Syosset, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2014
ERASE Racism has received a most welcome renewal grant of $200,000 from the Ford Foundation to advance nondiscriminatory affordable housing through a range of advocacy and legal strategies on Long Island and in the New York Metro region. Since its establishment, ERASE Racism has worked to identify and address housing discrimination and segregation on Long Island. Recognizing it's accomplishments to date, the Ford Foundation is continuing to support the organization's local work, as well as encouraging it's collaborative work in the New York Metro Region.
For the third successive year, Community Advocates, Inc., (CA) has begun the year by giving ERASE Racism the first of two $25,000 gifts that will total $50,000 for the year. Marge Rogatz, president of CA and founding board member and officer of ERASE Racism, said that, "Community Advocates shares ERASE Racism's mission and goals and has been a supporter and strong ally since its inception. We are proud to give this unrestricted grant in support of ERASE Racism's groundbreaking work to eliminate the structural and institutional racism that denies African Americans and Latinos full access to opportunity on Long Island and elsewhere."
"We are very happy to receive this funding from both Ford Foundation and Community Advocates, which will allow us to continue this critical work." says ERASE Racism President Elaine Gross.
About ERASE Racism: ERASE Racism is a regional organization that leads public policy advocacy campaigns and related programmatic initiatives to promote racial equity in areas such as housing, public school education and healthcare. It engages in a variety of research, education and consulting activities to identify and address institutional and structural racism, primarily on Long Island.
V. Elaine Gross, President, ERASE Racism
(516) 921-4863 or elaine(at)eraseracismny(dot)org