The Daphne Foundation invests in organizations that empower community residents directly affected by poverty, violence, and  discrimination to develop solutions that result in a more equitable, fair, and peaceful New York City.

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Daphne Foundation grantee partners are dedicated to building community leadership by engaging residents in developing solutions to solve local problems, thus enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Please consider visiting their organizational websites and offering your support.


Black Women’s Blueprint (BWB) offers a mobile service with the SISTAS van, Veggie van, and a mobile clinic coming soon. The mobile service aims to provide New York communities access to food, holistic healing, and reproductive health. The SISTAS van offers mental and overall health services for those who have experienced sexual assault or trauma. It’s stationed at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush Avenue and offers weekly programs in Brooklyn.

“There are people who are walking in the street who need water, who need services, who need to be looked in the eye and say you are important and you matter,” said Dailisha Rodriguez, co-board chair of the Black Women’s Blueprint.

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) and community groups in New York are advocating for passing the “How Many Stops Act,” a police transparency legislation. CPR developed the bill in March 2023 to improve communication between the police and community safety. The proposed legislation would mandate NYPD officers to document all investigative encounters, street stops, and searches conducted on and to New Yorkers. ve