Grand Street Settlements
Annual Report 2023

Our Impact

Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023) was a landmark year for impact, advocacy, and partnerships at Grand St. Settlement.

Grand Street Settlement's
Annual Report 2023

Our Impact

Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023) was a landmark year for impact, advocacy, and partnerships at Grand St. Settlement.

Early Childhood served 841 children and their families.

85% of 4-year-olds met or exceeded developmental milestones for literacy before kindergarten, creating a foundation of learning.

Youth programs served 6,300
young people in grades K-12.

96% of STEM participants increased their technology proficiency, helping to close the learning gap.

Over 40K meals were served to older adults to fight food insecurity.

823 mental health counseling sessions for older adults were provided to fight mental illness and support mental wellness.

Food pantry provided over 20k food packages on the Lower East Side establishing a vital lifeline for our neighbors.


We're Relaunching

Fiscal Year 2023 closed out with the rededication of our Lower East Side Community Center located at 80 Pitt St.

After an $18 Million renovation, this state-of-the-art community center is the crown jewel of the Lower East Side. We will host Early Childhood, Youth, and Older Adult programs alongside Benefits Assistance and Food Distribution services.

We welcomed our community partners to provide new programming at our space.

Collaborating with:

Clovis Thorn, Robert Cordero, and Elsa Pereira  

Thank you to our former colleagues and champions of this project, Elsa Pereira and Clovis Thorn, for leaving a lasting impact on our community through this renovation. This renovation was made possible by a dedicated fundraising campaign and expert project oversight led by our outstanding Board of Directors.

Grand St. Settlement operates 37 sites providing vital programs and services throughout the Lower East Side and Brooklyn.


Robert Cordero

 Chief Executive Officer

Chair, New York Foundation;
Board Member,
United Neighborhood Houses

Thanh Bui

Chief Program Officer, Youth and Community Development

Coro Leadership Program,
City and State Responsible 100

Jenny Zambrano

Chief Financial Officer
Client Manager, BTQ,


Bindu Balan

Chief Development and Communications Officer

Coro Leadership Program


Chief Operating Officer

National Head Start Association
BOLD Game Changer Award, National Association of Social Workers,
Diamond Leaders Award

Maria DeJesus

Chief Talent Officer

City and State 50 over 50,
Columbia Business School Executive Leaders Program

Board Of
July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Ralph W. Rose


Mario Tufano

Vice President

Alberto Jimenez


Sylvia M. Montero


David M. Lee



Adam Angelowicz

Alan J. Brazil

Diana R. Breen

Andrew G. Celli, Jr.

Brett Dearing

Stephen Dedyo

Alexander Gardner

Scott Gewirtz

Tracie Golding-Gerson

Brian Gomez

Tameka Green

Jamal Halepota

Tamara Hubinsky

Bryan Koplin

Joyce Lee

Kenneth W. Liebman

Sumya Ojakli

Amy R. Pasquariello

Victor Rasuk

Tenille Pham Skelton

Jenna Shen

Nicholas Stein

Tint Tint Yap

Impactful Leadership

Throughout this past year, our Board of Directors has stepped forward to lead. Their impact is widespread, but here are a few examples of what they’ve been up to.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair Tameka Green (middle right) coordinated a volunteer day with her employer Chegg at Rutgers Community Center. This back-to-school event helped youth in Chinatown get excited for school with brand new backpacks and school supplies.
Board Chair Sylvia M. Montero finished her final year as Board Chair after championing programs like GrandLo Cafe, the creation of the Board of Directors Racial Equity Strategy Committee, and her generous support of the Second Century Capital Campaign to renovate 80 Pitt St.
Real Estate Committee Chair Tenille Pham Skelton guided us through uncharted waters to complete our renovation of the community center at 80 Pitt St. We could not have accomplished this without her.

Did you attend Taste of the Lower East Side this year? If so, you may have seen our JUMP! volunteers celebrating the end of another successful year.

JUMP! and Taste of the Lower East Side were founded by board members and, in fact, many current board members joined the Grand Street team through their involvement with JUMP! including our new Board President Bryan Koplin.

