Our Funders

The  Center’s work would not be possible without the generous support of our funders. Learn more about our funders by clicking the tiles below.

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The Altman Foundation

The Altman Foundation has provided critical funding to the Center since 2008, supporting programs like Escalations and MAP.

The Altman Foundation’s mission is to support programs and institutions that enrich the quality of life in New York City, with a particular focus on initiatives that help individuals, families, and communities benefit from the services and opportunities that will enable them to achieve their full potential.

The Altman Foundation Website

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American Red Cross

To learn more about the American Red Cross and their response to Hurricane Sandy, visit their website.

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Bank of America

Bank of America has been a partner and funder of the Center since 2008.  Bank of America has provided both foundation funding for our core foreclosure prevention programs and also helped developed a unique partnership between housing counselors and Bank of America’s Brooklyn Customer Assistance Center, which has improved homeowner outcomes and experiences navigating foreclosure.  Additionally, Bank of America provides the Center’s network with access to senior level staff for problem file resolution through the Center’s Escalations Program.

The Bank of America Global Impact Website

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Capital One

Capital One has provided funding support for the Center’s foreclosure prevention activities since 2008 as well as critical support for our Hurricane Sasndy recovery services and our Housing Mobility Pilot.

Capital One Bank in New York and New Jersey partners with various community and nonprofit organizations to make a positive impact on the lives of local individuals, families and businesses. ng financial education, home ownership and small business management learning

The Capital One Community Involvement Website

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Citi Foundation

The Citi Foundation has funded the Center since 2008 and is a key partner in strategizing for and supporting innovative approaches to stabilizing homeowners.

The Citi Foundation supports the economic empowerment and financial inclusion of low-to-moderate income people in communities where Citi operates.  We work collaboratively with a range of partners to design and test financial inclusion innovations with potential to achieve scale and support leadership and knowledge building activities. Through a “More than Philanthropy approach, we put the strength of Citi’s business resources and people to work to enhance our philanthropic investments and help improve communities.

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Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank has provided funding to the Center since 2008 for critical programming, outreach, and administrative costs.

Deutsche Bank’s commitment to communities in the Americas is grounded in a long-standing tradition of social responsibility. CR Americas leverages its passionate, agile-minded thought leadership to customize innovative strategies that address the changing needs of the underserved during these challenging times. Its program of loans, investments and philanthropic grants is designed to encourage sustainable community development, promote wider access to quality education, and provide steadfast support for the arts as a means of enriching the areas where the Bank does business.

The Deutsche Bank Corporate Social Responsibility Website

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Durst Family Foundation

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Enterprise Community Partners

Enterprise Community Partners became a funding partners for the Center following Hurricane Sandy in late 2012.  This critical funding for housing counseling and legal services made it possible for affected homeowners to get help navigating FEMA, insurance claims, and repair issues.

For more than 30 years, Enterprise has introduced solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations and other partners that share our vision that one day, every person will have an affordable home in a vibrant community, filled with promise and the opportunity for a good life.

 

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Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae has been a funder of the Center since 2008, contributing to our core areas of foreclosure prevention as well as to our Housing Mobility Program.

Fannie Mae’s Community Investment and Engagement business is responsible for implementing and managing the company’s corporate giving, employee volunteerism, and homelessness initiatives.

In an environment of declining resources and increasing demand, Fannie Mae’s community investment and engagement activities continue to be an important resource for partners who are committed to addressing the nation’s housing challenges.

The Fannie Mae Community Investment and Engagement Website

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Freddie Mac

The generous support of Freddie Mac has helped the Center in foreclosure prevention since our start in 2008.  More recently, Freddie Mac provided a contribution toward our efforts to help victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York City.  Their ongoing expertise and partnership have made much of the Center’s progress possible as we aim to stop foreclosure in New York.

 

The Freddie Mac Website

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Goldman Sachs Gives

Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group began investing in the Center in 2008 for general services and program costs and their leadership has played an integral role in Center strategy and planning.

When Hurricane Sandy struck in October 2012, the Center worked with Goldman Sachs Gives to launch the Neighborhood Recovery Fund, an emergency grant and loan program for victims of Sandy that immediately deployed critical gap funding where it was needed most.

The Goldman Sachs Gives Website

 

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JP Morgan Chase

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M&T Bank

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The Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC partnered with the Center in 2013 when it became apparent that victims of Hurricane Sandy would need housing counseling and legal services in order to navigate FEMA, insurance, repairs, and other processes associated with rebuilding.  This funding made it possible for our network to expand their offering of services in the hardest-hit neighborhoods of New York City.

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC Website

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Mizuho USA Foundation

The Mizuho USA Foundation has been funding the Center since 2008 for general foreclosure prevention services. In 2012, Mizuho provided funding to the Center to launch the Housing Mobility Program, a unique program through which homeowners pursuing non-retention options following mortgage distress are able to find and keep more affordable housing.The charitable foundation of Japan’s Mizuho Bank, the Mizuho USA Foundation provides program grants to not–for–profit charitable organizations to support community development programs that contribute to the strength and vitality of urban neighborhoods and address critical needs such as affordable housing, economic development and workforce development. The Foundation’s primary geographic focus is New York City.

