PROGRAM AREAS

Education

We award scholarships and partner with local nonprofits to host back-to-school drives, as well as after-school and summer programs.

Food Security

We address food insecurity by supporting hunger relief programs and meal initiatives.

Health & Wellness

We promote a balanced lifestyle in the communities we serve by sponsoring health and wellness programs.

Workforce Development

We support training for job-relevant skills and providing a pathway toward economic success.
SCHOLARSHIPS

Related Affordable Foundation Scholarship supports affordable housing residents who aspire to attend accredited trade/professional institutions, colleges and universities. The goal of Related Affordable Foundation Scholarship Program is to eliminate economic barriers for young adults in their pursuit of post-secondary education.

Grantees

Rockland Independent Living Center (BRIDGES)

New York-based nonprofit provides food delivery and pickup services and fitness classes to promote health and autonomy for low-income individuals, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Central MA Food Rescue

Massachusetts-based nonprofit acquires and distributes surplus produce from farms to food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens.

  Zoological Society of Milwaukee

Local nonprofit supports Milwaukee County Zoo by working to conserve wildlife and the environment and offering a range of animal, environmental, and science-based educational programs for children, adults, and families.

 YMCA Greater Houston

Local nonprofit focuses on empowering young people and improving health and well-being through youth sports, swimming lessons, childcare and summer camps, and other enrichment programs.

Portsmouth Police Athletic League (PAL)

Virginia-based nonprofit that offers year-round and seasonal sports programs, after-school education programs, and summer camps to provide the youth of Portsmouth with safe and structured activities.

Foundation for Affordable Housing (FFAH)

National nonprofit that helps affordable housing tenants overcome barriers to success through after-school programs for children, on-site workshops, and health and wellness activities.

Bookwallah

Chicago-based nonprofit that brings storybooks and storytelling sessions directly to children and families who experienced trauma and hardship to create a positive and safe environment that fosters creativity and cultivates a sense of hope.

After School Matters

Chicago-based nonprofit that offers afterschool and summer programs focused on arts, communications, leadership, sports and STEM.

GRANTS

Related Affordable Foundation is committed to breaking the generational cycle of poverty by partnering with nonprofit organizations to provide essential services in the areas of education, food security, health and wellness, and workforce development for affordable housing communities.

RECENT NEWS, PRESS & EVENTS
 Bookwalla Event
Chicago
Bookwallah Magic Crates spreads the love of storytelling
Related Midwest and Related Affordable Foundation joined forces with Bookwallah to spread the power of reading by introducing children to books with in-person reading sessions and "Magic Crates" filled with inspiring books on a diverse range of topics.
Kaboom Build
South Carolina
KABOOM! and City of Anderson revitalize St. Francis Park through a community-led design process
Related Affordable Foundation proudly supports KABOOM! mission to end playspace inequity by partnering with the City of Anderson to build a multi-sport court at St. Francis Park.
After School Matters mural project
Chicago
After School Matters partners with Related Affordable Foundation to unveil teen-created public art piece
Parkway Gardens teens showcased their creative talent with artist Erick “ROHO” Garcia through After School Matters art mural program.
YMCA Covid Vaccines
South Florida
YMCA South Florida facilitates the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine
Senior affordable housing residents express gratitude for YMCA South Florida outreach efforts, with support from the Related Affordable Foundation, to receive the COVID vaccine.
YCD Covid Response
California
Young Community Developers' COVID 19 Response
YCD is a nonprofit based in San Francisco. RAF provided funding for their COVID meal distribution program. This video speaks to the great work the entire team has been actively involved in since we went into shelter in place on March 12, 2020.
RISE
South Florida
Florida High Schools RISE to End Racism with YMCA
The Related Affordable Foundation is proud to support Y-RISE experiential-based program that educates and empowers youth and adult participants to become leaders in discussing and addressing matters of racism, prejudice, diversity and inclusion.