Supporting advocacy and the protection of the right to political freedom, humane treatment, and free speech. The Foundation has a particular interest in protections from abuse of power as well as immigration and women’s rights.
The Community Mental Health Project
Columbia University and The New York Public Library have launched a public health initiative—in partnership with the National Black Leadership Commission on Health (Black Health)—to bring free education and resources to New York City residents who face lack of access and cultural barriers to behavioral health care. The Community Mental Health Project, supported by the Leon Levy Foundation, aims to reduce the distress and trauma in the city’s racially and ethnically diverse communities that have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.
THE CITY is an independent, nonprofit news outlet dedicated to hard-hitting reporting that serves the people of New York. The reporters pound the pavement in all five boroughs, working with New Yorkers to tell their stories and make their lives better. The City was created to listen, dig into concerns and deliver stories that drive the public conversation and set the agenda on key issues. At a time when the media has been upended by technological, economic and political shifts, The City reconnects people back to local news – and reconnects local news to getting action.
Human Rights First
HRF’s Refugee Representation Project provides direct representation, trains hundreds of pro bono attorneys from law firms, and connects clients to social service, medical, and psychological care providers while also pushing for fair and humane national asylum law and policies.
Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ reports on violations in repressive countries, conflict zones, and established democracies alike.
Immigrant Justice Corps
Immigrant Justice Corps is the country’s first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants including naturalization, deportation defense, and affirmative applications for asylum seekers, juveniles, and victims of crime, domestic violence and human trafficking.
Center for Reproductive Rights
The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right. The Foundation supports CRR’s U.S. Program, centered on litigation and advocacy to strengthen reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare across the 50 states. (Photo by Robert Winn)
Academic Engagement Network
AEN is an active organization of American college and university faculty opposing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, standing for academic freedom and freedom of expression, and supporting education and robust conversation about Israel on campuses.