Greater New York AFN is a regional chapter of grantmakers who invest in opportunities for low and middle income individuals and families to build economic well-being. Members can include private, public, corporate, and community foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions who want to help those in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and the surrounding regions secure economic stability, for now and for years to come. Greater New York AFN seeks to connect funders and their peers in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Together they will be able to share promising programs and smart strategies, gather knowledge to make their grantmaking more effective, and work to increase investments in asset building.

Greater New York AFN was launched in 2016 as a regional affiliate of national AFN by JPMorgan Chase & Co., First Republic Bank, Philanthropy New York, Citi Foundation, Capital One, Ford Foundation, Prudential, MetLife, Cities for Financial Empowerment, Guardian Life Insurance Co., and other national AFN members located in New York. Membership is open to funders who invest in a range of initiatives that build assets for New Yorkers and the surrounding regions, from early childhood education, college access, or workforce development to health, financial education, or micro-enterprise. Today, Greater New York AFN members gather periodically for funders-only sharing of ideas, and to develop plans for increased impact in the region.

Grantmakers from the Greater New York area should contact Leah Mayor if interested in joining this chapter.

How We Work

  • Inform: Greater New York AFN members learn from each other and from other organizations as they seek solutions to local challenges in underserved areas and focus on increasing their impact. The chapter hosts funder forums to explore asset-building strategies with both local leaders and national experts that builds knowledge and serves as an information resource to grantmakers and the asset-building field.
  • Connect: Greater New York AFN is positioned to highlight promising practices, key issues, and innovations in the field through funder-only dialogues as well as other convenings. Members provide an insightful East Coast voice to develop and expand the networks of funders for peer-to-peer learning, as well as cross-sector and collaborative efforts and inform national conversations.
  • Influence: Greater New York AFN engages key stakeholders to grow their knowledge and support. This includes efforts to raise the visibility of asset-building within the broader community of foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions on issues such as financial coaching, work and wealth, children’s savings accounts, and closing the wealth gaps.
  • Build: Greater New York AFN seeks to build the number of grantmakers and resources focused on strategies and investments for low and moderate income people to build and protect assets increasing economic opportunities and prosperity. AFN staff spend time one-on-one with local grantmakers to learn, share, encourage participation, align strategies, and increase ROI.

Upcoming Events

March 9, 2021: Next Level Programs and Policies to Close the Racial Wealth Gap  REGISTER

April 27, 2021: Strategies for Housing Equity in Greater New York  REGISTER

Upcoming Events


Are you a grantmaker in New York, Northern New Jersey, or Connecticut interested in joining this chapter? Contact us to learn more.


Leah Mayor,

Steering Committee

Tina Corea


Citi Community Development

Jeanique Riche-Druses


JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mark Argosh

Social Venture Partners

Karen Brown

Fairfield County's Community Foundation

Samuel Diaz

Prudential Financial

Camille Emeagwali

New York Women’s Foundation

Leah Mayor

East Coast Program Officer

AFN Staff

Katie Plat

Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund

Greater New York AFN is grateful for financial support from the following sponsoring and contributing member foundations:

Black Rock
CFE Fund
Citi Community Development
Citi Foundation
Fairfield County Community Foundation
MetLife Foundation
New York Women’s Foundation
JP Morgan Chase and Co.

Chapter Highlights

New York AFN Expands to New Jersey and Connecticut

In 2020, New York AFN, now known as Greater New York AFN, expanded its reach beyond New York to include New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Many funders who work in the Greater Metropolitan New York area are also supporting efforts in New Jersey and Connecticut and this shift brings together the shared interest and infrastructure of the three states.