Blue Ridge Foundation New York, New York, NY
The mission of the Blue Ridge Foundation New York is to help develop effective strategies for connecting people living in high poverty communities to the opportunities, resources, and support that they need to fulfill their full potential. We pursue our mission by engaging deeply with talented leaders to turn innovative ideas into sustainable, effective organizations and by working to facilitate connections among our network of grantees. Over time, we hope that our grantees demonstrate tangible ways that well-designed and well-executed strategies can positively impact children, families, and communities and move us closer to achieving equal opportunity in New York City and beyond.
While our mission is broader than education more than two-thirds of our grantees work with young people—most holding themselves explicitly accountable for their continued engagement and success in school. In selecting our portfolio we are deliberate to choose organizations that have the potential to collaborate; share lessons and build a community of entrepreneurship to support innovation.