During the COVID -19 pandemic, all programs were offered both virtually and in-person, when appropriate.
AFYA Foundation Yonkers, NY $25,000
Boxes for Life
Support for virtual and in-person work with clients with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic
to help them continue to build their skills that will hopefully lead to for future employment.
AHRC New York, NY $50,000
Vaccine Education Project
Support for outreach program aimed at vaccination resistant staff and clients in group homes and
America on Tech New York, NY $35,000
Internships and Alumni Relations Manager
Support for staff dedicated to procuring internships for students while maintaining strong relationships
with program graduates to help them in their careers.
Artists for Humanity Boston, MA $50,000
Arts Micro Enterprise Program
Support for a youth run micro-enterprise program for at-risk teens designed to develop business and
career skills as well as provide a commercial outlet for their talents.
Asperger's Association of New England Watertown, MA
Director of Children and Teen Services in MA $35,000
Support for director of program working with youth and families dealing with the challenges of Asperger’s
Family Support Services in NY $10,000
Support for staff working with youth and families dealing with the challenges of Asperger’s Syndrome.
Auditory Oral School of New York Brooklyn, NY $50,000
Support for deaf and hard of hearing children to attend camp to mitigate learning loss over the summer.
Backyard Sports White Plains, NY $ 3,750
Friday Night Teens Plus
Support for evening social programming for youth with disabilities.
Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC Oceanside, NY $45,000
The Ezra Center for Special Services
Support for expansion of virtual and in-person social and recreational programming for adults and
children with special needs.
Blythedale Children's Hospital Valhala, NY $50,000
Training for Parents and Caregivers of Chronically Ill Children
Support to ensure that parents and caregivers have the skills and confidence to care for their medically
fragile children once they leave the hospital.
Boston Casa Boston, MA Court Appointed Youth Advocates $25,000
Support program using volunteers who are appointed by the court to serve as ad litem guardians for
youth in foster care.
Disability Training for Volunteers $25,000
Support to increase the knowledge of volunteers working with youth with disabilities so that they
understand their challenges and become better advocates for them.
Boston Medical Center Boston, MA $50,000
Pediatric Assessment of Communication in Autism Clinic
Support for an educational advocate in the autism clinic to help low-income families receive appropriate
educational placement and services for their children.
Bottom Line Jamaica Plain, MA $25,000
College Access and Success Program in Boston
Support for college bound program that incorporates college guidance and up to six years of on campus
emotional, academic, and career guidance for inner city youth to college success.
Bottom Line Brooklyn, NY $35,000
College Access and Success Program in New York
Support for program that incorporates college guidance and up to six years of on campus emotional,
academic, and career guidance for inner city youth to assure college success.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester Dorchester, MA $70,000
Support for inclusion programming for youth with disabilities in club wide, after-school year programs.
Bridges from School to Work New York, NY $45,000
Transition Program for High School Students
Support for program that provides high school students with disabilities with work experiences that foster
success post high school whether in college, internships or on the job.
Brookview House Dorchester, MA $35,000
Above and Beyond Youth Development Programs
Support for year-round programs that provide customized academic, emotional and behavioral supports
for formerly homeless youth so that they stay in school and are productive both in school and out.
Cambridge Camping Association Cambridge, MA $15,000
Support for year-round program for youngsters 5-13 who have social, emotional and behavioral health
needs due to trauma or disability.
Camp Starfish Stow, MA $35,000 Support for general operating budget to offset the higher expenses incurred during COVID.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk Boston, MA $37,000
Family Advocacy Program
Support for program that assists children and their non-offending caregiver receive the services and
supports they need following incidences of family violence.
Citizens' Committee for Children New York, NY $10,000
Support for advocacy training for high school students.
City Parks Foundation New York, NY $10,000
Support for cultural programming in New York City and the outer boroughs.
COLAB Theater Group $15,000
Support for theater program for people of all ages with disabilities.
Commonpoint Queens Queens and Little Neck, NY
Butler Special Needs Center - Sam Field Y $80,000 Support for programs designed to enhance social skills and community inclusion opportunities for people
with disabilities focusing on programming for young adults ages 19-40.
CQY Butler Center - CQY $40,000
Support for social and recreation programming for youth with disabilities.
Scholarship Assistance - Sam Field Y $27,000 Scholarship assistance for children with disabilities attending after school, day camp, preschool programs.
Food Pantry $50,000
Support to increase food pantry personnel to assist with distribution.
Community Servings Jamaica Plains, MA $30,000
Support for home delivered, medically-designed nutritional meals for adults, children and families
affected by life-threatening illnesses.
Dancing Dreams Queens, NY $20,000
Support for ballet dance program for boys and girls ages 5-21 with significant physical/mobility challenges.
Doc Wayne Boston, MA
Chalk Talk $50,000
Support for sport-based group therapy program for youth with mental health challenges.
