Program Areas

  • Arts Education: Grants that focus on the development of creativity in young people who are currently enrolled in New York City Public Schools. This includes classroom partnerships and after school programs.
  • Community Service and Civic Engagement: Grants that respond to increasing threats to our democracy arising from and reflecting our divided society and that help to develop an empowered and active citizenry across a range of issues. This includes but is not limited to funding for grassroots and community-based organizations in NYC, youth organizing, and for organizations providing technical assistance to movement-building and community-based organizations.
  • Palliative Care: The Kornfeld Foundation is the original funder and continues to support the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. For further information visit
  • ALS: The Kornfeld Foundation was the initial funder of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD. After 20 years of grants totaling $6,370,000, the Foundation has concluded its support. For further information visit