Bryan A. Koplin


13 years ago I started volunteering with Grand St. Settlement through JUMP!, a program focused on creating mentorships between young professionals and local youth. 

At the end of Fiscal Year 2023, I was elected as President of Grand Street’s Board of Directors. I’m thrilled to give back to an organization that I care so much about.

Thank you to our former board officers who steered Grand Street through the COVID-19 pandemic, rededication of 80 Pitt St., and successfully positioned us as a leader in the nonprofit sector of New York City.

In my term as president, I’m excited to focus on what brought me to Grand Street: the vital programs that have been changing lives since 1916.

The one ask I have for you during my tenure: stand with us in the fight for our communities.

Welcome our New Officers for
The Board of Directors

Ralph W. Rose


David M. Lee


Alberto Jimenez


Advocacy is a core tenet of the work we do to build power in our communities.

We’re standing up for #JustPay for human services workers.

We’re standing up for humane conditions for migrants arriving in New York City.

We’re standing up for public housing residents who deserve quality, well-maintained, and safe homes.

A Note from our CEO

This year has been incredibly challenging for me personally. I’m beyond thankful to our staff including our top-notch executive team, our Board of Directors, partners, and all of our community members for stepping up to continue our mission.

Because of you, Grand Street continues to be bold, grand, and inspired.

Robert Cordero

Statement of Activities

For 2023

Revenue Year over Year
Total Revenue
Government Grants & Contracts
| 84%
| 8%
private sources
| 8%
Endowment Transfer
| >1%
| >1%
| >1%
| >1%
Total Program Expenses
Early Childhood
| 53%
| 41%
| 5%
Individuals and Families
| >1%
total supporting expenses
management & general
Change in net assets
Net Assets - Beginning of Year
change in Net Assets

Statement of Financial Position

For 2023

Total Liabilities
account payable & other liabilities
Loans Payable
right of use asset
accrued payroll & related liabilities
Total Assets
property & equipment (net)
due from gov't. agencies
rights of use asset
contributions (receivable, net)
prepaid expenses & other assets
(limited as to use)
Total Net Assets
With Donor Restrictions
property & equipment (net)

Highly rated for financial transparency
and accountability

Thank you to the generous donors who made the renovation of our Lower East Side Community Center possible!

Toni H. & Kenneth W Liebman
Irene Ritter Foundation
Eha Foundation
The Mary Lincoln Bonnell Revocable Trust
Lynne & Harold Handler
Hope & John L Furth • Amy r. & Tony pasquariello • Scott & Laura Gewirtz • Alice Chin & willing chin ma Family • Brian & Deanna Gomez • amy Koplin • Gray Foundation • Joyce Lee & Brian Kim • The mary alice fortin foundation • tom & deban flexner • Brian & denna Gomes • David & yukari lee • stephen & gina dedyo • brett dearing • diana breen & michael ritter • alan & jennifer brazil • aleberto & mya jimenez
Katie & Nicholas Stein • Vikrant Contract & Builders, Inc. • Mario & Hayley Tufano • Daniel Rosenthal & Courtney Granville • Mary & John LaMattina • Alex & Linda Gardner • Clovis Thorn • Tamara Hubinsky & Adam Bremner • Tracie Golding-Gerson & Brian Gerson  • Elwood & Catherine Davis • Thomas Harney • Michael Nash • Robert & Glorisel Cordero • Duncan Niederauer • David Forti • The Sharyar Aziz Family • Randi & Stephen Goldberg • Tameka Green • Tenille & Travis Skelton • Sumya Ojakli & Alexandra Patron • The Angelowicz-Ennis Family • Victor Rasuk • Tint Tint Yap & Aurelio La Rotta • Jamal Halepota

Institutional Grants

Barker Welfare Foundation
Best Buy Foundation
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc.
Charles Hayden Foundation
Clark Foundation
Conscious Kids Foundation
Consolidated Edison Company
of New York
Dammann Fund, Inc.
Deutsche Bank
Frances L. & Edwin L. Cummings Memorial Fund
Gray Foundation
Heller Foundation, Inc.
Henry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc.
Lena Foundation
Lily Palmer Fry Memorial Trust
Lyft, Inc.
Martha Mertz Foundation
Mary Alice Fortin Foundation
Pinkerton Foundation
Robin Hood Foundation
Sunshine Foundation
United Neighborhood Houses
Venable Foundation, Inc.
Wells Fargo Foundation

Government Funders

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Administration
for Children & Families
U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development
NYS Department of Health
NYS Office for the Aging
NYS Office of Children & Family Services
NYC Department for the Aging
NYC Department of Education
NYC Department of Health and
Mental Hygiene
NYC Department of Youth
& Community Development
NYC Council
NY State Assembly
NY State Senate

Our generous Donors

Through generous donations from supporters like you,
Grand Street is able to provide the support and programs that our community has come to rely on.

($10,000 or more)

Amy and Tony Pasquariello
Andy and Ellen Celli
Appleman Foundation, Inc.
Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust
Cheryl and Blair Effron
Diana Breen and Michael Ritter
E.H.A. Foundation
Enterprise Community
Partners, Inc.
Irene Ritter Foundation
Jan Hatzius
Jeffrey Goldstein
Jenna and Jeffrey Shen
Jennifer Heller Wold
Jewish Communal Fund
John L. Furth
Katie and Nicholas Stein
Kenneth W. and Toni H. Liebman
Massey Knakal
Charitable Foundation
Matthijssen Business System
Paul Hastings LLP
Ralph W. Rose
and Anna Holmgren, MD
Robert J. Fraiman Jr.
and Melanie C. Harris
Signature Group, LLC
Sylvia M. Montero and O. Taylor
Tamara Hubinsky
and Adam Bremner
Tameka Green
Tint Tint Yap
Tracie Golding-Gerson
and Brian Gerson


Alexander and Linda Gardner
Alice Chin
Alicia Glen and Daniel Rayner
Argonaut Management
Services, Inc.
BNY Mellon
Brett Dearing
Bryan and Amy Koplin
BTQ Financial
Chris Dunn
and Leyla Vural
Candace King Weir
Constructomics, LLC
David Kramer
David M. Lee
Fairdinkum Consulting
Jodi Peikoff
KSS Architects LLP
Paul and Harriet Weissman
Family Foundation
Rexford Fund
Stephen and Gina Dedyo
Suhaly Bautista-Carolina
Vikrant Contracting & Builders, Inc.


Alan and Jennifer Brazil
Amalgamated Bank
Andrew and Leslie Blauner
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Clovis Thorn and Jason Styka
Daniel Rivera
Food Bank For New York City
Humana Inc.
Jamal Halepota
Jon P. May
Joyce Lee and Brian Kim
Kim Wagman
Mario and Hayley Tufano
Marrus Family Foundation
Morgan Stanley
NOLA Foundation
Promesa Foundation
Transcontinental Steel
UJA-Federation of New York
WB Wood
Wegman's Food Markets


Alan Poritz Charitable
Lead Annuity Trust
Alberto and Maya Jimenez
Allison Kotin
Amy Rose and Allen Weinberg
Brian and Barbara Barrett
Bryant Fields
Cary A. Koplin
Cassill Foundation Inc.
Colin Daring
Craig Berkeley
Dana Golding
David Forti
Dorie Paparo
Dr. Laura Ross and David Ross
Edgar M. Masinter
Educational Alliance Inc.
Eliza Sweren-Becker
Elwood B. Davis
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Gary Curry
Gary Ickowicz
J.P. Morgan Charitable Giving Fund
Jack Taylor and Kristalina Taylor
James O'Brien
Jeremy Polster
John Herrmann Jr.
John LaMattina
Jon Whelan
Jonathan Silvan
Kenneth Soto
Kristopher Carney
Leela Tudor
Lily Ye
Lucian Dickson
Marash Family Foundation
Margery Masinter
Matthew Anfuso
Mel S. Lavitt
Metzger-Price Fund, Inc.
Michael Zuppone
National Philanthropic Trust
Niraj Gupta
Paul and Alane McNulty
Peter and Roberta Hirsch
Richard Bruno
Richard, Ann, John &
James Solomon Families Foundation
Robert and Glorisel Cordero
Ruth Raisner
Scott and Laura Gewirtz
Shearman & Sterling LLP
SS&C Technologies - Matching Gifts Program
Stephanie and Nick Gardner
Steven Goldberg
Theodore Robb
Thomas Flexner
Travis and Tenille Skelton
UJA-Federation of New York
Victoria and Graham Reichelt
Vince Hudson


