The Douglas B. Gardner Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk kids from the five boroughs of New York City.
The Foundation’s mission is to establish effective partnerships with worthwhile organizations with proven service to kids in New York’s inner city community. Through financial grants and agreed-upon goals, the Foundation aims to empower these organizations to provide excellent after-school programs for children who might otherwise fall through the cracks. Such programs should offer opportunities for personal and leadership development, provide mentoring and academic support, encourage children to be active participants in their own development and engage kids in fun and challenging activities. In addition, the Foundation may fund academic scholarships and other endeavors to ensure that an individual has a meaningful chance to achieve success in his or her life.