Our Programs

Amplify Your Impact Prize

The Amplify Your Impact Prize is an initiative of the John A. Reisenbach Foundation that provides high-potential new programs in New York City with:

  • A one-year package of media consultations, workshops, and connections
  • A one-time cash award to be used for general operating activities during the prize year

This is a unique opportunity for exceptional new programs to accelerate their growth by connecting with a wide range of partners, funders, beneficiaries, and supporters.

Context: The Reisenbach Foundation is rooted in the media and advertising industries, so we are uniquely positioned to bring nonprofits, media, and advertising experts together. Our board members include executives at companies like Facebook, DigitasLBI, BET, NBC, CBS, UniversalMcCann, and Penske Media.

Eligibility: All organizations applying to this accelerator program will be required to be 501c3 nonprofits. Eligible programs must be in the first few years (1-5) of operating. The nonprofit must have a CEO, Executive Director or commited staffer that can attend all workshops. Nonprofits applying must serve beneficiaries in the greater New York City area and mission must fit into one of the three John A. Reisenbach Foundation pillars: Youth & Education, Neighborhoods, Criminal Justice.

2019-2020 Prize Winners

Guns Down, Inc:

A community development organization whose mission is to break the cycle of violence, crime, and incarceration. Its Conflict Resolution & Strategies Program addresses the lack of conflict resolution skills that cause petty disagreements to erupt into violence in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Harlem Girls Cheer:

Seeks to empower the next generation of female leaders using the platform of competitive cheer to enhance the lives of girls and young women in the communities of Harlem and the Bronx. The program addresses the need for girls to engage in physical activity in an environment that provides encouragement and nurture, but also demands hard work, leadership, and teamwork.

John A. Reisenbach Forum for a Safer New York City

The JAR Forum for a Safer New York City sparks dialog and change by convening community leaders, city government officials, nonprofit staff, academics, and other stakeholders to discuss critical issues of safety and wellbeing in New York City. Events are ticketed but free to attend and designed for practitioners in relevant fields, community leaders, and others in a position to effect change. All forums are open to the public with tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. Past forums have focused on gun violence in NYC neighborhoods, community policing, the opioid epidemic, and homelessness. Check out the Events page for information on upcoming forums.

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