News

The Illumination Fund considers media and communications as an important way to amplify the work of its grantees and to share program models. Some recent press coverage and program news can be found below.

Our partners at Philanthropy NY have done an excellent job compiling resources and information on current rebuilding and recovery efforts. There is still much to be done in Sandy’s aftermath, so this holiday season, take a few minutes to review the information on their website and decide…

Company, a Hamilton Heights-based catering company, uses NYC Green Carts as an essential piece of their procurement process. More than 70% of their recipes contain something that would be found on a Green Cart, and whenever possible, they source these items from nearby vendors, such as the…

When I first started my internship at the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, I hoped to learn more about giving. In hindsight, I realized I had made a grave assumption that giving was just the giving of money. Maybe it stemmed from my experience on…

After six months of studying the complexities of Brazilian culture and politics, Illumination Fund grantee Brotherhood/Sister Sol travelled from Harlem to Brazil with members of its International Study Program for four weeks. In addition to enjoying Brazil’s institutions and natural beauty, these talented students studied Afro-Brazilian history…

On August 23, 2012, Fabiola Galindo of NY1 Noticias New York interviewed Green Cart vendor Domingo Jose, WHEDco Director of Community Development Kerry McLean, and Illumination Fund President Laurie M. Tisch near Domingo’s cart in the Bronx. The transcript of the segment that aired is…

Illumination Fund grantee Echoing Green continues to empower game-changing individuals through their new Fellowship class. The 36 visionaries comprising the 2012 class are both traditional Echoing Green Fellows and an inaugural group of Black Male Acheivement Fellows. The Fellows are leaders across the areas of civil and…

Philanthropy, literally “a love of humankind,” is about giving for the benefit of others. Do women have a unique capacity for philanthropic action? Do they practice philanthropy differently than men? Certainly, the majority of women lacked the economic power for philanthropy until relatively recently. But…

Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab announced that LegalHealth, a division of New York Legal Assistance Group, and Mark Hannay, Executive Director of Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign, are the recipients of the second annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize. The prize, which was…

Fox Business discussed The Apple Pushers in the context of the American Dream. Read Nancy Colasurdo’s article here. Fatima Shama, Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, discusses The Apple Pushers on a PIX 11 News interview. Watch it here. The New York Times discusses Green Carts, Healthy Bodegas, Health Bucks, and other interventions in…