General Information

TreesNY fruit trees planted by Brotherhood-Sister Sol youth

TreesNY fruit trees planted by Brotherhood-Sister Sol youth

The Levitt Foundation is an independent foundation incorporated in New York in 1949. The Foundation is interested in youth-powered food justice as it relates to children and youth living in the five boroughs of New York City.

Since 1996 the Levitt Foundation has awarded more than $12.6 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. Annual grantmaking is now approximately $800,000. Given the Foundation’s size and limited staff time, proposals are accepted by invitation only.

The Levitt Foundation strives to be a responsible grantmaker. This website is an effort to communicate its funding approach and activities to the general public, as well as to current and potential grantees. The Foundation is a member and supports the work of Philanthropy New York and Community Food Funders.