“The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Apprentice Program was my first job. I learned what having a responsibility was, to be timely and efficient and a hard worker ... GAP made me realize to be happy I needed to set time aside every week to be outside, to appreciate nature, and fight for more outdoor spaces in the city.”
- Ashley P.
The Zeldin Family Foundation funds out-of-school time learning experiences for children and youth in Philadelphia, New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and areas where family members reside.
Our foundation’s goal is to expose low-income young people to high-quality educational opportunities outside the academic core curriculum that allow them to explore new topics, increase their knowledge and understanding, and discover talents and strengths.
The Foundation seeks to create chances for young people to think creatively, practice leadership skills, civic engagement, and build confidence and self-esteem. Nonprofit organizations with youth engagement programs focused on the arts, entrepreneurship, and STEM education will be given priority. Ongoing, long-term youth engagement initiatives are preferred, rather than short-term, one-time interventions.