Champions Network Training in Boston $74,000
Support for trainings in Butler funded agencies in Boston to address mental health issues as a result
Champions Network - Administrative Coordinator $50,000
Support for infrastructure to assist with expansion of the Champions Network.
Educational Alliance – 14th Street Y New York, NY $25,000
Special Needs Programming at the 14th Street Y
Support for special needs recreational programming in lower Manhattan that increases socialization and
provides workshops for parents to help them understand their children’s educational,
social, recreational needs and identify appropriate supports for them.
Enroot Cambridge, MA $30,000
Mentoring Program for Immigrants
Support for mentoring program for immigrant students in Cambridge and Somerville that provides 1:1
tutoring, leadership development and civic engagement seminars and internship opportunities.
Feeding Westchester Elmsford, NY $25,000
Support for food distribution center in Westchester.
Harlem Education Activities Fund (HEAF) New York, NY
HEAF Continuum $50,000
Support for rigorous, year-round academic enrichment as well as social and cultural exposure and
leadership training for youth from middle school through college.
Hebrew Educational Society (HES) Brooklyn, NY $120,000
Special Needs Family Center - Coordinator of Special Needs Programs
Support for on-going programming and capacity building in preschool, after school, summer camp and
parenting programs for children with disabilities and their families.
Hebrew Free Loan New York, NY $20,000
Special Needs Program Coordinator
Support for infrastructure to increase the capacity of program focused on educational needs of youth
Helen Keller Services New York, NY $25,000
Support for summer camp scholarships for blind and visually impaired youth.
IncludeNYC New York, NY $40,000
Project Possibility Plus
Support for young adults with disabilities to increase their advocacy skills so that they can learn about
their options and successfully transition from high school to college to work.
Intrepid Sea and Air Museum New York, NY $35,000
All Access Maker Camp
Support for three one-week vacation camps for youth ages 8-13 on the Autism Spectrum.
JCC of Greater Boston Boston, MA
Camp Grossman $30,000
Support for scholarships and CIT Program for youth with disabilities.
Support for mental health services in light of increased need post COVID.
JCC of Manhattan New York, NY
Access Coordinator $40,000
Support for program to help families of people with disabilities understand their rights and learn how to
navigate the NYS and Federal governmental systems (Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, OPWDD and SSI) and
connect with the Medicaid Service Network and Coordinators so they can access services.
Assistive Technology $15,000
Support for a program that works with staff and people with disabilities to provide them with assistive
devices that will improve their quality of life and their ability to communicate.
ReelAbilities Film Festival $25,000
Support for film festival showcasing films by or about people with disabilities.
Support for adult siblings as they address the realities of becoming the next generation of caregivers
responsible for younger siblings with disabilities.
JCC of Mid-Westchester Scarsdale, NY $46,475
Support for CLASSP, a youth development and training program for high school students who work in
after-school and camp programs for youth with disabilities.
JCC of Staten Island Staten Island, NY $40,000
Director of Special Needs
Support for the leadership of programs for people challenged by learning, developmental and physical
Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst Bensonhurst, NY
Butler Special Needs Center $45,000
Support for summer camp and after-school educational enrichment, socialization and recreation
programs for people with disabilities.
Butler Center for Educational Advancement $75,000
Support for comprehensive educational services for Russian émigré families.
Jewish Museum New York, NY $25,000
Support for access programs for people with disabilities.
Kings Bay YM-YWHA Brooklyn, NY
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program $50,000
Support for programming addressing the unique health and communication challenges of people
who have physical disabilities.
Special Needs Coordinator $50,000
Support for full-time coordinator of the Special Needs Department.
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center Bronx, NY $35,000
CHANCES Respite Program
Support for after-school and weekend programming for people with disabilities.
Legal Outreach New York, NY $75,000
College Bound Program
Support for 4-year, after-school and summer program using law related subjects to build academic skills
and provide professional opportunities for low-income, urban high school students in New York.
Marion and Aaron Gural JCC Cedarhurst, NY $50,000
Support for individualized case management services and technology services to help vulnerable
individuals stay connected through virtual services during and post COVID.
Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) Newton Highlands, MA $35,000
Special Needs Child Services Coordinator
Support for Coordinator to increase adoption rates of children with disabilities who are in state run foster
care by identifying families who will adopt children with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Massachusetts Advocates for Children Boston, MA $50,000
Special Education Advocacy Program
Support for Spanish speaking lawyer to provide workshops and a HELP line for Latino families to help
them navigate the many systems that will provide the support services their children need.
Met Council New York, NY
Cash Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence $187,500
Support for emergency cash relief for victims of domestic violence.
Food Bank $25,000
Support for Kosher food vouchers for the food pantry.