Aggressive Fire Protection LLC
Alex Okun
Aurelio La Rotta
Ayesha Williams
Barbara Block
Betsy Kramer
Chanel Elliott
Chun Jen Kang
Cindy Krupp
Coltrane Curtis
David Kuntz
David Leigh
Driscoll Foods
Douglas and Pam Apple
Edward A. Stiepleman
Emily Ades
Emily Steinman
Erica Coleman
Hennessey & Bienstock LLP
Ilana Levine
James Cary
Jeremy Koster and Julie Gardner-Koste
Jodi Della Femina Kim
Julie Appel
Julie Tay
Katherine DeFoyd
Katrena Perou
Kenneth Montgomery
Laura and Robert Glenn
Laura Yockey
Leroy Street Studio Architecture
Leslie Simon Myers
Lizbeth Neumark
Lydia Rabanal
Marc S. Gare
Marcy A. Sandler
Marcy Pharmacy
Marcy Sandler
Margot Levy
Mark R. Stein
Matthew Isaacson
MGE Unified Technologies Corporation
Michael Gamzon
Mitch Bonder
Molly MacPherson
Nancy and Jonathan Polster
Network for Good
Okwudiri Onyedum
Peter Chin
Philip Mancuso
Rich Smith
RJW Brokerage Inc
Robert T. Koroshetz
Sharon Kinsman Salmon
Stacy Blain
Sumya Ojakli
Thanh Bui
The Action Lab
Tim Sargen
Tylia Furgal
Victor A. Kovner
Victoria Paratore
Vincent Gruppuso Foundation Inc
Willing Chin-Ma


Ada Tolla
Alexander C. Ewing, Jr.
and Winnifred A. Senning Fund
Ali Wagenheim
Alicia Boone
Aliza Raffel
Allison Grover
Angela Folit
Anne-Marie Flatley
Art Chang
Brit Geiger
Bruce Ballard
Colin Edey
Connie Fishman and Jeffrey Fagan
Debbie Hooyer
Deborah Levitsky
Debra Inwald
Deville Auto Collision Inc.
Don Cox
Doreen Small
Douglas Schwarz
Emma Osore
Evy Gonzale
Fred Limeri
Fredrica Ford
Gerald Rhee
Gayle F. Robinson
Halia Evans
Harry Dedyo
Jamie Freedman
John A. Bellis
Johnny Nelson
Joi Swepson
Jonathan R. Insull
Joseph Labita
Joshua Naftalis
Karen Kozlowski
Katherine Rosenfeld
Kummer-Landau Giving Fund
Lai Kuen Lee
Lauren Samuel
Leighton Cameron
Lisa B. Schavrien
Lori-Ann Wynter
Maria C. DeJesus
Marvin Makofsky
Mary John Frank
Matt Shaw
Metin Sarci
Michael Petrina
Molly Penn
Nik Perkari
Norma Tan
Patrick Lespinasse
Rasu Jilani
Robyn Furman
Ryan Fisher
Sabrina Coughlin
Scott Bleuberthol
Stoddard A. Sennott
Susan Heilbron
and Andrew Goldman
Terrence Ginn
The Jean and
Henry Pollack Fund, Inc.
Todd Cabanban
Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Vivian Kelsey
Wayne Huang
Willie Wheat


