Staten Island Mental Health Society

RCSF Floor, Green Building for Children's Services, 2011

The SIMHS provides a safe and therapeutic environment to provide children's mental health services and after-school programs. The new Children's Services Center is a certified green building and features three floors. The first floor contains meeting rooms, a youth computer room, reception area, front office and teen activity room. Both the second and third floors each contain 13 offices and one conference room.

Staten Island University Hospital

RCSF Telemetry Unit, 2011

Staten Island University Hospital's South Campus' renovations to two floors will result in the creation of a 55-bed Medical/Surgical Patient Floor and a 21-bed Telemetry-Capable Unit. This major site renovation project will improve access to care and elevate the quality of care. The new RCSF Telemetry Unit will allow hospital personnel to monitor heart rate, heart rhythm, breathing, and other essentials from a remote location and respond quickly and effectively.

Notre Dame Academy

RCSF Classroom, 2009

The school enjoys a history of excellence in educating young women at their beautiful 13 acre campus on Grymes Hill. The school recently constructed and dedicated an Arts and Humanities Building. The building is used by the high school students and includes 4 classrooms, 2 art studios, a performing arts room, a dining hall and a chapel.

Wagner College

Foundation Hall: Richmond County Savings, 2009

Wagner College's innovative curriculum and scenic campus makes it a great place to study. Wagner's strategic decision to construct a 70,000 square foot residence hall on the main campus resulted in a beautiful four-story facility providing dormitory-style apartments and suites for seniors in a living-learning center concept. The first floor of Foundation Hall features the Michael Manzulli Board Room.

American Cancer Society

RCSF Suite at Hope Lodge, 2008

American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge provides free temporary lodging and respite care to patients undergoing treatment in the city. Hope Lodge is a welcoming and peaceful residence where cancer patients can find help and hope. The facility at 132 West 32nd Street offers 60 suites and private guest rooms for patients and their caregivers. Each floor of the facility features a library, main kitchen, and computer and meditation rooms.

Staten Island University Hospital

RCSF Adult Emergency Trauma Center, 2007

Staten Island University Hospital is a specialized teaching hospital occupying two large campuses as well as a number of community-based health centers. The new SIUH Emergency Department (located on the North campus) provides the Staten Island community with a modern facility that enables better care, coordination and efficiency which has successfully improved wait times. It features 56 patient treatment rooms including critical care rooms, adult treatment rooms, pediatric care areas, and isolation rooms.

College of Staten Island Foundation

RCSF Literacy Training Center, 2006

The College is dedicated to creating state-of the-art high-tech teaching facilities. With our grant, CSI created a comprehensive center for the Department of Education's Literacy Teacher Training program. The new clinic provides teacher candidate students with access to the latest technologically advanced resources for teaching literacy. Literacy proficiency establishes the essential foundation for learning in all subject areas.

St. Peter's Boys High School

RCSF Press Box & Media Center, 2005

St. Peter's Boys High School built a new outdoor facility that includes a field turf playing surafce, bleacher seating for 1,200, a five-lane synthetic-surface running track, scoreboard, and press box. During the school day, the field is used for the physical education program. After school, the field is used by the athletic teams: football, track, soccer, golf and baseball teams. The RCSF Press Box is located on the 50 yard line.

St. John Villa Academy

RCSF Library, 2005

St. John Villa Academy is a private, Catholic elementary school and high school proud of its long tradition of quality education for the children of Staten Island and Brooklyn. Villa's commitment to educating students for the future is evident in every classroom. In 2006, a new wing was added to the high school featuring 14 classrooms with internet access as well as a library, art room, music room and prayer room.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

RCSF Lobby, 2005

Located in the heart of downtown Newark, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is one of the country's premiere cultural and performing arts venues. NJPAC offers performances, special events, free outdoor summer concerts and educational programs throughout the year. The children's art gallery in the Victoria Theater Lobby is named for the Richmond County Savings Foundation.

Natural Heritage Trust

RCSF Classroom, 2005

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve is a 265-acre site in Charleston. The preserve is a natural sanctuary featuring unspoiled acres of unique habitats including serene fields, wetlands, farm, woodlands and hiking and equestrian trails. A 3,000 square foot Educational and Visitors Center was built that features 2 classrooms, a multi-purpose room, exhibit space, an office, and an outdoor pavilion.

