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2022 Finalists' Wish Lists 

At Impact 100 NYC, impact is at the heart of all we do, extending well beyond the actual grants as we connect philanthropic women to many worthy causes with the aim that they can actively support them and get involved.

If you would like to further support our 2022 grant finalists, you can find their wish lists below.  For further details, please reach out to the organization directly.

 At NY Sun Works, we believe a more sustainable tomorrow starts in the classroom today. Through the hydroponic farm-classrooms we build in city schools, along with our Discovering Sustainability Science K–12th grade curriculum, we provide a year-round, hands-on, and project-based sustainability science education through the lens of urban farming. We are dedicated to bringing inclusive, high-quality education to the communities where it’s most needed and envision a generation of environmental innovators, empowered to create solutions to 21st-century global resource challenges. We’re currently partnered with 190 schools, including 53 high schools, and will grow to 250 schools by the end of 2022, including a total of 73 high schools. 

To sign up for the Newsletter, click here ; Follow on Instagram or Facebook or Twitter @ nysunworks

In- Kind Items:
  • 10 Apple iPads with internet connectivity for our field-based Greenhouse Support Team (GST).= $549 each.  Our GST, who install and maintain our hydroponic classrooms, move among several schools each day and this technology enables them to enter real-time metrics on the status of the hydroponic classrooms, including crop growth, supply needs, and other updates. 
  • 10 drills and chargers for installation of hydroponic systems = $203.36 each
  • 2 Grow Tents to support indoor growing systems= $599 each 
  • 4 seedling carts  . We use the seedling carts in the hydroponic classrooms for starting seeds, and also in our training center for our team to test crop growing methods= $899 each

Shipping information: 

NY Sunworks ℅ Dave Hazan

630 Flushing Avenue, Mailbox #77

Brooklyn, NY 11206 

Sponsorship Opportunity:

Dinner for our 25-member team for team-building and to celebrate a successful 2021-22 school year - Contact Elana Mass, Snr Development Manager at

Volunteer opportunities:

  • We need volunteers to help grow our visibility on social media. Please follow, like, and share our posts @nysunworks for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Harvest support in hydroponic classrooms (Covid regulations permitting)
  • Office support during event and appeal times  

 If you are interested in donating or have questions, please contact Elana Mass,

Through our portfolio of nature-based programs (including summer camp, afterschool, school holiday programs, and leadership programs), Trail Blazers helps young people to learn, grow, and thrive. Our time-tested and research-based programs integrate social-emotional development with environmental stewardship to help youth step into the world equipped with essential skills and values proven to help them thrive and succeed including initiative, follow-through, resilience, problem-solving, academic self-efficacy, critical thinking, empathy, conflict-resolution, collaboration, citizenship, leadership, and STEM environmental science knowledge, stewardship attitudes, and outdoor skills.

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In-Kind Items needed:

  •  Chromebooks
  • (10) Apple Tablets  one per site 
  • (10) Camping Tents = $379 each
  • (10) Walkie-Talkies sets = $109 each
  • Gardening supplies (especially for small children) - gloves, tools, soil, seed-starters
  •  First Aid Kits

Shipping information:

Tiffany Caton, Dir. Development & Communications

Trail Blazers, 394 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Phone: 212-529-5113

Volunteer opportunities:

Board Membership

● Junior Board Membership (perfect for young professionals!)

● Operation Muscle 2023 (annual roll-up our sleeves event)

● Holiday Cheer 2022 (Toy drive event)

● Career mentors for program participants

● Marketing support

 If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact  Tiffany Caton at


Futures and Options empowers New York City’s youth, particularly youth of color and students from historically underrepresented communities, to acquire transferable professional skills, pursue higher education, and successfully compete in a global 21st century economy. We collaborate with employers to provide transformative career development opportunities to young people, enabling them to succeed in college and inspiring them to pursue meaningful careers. 

Organizational Updates: Please stay updated on Futures and Options’ work by signing up for our newsletter on our website.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @futuresandoptions, Twitter @FAONYC and LinkedIn

In-Kind Items: Meeting space – Futures and Options provides career development trainings to groups of 25-30 youth. We appreciate when a supporter lets us use a large meeting room in their office or shared space to host a two-hour training. This also serves as an opportunity for our students to learn about a new neighborhood in the city and gain exposure to different workspaces.

If you are interested in lending space, please contact Jessica Mischkot, Program Director, at or 212-601-0002.

Volunteer Opportunities:Futures and Options’ career development programs depend critically on volunteers to introduce students to careers, assist with work-readiness trainings, and offer mentorship and advisement. Opportunities include:

 ·        Mock Interviews – Volunteers can participate in two-hour mock interview sessions, during which they “interview” students and provide feedback. Futures and Options program coordinators provide training and support to all volunteers, as well as a structured interview form and rubric.

·        Career Exploration Trips – We welcome a group of volunteers at a single organization to coordinate a field trip to their offices. Volunteers provide a tour of the space, organize a career panel with representatives from different areas of the organization, and lead a skill-building workshop for students. Volunteers also network with students and answer their career- and college-related questions.

·        Guest Speakers – We invite volunteers to share insight into their personal career journeys with students by providing information about their education and training backgrounds, prior work experience, and day-to-day responsibilities in their current jobs. Speakers help students understand if their jobs align with students’’ interests and skills, and offer advice for getting started in their fields.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jessica Mischkot, Program Director, at or 212-601-0002.


Through the generosity of our friends and community, Futures and Options is able to support our students as they achieve their potential – in school, in careers, and in life. Join us and make your gift on our donation platform today!

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Erin Moran, Director of Individual Giving and Special Events, at or 212-601-0002.

You Gotta Believe! exists for one reason: to work toward the day when no one leaves foster care without a family. We ensure that NYC’s most vulnerable youth do not fall through the cracks by aging out alone, because being alone is unhealthy. We use the power of credible messengers and peer-to-peer engagement of former foster youth and adoptive parents of foster youth to connect youth in foster care to permanent and adoptive families. We do this to provide youth with a disruptive solution to end the cycle of abuse and to provide them with the lifelong system of love and support healthy families provide. YGB is committed to serving NYC’s most vulnerable, because we strongly believe everyone deserves a chance and no one should be left behind. 

In-kind Items Needed:

$100 Visa Gift card for Advocate professional wear:

Advocates are former youth in foster care being trained in child welfare advocacy. They need professional clothes to show up to work with families and youth, to present in front of legislators/administrators, at public events, and with media. Many have never had professional clothes before -this would be their first outfit.

Please send Gift card to Jenn Lucas with a note saying it was from Impact 100 wish list and for GAP advocates and their professional wear:

Jennifer Lucas- Director of Finance

You Gotta Believe

3114 Mermaid Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11224 

Lifebooks for kids such as:


For staff:  10 laptops - Please contact Stephanie for details 

Shipping information:

You Gotta Believe

Stephanie Arcela

3114 Mermaid Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11224

Volunteer opportunities:

  1. You Gotta Believe always need new parents to go through our MAPP parent training and consider adopting older youth. Take a look here: 

  2. Our new Advocate fellowship program, for young people who have survived the foster care system who are interested in leadership training and serving as a credible messenger for YGB, needs mentors! If you would like to serve as a mentor to our Advocates, write:

 If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact  Stephanie Arcela


Impact 100 NYC, Inc. is incorporated in the state of New York and is a nonprofit organization exempt from federal taxes under U.S. Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Contributions are tax deductible. Impact 100 NYC is registered with the New York State Attorney General’s Office to solicit charitable contributions and hold charitable assets in New York State.

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