As we begin 2018, Richmond County Savings Foundation reaches another important milestone in our history – our 20th Anniversary.

We are extremely proud of the opportunity we have been given to assist in improving the lives of so many in the Staten Island community and beyond. The Foundation’s Board of Directors and staff continue to take very seriously the respon-sibility we have been entrusted with to use the Foundation’s resources prudently. We have always sought out partnerships that share our vision of social responsibility coupled with financial accountability.

So, what has our two decades of experience taught us? We have learned that our success as a Foundation has been, and always will be, tied directly to our community partners. Resources do not run programs, feed the poor, build new health care facilities or teach our children. Our community partners do, specifically, the thousands of dedicated people that work each day in the non-profit sector.

We have been fortunate throughout our two decades to have been prudently managed by a diverse Board led by our President and CEO Michael F. Manzulli whose vision created the Foundation in 1998. The Board of Directors’ due diligence and fiduciary responsibility throughout the years has facilitated our sustainability. The original gift of $19 million has translated to over $63 million in funding to date.

We are not the same Foundation today that we were 20 years ago. Nor should we be. Our success as a funding partner requires fluidity and flexibility on our part. Throughout the years the needs within our communities have changed and so we have responded to those evolving needs.

On the timeline that follows, we highlighted some of projects and programs we have partnered on throughout our history. The timeline offers but a small glimpse of our story. Twenty years of granting in the Staten Island community and beyond means that the Richmond County Savings Foundation legacy stretches far and wide. We are very proud of that expanse and eager to see how much further it goes in the next 20 years.

Click a year to read more about that year’s project

1998 | Staten Island Children’s Museum

1999 | St. John’s University

2000 | Holy Rosary

2001 | Catholic Charities, MIV

2002 | Snug Harbor Cultural Center

2003 | Greenbelt Conservancy

2004 | Staten Island Zoo

2005 | Jewish Community Center of Staten Island

2006 | Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries

2007 | SI Mental Health Society

2008 | American Cancer Society

2009 | Wagner College

2010 | Catholic Charities Community Services

2011 | Eden II School for Autistic Children

2012 | Staten Island Museum

2013 | St. George Theatre

2014 | Noble Maritime Museum

2015 | Richmond University Medical Center

2016 | JCC Sunrise

2017 | Project Hospitality