April 28, 2016 under Image Gallery

2016 Program Grant Awards

On Thursday, April 21st, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) hosted its annual Program Awards Breakfast. We were proud to award six of our member agencies a total of $120,000 in funding to support direct service projects designed to address identifiable community needs and emerging social service issues.


FPWA CEO Jennifer Jones Austin opened the ceremony by relaying the clear importance of aligning forces to move beyond the idea of just working to reduce poverty to also seeking new ways to promote upward mobility. The award recipients included Asian Americans for Equality, Edwin Gould, Exodus Transitional Community, Inc., New Alternatives for Children, Inc., New York Asian Women’s Center, Inc. and second-time award winner New York Therapeutic Communities, Inc.

“This empowers us so we can empower youth to achieve their dreams,” said Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families CEO Keith Little.

Each member agency received $20,000 in critical funding to kick-off their year-long programs and directly benefit disadvantaged individuals and families across New York City in a new capacity. Recipients connected over real potentials for collaborative synergy over breakfast. Collaboration is a key component to doubling their reach, resources and their ability to provide adequate educational support for their constituents striving to gain upward mobility.

“This grant is so vital for us,” New York Therapeutic Communities, Inc. Director of Finance Eugene Rose expressed. “FPWA’s mission is our mission. Serving people is what we do.”

FPWA is pleased to be a resource for local nonprofits seeking to increase the long-term impact they have on the lives of the people that they touch every day.  We thank our award recipients so much for their innovative and insightful work!


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