West Side Fund gives $227K to local groups

BY GABE HERMAN | The West Side Community Fund announced its inaugural class of grant recipients, with $226,628 going to 28 organizations in Chelsea and Hells Kitchen.

Announcements were made at a March 6 reception at Hudson Guild, where the more than two-dozen groups were given checks. Award amounts ranged from $2,500 to $30,000.

The fund was launched last year by 20 businesses in the Chelsea and Hudson Yards neighborhoods. Among the group’s founding members are Google, Related/Oxford Hudson Yards, Warner Media LLC and Wells Fargo.

West Side Community Fund Grant recipients from Penn South Social Services with Peter Kostmayer, right, whose Citizens Committee of New York City is overseeing the application and review process for the grants.

Each business member contributed $25,000 to start the fund. The effort’s stated purpose is to spread economic benefits and better services throughout the…

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