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BRINGING FOUNDATIONS TOGETHER
The Westchester Community Foundation brings donors and foundations together to address tough issues facing Westchester County. Some of these collaborations focus on sharing ideas; others are more structured, with governance and administration shaped to fit the collaborators’ needs. Some have a brief life addressing an immediate issue, while others last for decades.
Here are descriptions of our current Collaborative Funds.
Westchester Workforce Fund
Westchester Workforce Fund
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The Foundation and its partners are investing in innovative workforce programming that opens doors to jobs with a future. In 2015 the Foundation launched its workforce initiative with a clear goal: to support innovative programming that connects people to good jobs and helps Westchester’s business community find and develop the talent they need to succeed.

LONG ISLAND SOUND STEWARDSHIP
LONG ISLAND SOUND STEWARDSHIP
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To promote a sustainable Long Island Sound, the Sound Stewardship Fund provides an additional space for funders who care about the Long Island Sound to work together to make a positive impact on its ecological health; work in alignment with the federal Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan 2015; help nonprofits working to restore the health and living resources of the Sound achieve conservation outcomes in a more effective and collaborative way; and support capacity-building efforts that strengthen nonprofits working to protect the Sound. For more information visit www.lisfc.org.

New York State Census Equity Fund
New York State Census Equity Fund
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Established in 2018, the New York State Census Equity Fund is a joint effort of local, regional, national foundations, and individual donors to ensure that every resident in every county in New York State is counted in the 2020 Census. Generating a sufficient response from hard-to-count communities could mean the difference between New York State losing one congressional seat or two, not to mention billions of dollars in federal funds for vital community assets (i.e., schools, hospitals, etc.) and programs for vulnerable New Yorkers like Medicaid, Section 8, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Head Start, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, all of which are allocated based on census data.

PAST COLLABORATIVE FUNDS
PAST COLLABORATIVE FUNDS
  • One Region Fund coordinated efforts of funders in the tri-state region to invest in advocacy for transit improvements and grants to stimulate transit-centered development around commuter rail stations from 2006 to 2014.