Mid-Island Y JCC Plainview, NY
Adler Center for Special Needs $50,000
Support social worker and specialists for social, recreational and educational programs for youth
with special needs
Butler Service Coordination Program $95,000
Support to help families understand their rights and navigate the complex state and federal programs
available to people with disabilities such as Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, SSI, SSDI and connect them with
appropriate service delivery networks.
Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY $170,000
School Health Program
Support for infrastructure for the expansion of the School Health Program.
More Than Words Waltham, MA $50,000
Book Store and Café
Support for transitional employment program for youth 14-21 that focuses on entrepreneurship and
leadership opportunities through running an online and store front bookstore and café.
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center Bronx, NY
Family Choice Program $50,000
Support for families of middle and high school students to identify and explore educational options for both
neuro-typical and neuro-diverse students in the New York schools.
Caregivers and Special Needs Program $50,000
Support for social worker with expertise in special education options to work with older caregivers to help
them identify needs and solutions to caring for youth with special needs.
Mount Sinai Adolescent Clinic New York, NY $65,000
Support for a medical/legal partnership with Youth Represent providing an on-site legal advocate to
address the educational, social, legal issues of economically disadvantaged young people 10-24.
Museum of Modern Art New York, NY $10,000
Support for access programs for people with disabilities.
Natural Resources Defense Fund New York, NY $25,000
Climate Center Team
Support for environmental projects.
New Alternatives for Children (NAC) New York, NY $50,000
Support for day and residential camp experiences for children with disabilities.
New York Legal Assistance Group New York
Legal Health $50,000
Support for legal assistance for low-income patients and advocacy training for health-care
professionals in NYC hospitals.
Special Education Unit $50,000
Support for free legal services for low-income children with physical, developmental and
learning disabilities and their families to insure they receive the services to which they are entitled
Opportunity Network New York, NY $40,000
Support for an after-school and summer program that works with under-served high school students
from their sophomore year through college exploring careers, providing paid summer internships and
building networks that will lead to robust careers.
Publicolor New York, NY $75,000
Color Club, Next Steps, Next Steps Prep, Summer Design Studio
Support for a continuum of programs that address the educational and career needs of inner city
public school youth ages 13-21 using the power of color to revitalize their communities and the
expertise and passion of strong educators and mentors to help them explore future educational options.
Ramapo for Children New York, NY
College CLASSP $107,925
Support for program for college age students who earn 6 college credits, a stipend and work 250
hours in programs for people with disabilities in agencies throughout the 5 boroughs, Long Island
Ramapo Training $20,000
Support for community scan to determine the training needs of agencies serving people with disabilities
Rocking the Boat Bronx, NY
After School and Summer Youth Development Programs $50,000
Support for after-school and summer on-water and boat building programs
Shames JCC on the Hudson Tarrytown, NY $70,000
Director of Supportive Services
Support for new leadership to build innovative programs and services in Westchester for people of all ages
Shorefront YM-YWHA Brooklyn, NY $65,000 Family Autism Center
Support for social, recreational and educational services for people with autism and developmental
Silver Lining Mentoring Boston, MA $35,000
Earn and Learn Community Based Services
Support for long-term mentoring of youth ages 14-21 who are emerging from the foster care system.
Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center Commack, NY $40,000 Butler Special Needs Center
Support for after-school, vacation, camping, recreational and socialization programs for people with
special needs, ages 4-15.
Tech Kids Unlimited New York, NY $25,000
TKU Teens and T3 Digital Agency
Support for tech programs for youth ages 7-20 with disabilities such as ASD, Asperger’s, ADD/ADHD, OCD
and other learning and social/emotional challenges.
The Go Project New York, NY $35,000
Go Summer Go School
Support both summer and year-round programming for youth with and without IEPs who have been
identified by their schools in need of extra support to succeed.
The New Jewish Home New York, NY $150,000
Geriatric Career Development Program
Support for expansion of 4-year workforce development program for inner city students to introduce them
to career opportunities in the field of geriatrics and provide them with paid employment upon graduation
from high school and college.
The Wily Network Dedham, MA $25,000 Mentoring College Students in Foster Care
Support for 1:1 mentoring of college students to insure they complete college and develop a network of
UJA-Federation New York, NY $102,000
Support for summer camp scholarships for youth with disabilities.
University Settlement New York, NY $30,000
Support to expand programming for people with disabilities ion the Lower East Side.
Urban Arts Partnership New York, NY $25,000
School of Interactive Arts
Support for technology-based game design program that teaches both neuro-typical and
neuro-diverse students in Title 1 schools new skills designed to improve grades and give them a
strong grounding in computer science options that they often pursue in college.
Waypoint Newton, MA $35,000
Support for outdoor adventure program the inspires people with disabilities to go beyond what
they thought possible.
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights New York, NY $70,000
Special Needs Services
Support for year-round programming for children with special needs at the Y andat Camp Twelve Trails
in the summer.