Alyssa Burrowes
Andrew Silberstein
Arthur Sonnenblick
Ben Fishman
Carole Pittelman
Chymeka Olfonse
Colin Bobb-Semple
Eddie Bailey
Elmer Brown
Estralda Taylor
George Heitz
Gil Savir
Ines De la Nuez
Isabel Ching
J. Lyn Thomas
Jane Heaphy
Jeff Millen
Jennifer Brown
and Noelle Leonard
Jessica Xiao
Jodi Hecht
Joel Rosenthal
John Muller
Jose Urquijo
Josiah Santiago
JR Butler
Karen Hu
Karen Wong
Karla Silva Roldan
Katherine Subasic
Keith Timko
Laura Aziz
Lauren Santorso
Laurie Marcus
Laurie Rosenblatt
Lilia Toson
Lori B. Fineman
Martina Ladd
Melba Padilla
Mele Buice
Melony Castro
and Lili Berkowitz
Mike McGrath
Mitch Soiefer
Noemi Echevarria
Orlando Taylor
Patricia A. Austin
Patrick Howell
Patrick Ryan
Paula Resnick
Pedro Diaz
Rebeca Rodriguez
Terence Graves
The Benevity Community
Impact Fund
Trecarcia Yancey
Valerie Laedlein
Wendy Brandes
Yariv Katz
Yesenia Escalante

(Up to $149)

Aaron Gretzinger
Abbey Katz
Abby Levine
Alexa Fleet
Alexander Huaylinos
Alicia Lynch
Alicia Watkins
All American Bus Corp
Allen Kopelson
Amy Dawson
Amy Linden
Andrew Friedman
Andrew Wilson
Austin Cabanban
Austin Rivera
Bianca Azzara
Blanca Alexandra Casillas
Calder Zwicky
Candice Cutright
Carole Weiss
Cecilia Gardner
Charles Kaplan
Chenise Calhoun
Chiu Lee
Christopher Rand
Claudia Wu
Corwin Green
Damaris Sierra
Dan Oneglia
Daniel Halewicz
Darcy Meals
David and Robin Carlin
David Morse
David Rosenstrauch
Dexter Tudor
Doreece Dyer
Ebony Jones-Llopiz
Elaine R. Goldman
Elisaveta Marsova
Elsa Pereira
Eric Shiner
Erin Silvers
Evan Garfein
Frances Mattera
Frank Sommerfeld
Frantz Metellus
Gabe Val
Gaelle Charles
Genel Ambrose
George Janava
Gidelle Snead
Glenn Laurie
Hal Liebermann
Harry Noble
Harvey Epstein
Hilary Klein
Ian Beckford
Jack de la Parea
Jason Chmura
Jean Cooney
Jelani Linton
Jenna Ryan
Jennifer Adler
Jennifer Jones
Jesse Johnston
Jill Hamberg
Jill Lee
Joanne Kelvin
John Dougherty
and Elizabeth Dougherty
John Whitlow
Jonathan Salky
Julie Lim
Kelly Ortiz
Kent Heyman
Kevin Dorken
Kevin Wu
Kristina Rodriguez
Lacy Karl
Landi Horace
Laura Gewirtz
Lawanda Greene
Leigh Ryffel
Lesley Harman
Lewis Stein
Linda Rosenblatt
Linda S. Gross
Lisa Sigal
Lolly Bowean
Lynette Arthur
Mahasin Mu'min
Margaret A. Rafferty
Marika Holmgren
Maryam Parhizkar
Max Shulman
Maxine Cooper
Megan Baqui
Melissa Jaishwar
Melissa Krupski Downs
Michael Carrion
Michael Glennon
Michael Lianos
mTkalla Keaton
Nailah Sims
Naima Mohamed
Neal Klausner
Nicole Mosley
Pamela Council
Patrick McGlashan
Perla Delson
Peter Boehm
Peter Gardner
Philip Olick
Pilar Flynn
Raishon Lewis
Rebecca Shiah
Ricardo Faillace
Richard Lufrano
Richard Stern
Robert and Vicki Margolis
Robert Walmsley
Rocio Aranda-Alvarado
Roger W. Englander
Samantha Exantus
Samuel Rotter
Sara Dee
Sasha Spare
Scott Cotenoff
Shanna Sabio
Sharmelle Hunte
Shireen Dickson
Shirley Raps
Sophie Knowles
Spencer Freedmen and Sophia Conroy
Stephanie Borgovan
Stephen Karl
Summer Edell
Sydney and Jonathan Stern
Charitable Fund
Taylor Dow
Terrence Paulin
Terry Steiner
Tiffany Cheung
Tiffany Hsia
Tina Habib
Tyke O'Brien
Tyler Stewart
Virginia McEnerney
Vivian Cribb
Wally Buchband
Zachary Beim
Zoe Lence Calix