Empowering Social Innovation
WellMet seeks to empower communities to take action and a leading role in their welfare and sustainability. We strive to identify and fund organizations that are taking informed and measured risks to innovate, experiment and engage in finding solutions to New York City’s most vexing social issues. Smart, courageous and creative leaders are the hallmark of our grantees and WellMet applauds their tenacity, initiative and commitment.
In today’s world we know that grit and smarts, alone, do not always move the needle. Innovative organizations need funding and the legitimacy that comes with that. This is the role that WellMet seeks to play.
Through a rigorous grantmaking process, WellMet identifies New York City’s rising stars and gives them a chance to realize success with a one-time unrestricted grant. We are proud of the impact we have enabled through our grantmaking and delight in sharing these quotes with you.
"CityScience will use Well Met's donation to invest in development and communications infrastructure. Not only will this investment fuel CityScience's growth, it will continue to establish CityScience as a resource center connecting teachers to informal STEM learning opportunities throughout NYC. Thank you Well Met for helping us bring the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to life!"
"The demand for our programs has increased annually since our launch in 2014. WellMet's grant enabled NYOT to launch 3 sites in the 2017 - 2018 school year, which will help bring 214,350 hours of technology and coding education to 120 students in New York City. The students at these sites will now be able to develop a series of technical projects that illustrates their understanding of web development and technology."
" WellMet’s generous grant will allow DMF Youth to add two additional sites to our roster of Title 1 schools and homeless shelters, providing unique afterschool and summer learning programs to children in NYC’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. We will also use these funds to develop a strategic plan for scaling our organization in a way that serves a broader population of underserved youth."
"A very timely grant for our organization when we were struggling to match the demand of the services and our limited resources. This grant will support the operation cost for BACDYS to continue working for the low income immigrant population in City Line, Brooklyn and Ozone Park, Queens. Besides the financial support, we thank your valuable guidance and suggestions during the site visit which will help our organization to move forward with quality services and programs."
"WellMet’s grant will allow us to expand our programs significantly. We will be able to increase the number of art scholarships we provide, and further develop our workshops for New York City youth in foster care. We will also be able to increase our capacity as an organization so that we can continue to plan, respond to the needs of the children we serve, and grow. Thank you, Wellmet, for making our sustained growth possible."