Meals on Wheels of Staten Island

RCSF Culinary Center, 2005

Meals on Wheels of Staten Island leads the effort to ensure that frail and homebound elderly people in our community receive nutritious meals and the human connection they need to help them live independently. Currently serving nearly 1,000 individuals and over half a million meals per year, Meals on Wheels delivers two meals (one hot and one cold) each day, five days a week plus three weekend meals. The Foundation's grant funded the facility where the meals are prepared and then delivered.

Jewish Community Center of Staten Island

RCSF Physical Education Wing, 2005

The JCC's flagship community center is located on a six-acre site on Manor Road that includes a computer lab, full service music school, social facilities, café, early childhood center, gymnasiums and spa facilities. The RCSF Physical Education wing is over 30,000 square feet, comprising one-third of the entire facility and features a full fitness center, two gyms and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Community Health Action of Staten Island

RCSF Family Care Center, 2005

Community Health Action of SI improves the lives of individuals, families and communities challenged by health disparities related to poverty, discrimination and lack of access through service, education and advocacy. In addition to headquarters in St. George, CHASI has four active storefronts in neighborhoods with the highest rates of HIV, STD, poverty and substance use. The RCSF Family Care Center provides crisis intervention, intake, case management, benefits counseling, individual and family therapy, job counseling, and substance abuse treatment in one place.

Beacon Christian Community Outreach / Health Center

RCSF Reception Lobby, 2005

Located in Mariners Harbor, Beacon Christian CHC is a community health center, the first of its kind on Staten Island. The center provides comprehensive primary and specialty care for all people and serves low-income, underinsured and uninsured clients on a sliding fee scale under guidelines approved by the federal government. The center's physicians are dedicated to providing the care and consistency of a private office in a preventative and public health setting. RCS Foundation proudly supported the establishment of the health center.

Turnaround Friends

RCSF Gazebo, 2004

This volunteer-driven organization has successfully dedicated a beautiful park with seaside views reclaiming and preserving the beauty of the Great Kills Harbor. The park features a Wildflower Garden, Memorial Daffodil Garden, park benches and walkways. The Foundation's gazebo is a gathering place to promote cultural and educational events and for all to relax and enjoy the spectacular view in a natural setting.

Staten Island Zoo

RCSF River Otter Exhibit, 2004

Since opening in 1936, the Staten Island Zoo has brought fun and learning to generations of visitors. The zoo features over 700 animals in the exhibit collection and promotes species conservation and educational programs. The River Otter Exhibit is an outdoor exhibit with viewing areas both on land and underwater of otters in their natural environment.

Staten Island Museum

The Lenape, a RCSF Exhibition, 2004

The Staten Island Museum offers a wide variety of classroom, adult and children's educational programs and exhibitions. Their collection consists of over one million objects, artifacts, artworks, archival documents, photographs, books and specimen that integrates natural science, archaeology, local history and art. One of the most popular exhibits is a collection of artifacts and arrowheads from the Lenape Native Americans, now a permanent exhibit through our grant, "The Lenape, the First Staten Islanders".

College of Staten Island Foundation

RCSF Science Teacher Training Room, 2004

The College is dedicated to creating state-of the-art high-tech teaching facilities. Through our grant, CSI transformed the Department of Education's Science Teacher Training Lab. The upgraded facility provides Education students access to the latest technological advances in teaching science and infuses advanced educational technology into its curricula.

Seamen's Society for Children & Families

RCSF Main Reception Area & Family Visit Room, 2003

Seamen's Society for Children and Families was founded in 1846 and is one of Staten Island's oldest charities. A full service children's agency headquartered in St. George, they offer programs in foster care/adoption, treatment family foster care, preventive services, family/treatment rehabilitation programs, domestic violence intervention, youth development and educational support services. New headquarters were acquired in 2003; the Foundation's contribution to the facility was acknowledged with a prominent naming.

Greenbelt Conservancy

RCSF Exhibits at the Greenbelt Nature Center, 2003

The Greenbelt Conservancy promotes, sustains and enhances Staten Island's 2,800 acre Greenbelt comprising over 30 miles of trails and scenic sites. The Greenbelt Nature Center is a public facility that is a hub for Greenbelt activities; the building sits in harmony with its natural surroundings and offers views of Greenbelt woodlands from every vantage point. The RCSF Exhibits features displays on urban ecology and wildlife, conservation, geology, native plants and Staten Island's natural history.

