Our Supporters

Thank you!

We are a small but mighty force of teachers and artists, who are here for the sole purpose of giving young people a way to tell their stories, whatever form that takes. Writing can free your soul or a nation, help your heart heal or the world grow, or reveal who you really are or want to be. 

Every organization and individual listed here understands the importance of creative writing and why supporting Uptown Stories is vital to our young writers, and the community of upper Manhattan. Thank you for supporting us – we couldn’t do it without you!

Major Funders

Ava’s Smile
Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation
Elephant Rock Foundation
Find Your Light Foundation
The Hyde and Watson Foundation
Leon Levy Foundation

NYC City Council Discretionary Funding Carmen De La Rosa
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) 
Pinkerton Foundation
UMEZ Hybrid Microloan

Uptown Stories’ workshops are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathleen Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Community Supporters

Community Partners