The John A. Reisenbach Foundation has worked “For a Better and Safer New York” since 1991.

Through grants and strategic partnerships, we address systemic problems like unequal access to education and job training that keep individuals vulnerable. We strive every day to support safety, security, and a high quality of life for all New Yorkers.

JAR by the Numbers

We reach more than 250,000 New Yorkers annually across our program pillars of Youth and Education; Housing and Community; Justice and Safety; and Pandemic Relief.


formerly incarcerated individuals who received support for counseling and family reunification


hospital workers who received essential meals and supplies


homeless youth who received an array of case management services

...among many others.

We fund New York-based organizations that impact our most vulnerable communities, including youth in underserved schools, experiencing homelessness, LGBTQIA+, children in foster care, first-generation college students, single mothers, previously incarcerated individuals, adults living with mental health issues, survivors of domestic violence, victims of violent crimes, and more. We help New Yorkers obtain and maintain jobs, earn a quality education, have a safe place to live, learn financial literacy, prevent recidivism, and so much more. We have been embedded in the New York City community for 30 years and counting, evolving to meet changing safety and quality of life needs of everyday New Yorkers.

Make a difference

Your contribution will make an incredible impact on the city's most vulnerable residents.

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:


and Producing Sponsors: