Ponce De Leon Foundation Announces 2023 Grant Awards

Bronx, New York, The Board of Directors of the Ponce De Leon Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded $426,000 to nonprofits that are making a difference in our communities. Since its inception in 2017, the Foundation has granted over $1.7 million in grants.

Madeline V. Marquez, Executive Director of the Ponce De Leon Foundation, stated “it is so gratifying to see our grants program reach an incredibly diverse range of organizations serving our community during this, our 5th year of giving.”

Carlos P. Naudon, President and Director of the Ponce De Leon Foundation, stated “we’re proud to support our non-profits as they provide hope and support for so many struggling under the impact of systemic injustices as well as COVID induced hardships.”

Steven A. Tsavaris, Chairman of the Ponce De Leon Foundation added, “it takes a village, and as we slowly emerge from the pandemic, we’re proud to see so many of the organizations we’ve supported not only survive these difficult times but actually thrive with the help of so many who share the values and mission of the Ponce De Leon Foundation.” 

Act Now Foundation, Inc.: $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Care Project.

Common Threads: $25,000 for the Cooking Skills and Nutrition Education for NYC Students and Families Program.

Community Options New York, Inc.: $25,000 for the Brooklyn Affordable Housing Preservation Program.

Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance Inc: $10,000 for the Elders Dance & Culture Program.

Educational Video Center: $25,000 for the Youth Media Arts and Credible Educators Program.

Family Life Academy Charter Schools, Inc.: $25,000 for the FLACS HS DreamYard Dance and Sports Club Program.

Fresh Youth Initiatives, Inc.: $20,000 for The Trauma and ACEs Education Project in Washington Heights Program.

India Home, Inc.: $20,000 for the 3D Care: Desi Dementia Daycare & Caregiver Support Services Program.

Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.:$25,000 for the Jumpstart in New York Program.

Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Inc.: $25,000 for the Kips Bay Performing Arts Programming with a Counseling Component Program.

Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service: $20,000 for the Expanding of Case Management Services program. 

Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn, CDC, Inc.: $25,000 for the Homeownership and Financial Literacy Program.

New Heights Youth, Inc.: $25,000 for the College Bound Program.

New York LGBT Network DBA LGBT Network: $15,000 for the Queens LGBT Anti-Bullying Program.

New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Inc.: $21,000 for the Financial Management and Loan Readiness Program for Small Businesses.  

Part of the Solution, Inc. (POTS): $10,000 for the ESOL Support Program.

Queens Public Library Foundation: $20,000 for the Incubadora de Pequeñas Empresas Program.

Save Latin America, Inc.: $20,000 for the Citizenship Education and Immigration Services Program.

South Bronx United: $25,000 for The SBU Academy and College Access Program.

The HOPE Program.: $20,000 for the Digital Literacy Training for Low-Income Jobseekers Program.

Theatre for a New Audience: $15,000 for the Theatre for a New Audience's 2022-2023 Arts in Education Programs. 

About the Ponce De Leon Foundation: The Ponce De Leon Foundation is a private 501(c)3 charitable corporation launched in 2017 with a generous gift of stock and cash from Ponce Bank.  As the bank has grown, so has the foundation, and when Ponce Bank became a fully public entity in January of 2022 additional funds were donated. Ponce De Leon Foundation’s mission remains, to improve the quality of life in the communities in which Ponce Bank maintains full-service branches. With these gifts, Ponce Bank made clear its commitment to continue its tradition of supporting the communities it serves. For further information on the Ponce De Leon Foundation, you can send an email to Grants@Poncedeleonfoundation.org. 

About Ponce Bank: Ponce Bank is a subsidiary of Ponce Financial Group, Inc., a NASDAQ company trading under the symbol PDLB. Ponce Bank is a federally chartered stock savings association headquartered in the Bronx, New York. The Bank’s business is conducted through the administrative office, 13 branch banking offices and 5 mortgage loan centers. The banking offices are located in the Bronx (4 branches), Manhattan (2 branches), Queens (3 branches), Brooklyn (3 branches), and Union City, New Jersey (1 branch). Mortgage centers are located in Queens, (Flushing, Jamaica and Astoria) Brooklyn (Marine Park), and Bergenfield, New Jersey. The primary market area currently consists of the New York City metropolitan area. www.poncebank.com

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