 

The Mizuho USA Foundation Website

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NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America is one of the country’s preeminent leaders in affordable housing and community development. They work to create opportunities for lower-income people to live in affordable homes in safe, sustainable neighborhoods that are healthy places for families to grow.

NeighborWorks delivers many of its community-focused programs and services through the national NeighborWorks network – 235 independent, community-based nonprofit organizations serving more than 4,500 communities nationwide. More than one-third of these organizations serve rural communities. Together with its national and local partners, NeighborWorks provides grants, programmatic support, training and technical assistance to its national network.

The NeighborWorks Website

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New York City Council

The leadership of the New York City Council played an instrumental role in the Center’s founding, and their support has been critical in allowing us to continue to provide foreclosure prevention and homeowner support services throughout the city.  The Center partners with the Council and other elected officials in reaching out to homeowners in the neighborhoods hardest hit by foreclosure.

The New York City Council Website

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The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development has been an integral partner and funder of the Center from it’s inception. The staff and leadership at HPD has provided guidance, analysis and partnership in helping address home ownership issues in NYC.  HPD’s innovation and investment led to the launch of the Mortgage Assistance Program, and HPD has been one of our most valued partners and resources.

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Website

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New York Community Bank

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The New York Community Trust

Providing funding for the Center since 2008, the New York Community Trust has provided critical funding for the operation of the Foreclosure Prevention Hotline, foreclosure data analysis, and in 2013, NYCT provided funding to help the Center launch their newly redesigned website.

The New York Community Trust Website

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The New York State Office of the Attorney General

The New York State Attorney General’s Office has been instrumental in providing statewide for housing counseling and legal services across New York State.  in addition to making it possible for us to make the Foreclosure Prevention Hotline available statewide.  Through the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP),  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has distributed millions in funding that goes directly to services for New York homeowners at risk of foreclosure.  The Center serves as the Anchor Partner in New York City for HOPP and provides escalations and hotline referrals to HOPP grantees statewide.

The Homeowner Protection Program Website

The New York State Office of the Attorney General Website

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The New York Women’s Foundation

The New York Women’s Foundation has funded programs like Wildcat and FedCap in which the Center was involved where  women were trained for employment, mostly in non traditional roles and are provided with financial training.  The foundation also employ homeless and/or unemployed women to distribute information and help with the clean up in areas hard hit by foreclosure and Sandy.

The New York Women’s Foundation

 

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Ocwen

Ocwen has supported the Center’s foreclosure prevention services since 2011 on  and partners in the Center’s Escalations Program which connects housing counselors more directly to servicers when seeking work-outs for their clients.

Ocwen is widely recognized in industry and community advocacy group circles as a leader in foreclosure prevention, collaborating with community groups and grass roots organizations. Ocwen works closely with such organizations as The National Fair Housing Alliance; the National Training and Information Center; Project to End Predatory & Deceptive Real Estate Practices at the Community Law Center; the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group; and the National Association of Neighborhoods.

Ocwen’s Community Support Website

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The Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations has been an essential funding partner, providing the Center with cornerstone commitments that have helped serve thousands of homeowners and garner additional public and private support.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

The Open Society Foundations Website

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The Robin Hood Foundation

The Robin Hood Foundation has partnered with the Center in funding foreclosure prevention services since 2008.  In addition, the Robin Hood Relief Fund provided funding to the Neighborhood Recovery Fund at a crucial point once the initial grant funding was exhausted, helping hundreds of low income homeowners recover from the financial impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

Robin Hood finds,  funds and partners with programs that have proven they are an effective remedy to poverty and are a consistent force for good in the lives of New Yorkers in need. We employ a rigorous system of metrics and third-party evaluation to ensure grantee accountability. The board pays all administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of donations goes directly to helping New Yorkers in need build better lives. We work closely with our grantees to make them more effective, enabling them to assist even more people.

The Robin Hood Foundation Website

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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Rockefeller Philanthropy’s mission is to help donors create thoughtful, effective philanthropy throughout the world. Philanthropy is RPA’s sole purpose—and only service. Individuals, families, charitable trusts, foundations and donor collaboratives worldwide rely on RPA to develop, manage and monitor their philanthropy. We have advised on and managed more than $3 billion in giving in more than 60 countries, covering every major issue area.  The  Durst Family Foundation is administered by RPA and is the source of the funding that has provided assistance with our Loan Scam Prevention work that helps homeowners afford costly and illegitimate mortgage scams that claim will help protect their homes from foreclosure.

The Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Website

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Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation

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The State Bank of India

The State Bank of India has provided funding for the “Rise Up, Stay Put” events that the Center hosted for homeowners in mortgage distress throughout the city. Funding from the State Bank of India also helped support our Mentoring program which matches expert counselors to junior ones so that newer counselors can learn best practices in real-time and with real cases.

The State Bank of India Website

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Union Bank

Union Bank, headquartered in California, showed remarkable solidarity for New York homeowners impacted by Sandy in providing one of the first grants to support the Center’s  recovery work in 2012.  Union Bank’s contribution supported housing counseling and legal services for homeowners affected by the storm.

Union Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility Website

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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo became a funder of the Center in 2010, contributing critical funds to our foreclosure prevention activities in New York City. Wells Fargo is also a participant in the Escalations Program that makes it easier for housing counselors to contact mortgage lenders while seeking mortgage modifications and other work-outs for their clients.