(NEW YORK, NY) — The New York Building Foundation (NYBF), the charitable arm of the New York Building Congress, awarded $80,000 in grants to programs during their spring 2018 submission cycle.
This year, the New York Building Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary promoting the well-being of the building industry and wider New York City community, according to a press release. To fulfill its mission, the Building Foundation issues grants to non-profit organizations involved with the advancement of the design, construction and real estate industry.
One of the recipients was Urban Upbound, which provides job training and certification services to public housing residents and other low-income New Yorkers to facilitate their entry into the construction sector in New York City through their Employment Services program.
“With this latest round of grants, the Building Foundation continues its focus on helping to build a diverse pipeline of talent and attracting new groups to opportunities in the construction industry,” read a statement by New York Building Foundation President Carlo A. Scissura, who also serves as the President & CEO of the New York Building Congress.
“The Building Foundation is honored to support the terrific work of our grant awardees,” said Jonathan Resnick, Chairman of the New York Building Foundation, in a statement. “These grants will help expand our workforce, create solid building blocks for New York’s next generation of workers and ensure the long-term growth and health of the industry for decades to come.”
The Foundation accepts grant applications twice during each calendar year. The spring 2018 period ran from March 1 through May 31 and the fall period will run from August 1 through October 31.