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Contributions & Funding

Surf Gardens
Photo Credit: James Shanks

Funding for the Foundation’s programs is received largely from federal, state and local government, with some contributions coming from the private sector. Acting as both a direct service agency and as a fiscal conduit, the Foundation has many years of experience in the fiscal management of large contracts from federal, state, local and private agencies in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is a 501(C)3 not-for-profit corporation. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. In addition, the Foundation receives Federal, New York State and New York City government funds as follows:

Case Management Program
Serves elderly residents of Manhattan Community Boards 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6, providing intake screening and assessment for EISEP home care, as well as information and referral and ongoing counseling services to persons age 60 and over who are ineligible for such services under governmental programs.
Funding Source: New York City Department for the Aging

Community Guardian Program
Provides financial guardianship and case management services for physically and mentally frail adults, city-wide.
Funding Source: New York City Human Resources Administration

Dyckman Senior Center
Serves 40 breakfasts and 85 lunches, provides recreation and socialization activities and case work services for over 700 elderly members located in Manhattan Community District #12
Funding Source: New York City Department for the Aging

Enriched Housing Program
Provides housing and supportive services for over 300 low income frail elderly over age 65, which helps them to remain independent in the community.
Licensed by NYS DSS
Funded by SSI Congregate Care Level III

Home Attendant Program
Serves a maximum of 1,200 New Yorkers who are eligible for Medicaid, EISEP or Medicare/Medicaid with home attendant services that include health-related personal care, housekeeping, shopping, cooking and medication monitoring as well as accompanying clients to medical appointments.
Funding Source: Managed Long-Term Care Plans, New York City Human Resources Administration and New York City Department for the Aging.

Home Repair & Safety Audit Programs
Offers free minor maintenance and repair services for low/moderate income elderly homeowners and renters living in all 5 boroughs age 60 and over. These elderly homeowners would be unable to repair their homes, without the assistance of this program. Home Repair staff also provide free home safety checks for elderly homeowners, helping them to identify and correct safety hazards in their homes.
Funding Source: New York City Department for the Aging

Home Sharing and Respite Care Programs
The Home Sharing Program matches persons living city-wide who have enough space to share living space with individuals in need of housing. One of the persons participating in the match must be 55 years or older. The Respite Care Program provides affordable short-term, in-home care by home attendants for frail elderly, over age 60 elderly, living City wide, who either require the assistance of others to manage at home or who live alone.
Funding Source: NY State Legislators’, NY City Council Members’ and Borough Presidents’ Discretionary Funds, through NY State Office for the Aging and NY City Department for the Aging as well as private contributions

Laguardia Senior Center
Serves 190 breakfasts and 180 lunches. Provides recreation and socialization activities and case work services for over 5,400 elderly members located in Manhattan Community District #12
Funding Source: New York City Department for the Aging

Mott Street Senior Center
Serves 105 breakfasts and 142 lunches. Provides recreation and socialization activities and case work services for over 4,500 elderly members located in Manhattan Community District #2
Funding Source: New York City Department for the Aging

NY Connects
Helps Manhattan residents of all ages, including those living with developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers, friends, neighbors and professionals seeking medical, non-medical and long-term care services to make informed choices about what services and supports are needed and then links them to available long-term services and supports.
Funding Source: New York State Office for the Aging

Project C.A.R.T.
Transportation Program Offers free door-to-door van and private car transportation services to and from medical appointments and senior citizen centers for low income frail elderly who are unable to use public transportation. Serves elderly residents in Manhattan Community Districts #1 – #8.
Funding Source: New York City Department for the Aging

Project S.T.E.P.
(Senior Theatre Enrichment) Offers free theatre tickets to top Broadway plays. Senior citizen groups of 25 seniors, from all 5 boroughs, are scheduled for Wednesday matinees, when tickets are available.
Funding Source: None Required

Alma Rangel Gardens
Provides 89 units of subsidized, low income housing for senior citizens. Located in the Harlem section of Manhattan, it offers social and recreational services. Forty of its apartments are designated for Enriched Housing tenants who require special assistance. Food service is provided for those in the Enriched Housing Program.
Funding Source: Rental income from tenants and HUD subsidy

Arthur B. Brown and William Brown Gardens
Provides 132 units of subsidized, low income housing for senior citizens. Located on E. 93rd Street, Brown Gardens offers social and recreational services. Thirty-nine of these apartments are designated for Enriched Housing tenants who require special assistance. Food service is also provided for those in the Enriched Housing Program.
Funding Source: Rental income from tenants and Section 8 subsidy

Clinton Gardens
Provides 100 units of subsidized, low income housing for senior citizens. Located at 404 West 54th Street, Manhattan, it offers social and recreational services. Thirty-four of its apartments are designated for Enriched Housing tenants who require special assistance. Food service is also provided for those in the Enriched Housing Program.
Funding Source: Rental income from tenants and Section 8 subsidy

Concourse Gardens
Provides 119 units of subsidized, low income housing for senior citizens. Located at Echo Place off the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, it offers social and recreational services.
Funding Source: Rental income from tenants and HUD subsidy

Cumberland Gardens
Provides 105 units of subsidized housing for low income senior citizens. Located at 425 Cumberland Street and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, it offers social and recreational services. Forty of its apartments are designated for Enriched Housing Program tenants who require special assistance. Food service is also provided for those in the Enriched Housing Program.
Funding Source: Rental income from tenants and HUD subsidy

1850 Second Avenue
Provides 48 units of subsidized, low income housing for senior citizens. Twenty-eight of the tenants are Enriched Housing Program residents who require special assistance. Food service is provided for those in the Enriched Housing Program.
Funding Source: Rental income from tenants and limited number of Section 8 vouchers

Ridge Street Gardens
Provides 100 units of subsidized, low income housing for senior citizens. Located at 80 Ridge Street between Ridge and Delancey Streets in Manhattan, it offers social and recreational services. Thirty of these apartments are designated for those in the Enriched Housing Program.
Funding Source: Rental income from tenants and Section 8 subsidy

River View Gardens
Provides 79 units of subsidized, low income housing for senior citizens. Located in the Hunters Point section of Queens, it offers social and recreational services. Twenty-five of its apartments are designated for Enriched Housing tenants who require special assistance. Food service is provided for those in the Enriched Housing Program.
Funding Source: rental income from tenants and Section 8 subsidy

George Daly House
Transitional housing and social rehabilitation service program for 88 homeless over age 45. Located at 269 East 4th Street, Manhattan.
Funding Source: NYC Department of Homeless Services

Surf Gardens
Provides 76 units of subsidized, low income housing for senior citizens. Located in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, it offers social and recreational services.
Funding Source: rental income from tenants and Section 8 subsidy