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SNF celebrates Win’s efforts to provide shelter and more in NYC

May 08, 2024
All of us at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) were deeply honored to be recognized at Win’s recent 2024 Way to Win Gala and are immensely proud to support the New York City nonprofit’s work helping women and children rebuild their lives and break the cycle of homelessness.

Win is the city’s largest provider of family shelter and supportive housing, and SNF has partnered with the nonprofit several times since 2017.

SNF’s first grant to Win supported its Income Building Program. “I want to highlight how remarkable it is for Win to think of its mission as including a job readiness program,” said SNF Program Officer Luis Daniel Caridad in his remarks at the event. “It’s really key to their model: Win’s goal is not just providing shelter to families, but making sure that they have everything they need succeed—a Way to Win.”

Two subsequent grants supported Win in addressing the effects of broader crises in the city, first, early in the pandemic, then again when asylum-seekers began to arrive in the city in large numbers. By the time SNF got involved, said Caridad, “Win’s teams had already sprung into action: increasing their Spanish-speaking capacity by working with students; coordinating with legal organizations to provide clinics on asylum issues; making sure that new arrivals had access to culturally appropriate food.”

“This was the Way to Win in action again,” he said, “assessing needs, all needs, and quickly mobilizing quickly to meet them.”

SNF Programs Co-Director Casey Russo added, “We are grateful for partners like Win, which celebrated an incredible four decades of serving New Yorkers last year, whom we can trust and rely on to meet the needs of our community at any moment.”