable housing
Small businesses in Chinatown supported with grants to remain open in the face of COVID-19 and anti-Asian racism
Violence intervention staff members provided with counseling
Families provided with education support
Supporting our community
6th graders in East Harlem are learning about genetics through our partnership with BioEYES and Mount Sinai School of MedicineLearn more
Support for Ukraine
RTW donated $100,000 to Razom, an NYC-based Ukrainian-led non-profit sending medical supplies to hospitals and first responders in UkraineLearn more
We partner with local nonprofits, academic labs, and other institutions to create and amplify impact. Check out some of our recent case studies to see how our partners make an impact on society.