It’s officially the beginning of summer here at Funding in Reach. The kids are finished with school and now that New York City is easing COVID-19 restrictions we are ready to take advantage of things that we might have taken for granted in the past as New York City residents.
This summer, I plan to attend Shakespeare in the Park, visit Coney Island, hop on a Circle Line Tour Bus, and eat dinner at many local restaurants – too many to list. There’s something magical about going for an early run around The Jackie Onassis Reservoir in Central Park during summer’s hot, hazy mornings. I have always loved summer in the city, but now after being in lockdown from the pandemic, I appreciate it even more!
What are your plans this summer now that (thankfully) so many places are opening?
June is Pride Month
June is Pride Month and New York City is home to the largest pride parade in the United States. It’s also home to the Stonewall Inn, a National Historic Landmark in Greenwich Village and the site of the 1969 riots that launched the gay rights movement.
NYC is back! And after being closed for so long, I can’t think of a better way for the Big Apple to kick off it’s re-opening than with help from the annual NYC Pride March. NYCPride.org
So, as supporters of the LGBTQIA+ community and other marginalized communities, we are sharing some names of some foundations that offer their support, too.
Stonewall Community Foundation
Ms. Foundation for Women
The Andrew Goodman Foundation
Ben and Jerry’s Foundation
Robin Hood Foundation
Poise Foundation Racial Equity Grants