Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation
The Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation, was organized in 1959 by Charles Guttman, a successful New York businessman with a profound social conscience.
The Guttman Foundation currently has over twenty-five million dollars in assets, and since its founding has contributed almost ninety million dollars to charitable organizations, principally in the New York City area.
Historically, the Guttman Foundation has supported programs to improve and expand educational opportunities and the delivery of health and social services for children, youth and families in low income neighborhoods. In 2013, the Foundation made a grant of $25 million to the City University of New York (CUNY) to support CUNY’s community colleges. This College Success Initiative will promote retention and graduation of New York City public school students at CUNY and assist community college graduates to go onto their baccalaureate.
The Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation is directing a substantial portion of its grantmaking to early childhood programs that serve low income infants, toddlers and preschoolers as they transition to kindergarten. Special emphasis will be placed on programs that improve quality, expand services and create a strong continuum of care for children ages 0-3 in high-need neighborhoods.