Eden II School for Autistic Children

RCSF Conference Center, 2003

Eden II is a school located in Elm Park dedicated to serving autistic children and adults with special education needs. The RCSF Conference Center serves as an informational training facility for staff development and agency trainings.

Boy Scouts of Greater New York

RCSF Pavilion at Pouch Scout Camp, 2003

The Boy Scouts camping program offers a camp experience at Pouch Camp located in the heart of the Greenbelt. The program offers swimming, archery, arts & crafts, outdoors skills and field sports as an effective means for achieving Scouting goals of teamwork, leadership, initiative, confidence and community service.

American Parkinson Disease Association

RCSF Lobby, 2003

The RCSF Lobby welcomes visitors to the APDA's national headquarters located in Grasmere. APDA leads the fight against Parkinson's disease, a degenerative neurological disorder with a 100% mortality rate. The organization funds research to find the cure as well as provides education, outreach, and support services to families.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

RCSF Tuscan Garden, 2002

The RCSF Tuscan Garden is modeled after the exquisite Villa Gamberaia in Florence, Italy. The garden features landscaped terraces, formal water elements, topiary and period plantings, many unusual horticultural specimens including containerized olive and lemon trees, as well as an outdoor amphitheatre. The Richmond County Savings Foundation's Tuscan Garden boasts a tranquil setting that instills respect for the past, pride in the present, and hope for the future.

St. Peter's Elementary School

RCSF Learning Center, 2002

The elementary school located in St. George converted an old, unused locker room to a new computer and research room for the students named the RCSF Learning Center. The room was completely renovated and resulted in the installation of computer workstation and 12 new computers.

College of Staten Island Foundation

RCSF Mathematics Teacher Training Room, 2002

The College is dedicated to creating state-of the-art high-tech teaching facilities. Through our grant, CSI has transformed the Department of Education's Mathematics Teacher Training Lab. The upgraded facility offers Education students access to the latest technological advances in teaching mathematics and infuses advanced educational technology into its curricula.

Community Health Action of Staten Island

RCSF Community Wellness Center, 2001

Community Health Action improves the lives of individuals, families and communities challenged by health disparities related to poverty, discrimination and lack of access through service, education and advocacy. CHASI was awarded a capital grant to open the RCSF Community Wellness Center. The facility established a presence in the Port Richmond area in response to the growing need for HIV/AIDS services and information.

Neighborhood Housing Services of SI

RCSF Home Maintenance Training Center, 2001

The facility in West Brighton is an investment in the community. As a nonprofit community revitalization organization, NHS revitalizes underserved neighborhoods by creating and preserving affordable housing and providing opportunities. The larger building provides greater capacity for classes and workshops on homeownership education, financial assistance, and community leadership. The RCSF Home Maintenance Training Center is the site for training programs including the First Time Homebuyer and Home Maintenance Orientation Program.

Catholic Charities

RCSF Gymnasium at the CYO MIV Center, 2001

The CYO center on the grounds of MIV Mount Loretto established a new youth center to serve young adults from the Island's south shore and throughout the borough. Our grant was used to renovate an existing building and create an impressive 10,000 square foot gymnasium with community meeting rooms on site.

St. John's University

RCSF Technology Center, 1999

Located on Grymes Hill, St. John's University combines a friendly, small-college environment with the resources of a major Catholic university. When built, the new Technology Center provided the campus with direct access to technology services and is now an integral part of the DaSilva Academic Center. The InformationTechnology Center has expanded and now features two new Teaching & Learning Labs that provide learning environments for teacher candidates.

SI Children's Museum

RCSF Educational Center , 1998

Located on the grounds of Snug Harbor, the Staten Island Children's Museum features an integral Educational Center that launches children on a voyage of discovery - about themselves and the world around them. Visitors enjoy interactive exhibitions and creative workshops with plenty of opportunities for hands-on experiences that nurture children's natural curiosity and creativity.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Chinese Scholar's Garden

RCSF Pure Flow Bridge, 1998

The Chinese Scholar's Garden is designed to capture the essence and spirit of an enclosed private garden that would have been built by a scholar retiring from the emperor's court. It is enclosed by walls, two major courtyards, a series of pavilions, covered walkways and features the RCSF Pure Flow Bridge