Alongside twenty-five elite global nonprofits, Nazareth Housing has been awarded a pandemic relief grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). As Nazareth Housing continues to provide critical emergency services to the New York community, this pandemic relief grant will allow us to expand programs to reach more affected individuals and provide continuing emergency relief in two critical areas: food insecurity and housing.
As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact families across the five boroughs, weekly food pantry attendance has nearly doubled at Nazareth Housing compared to February attendance. With one-third of pantries having closed since the pandemic began, Nazareth’s ongoing support of community nutrition is needed now more than ever.
With over 40 million individuals filing for unemployment in the past three months, the need for housing stability support will be critical in the coming year. Families already teetering on the brink of housing instability prior to COVID-19 will be faced with unprecedented challenges. The support of SNF will enable Nazareth Housing to continue providing our expansive and effective Housing Stability Support Project (HSSP) that will keep families housed, avoiding homelessness altogether.
Of the $27.7 million distributed worldwide in this second round of funding, $755,000 will help nonprofit organizations in the New York City area meet emergency needs for food, mental health support, and other essential goods and services. Nazareth Housing shares this honor alongside familiar friends such as Henry Street Settlement, University Settlement, and New York Community Trust.
This is the second round of SNF’s global pandemic relief initiative and focuses on U.S. community response and healthcare in Europe and Africa. Round one included grants aimed at the worlds hardest hit areas and focused on mental health and front line health care staff.
Learn more about the rest of the round two grantees.
About the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports and social welfare. SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.
Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $3 billion through more than 4,600 grants to nonprofit organizations in 126 nations around the world.
See more at SNF.org