38% of New Yorkers are foreign born. (2000 Cenus)

University Settlement Society


Founded in 1886, University Settlement Society is one of New York's most dynamic social service institutions with deep roots on the Lower East Side. Each year University Settlement's diverse programs help over 25,000 low-income and at-risk people build better lives for themselves and their families.

Related Reports and Projects

Click the links below to download reports and projects related to emergency preparedness.

Dr. William M. Paton, In Practice: Philanthropic Grantmaking for Disasters. Lessons learned at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (March 2012)

The Jessie Ball DuPont, Creating Order from Chaos: Roles For Philanthropy in Disaster Planning and Response Fund, (2012)

NYRAG/Philanthropy New York, Best Practices in Disaster Grantmaking – Lessons from the Gulf Coast (April, 2008)

The Report of a Joint Working Group of the European Foundation Centre and the Council on Foundations, Disaster Grantmaking: A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporations (2007)

Bill Somerville, Preparing for and Responding to Public Emergencies and Natural Disasters, (Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, Sept. 1993)


Relevant Reports on Hurricane Sandy

Lisa Cowan, Hugh Hogan (editor), From the Edge of Disaster.  How Activists and Insiders Can Use the Lessons of Hurricane Sandy to Make the City Safer, (A North Star Fund Report) March, 2014.

Human Service Council of New York, Far From Home: Nonprofits Assess Sandy Recovery and Disaster Preparedness (survey and analysis conducted by School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, CUNY Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management and Baruch College Survey Research, October, 2013)

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