The Noya Fields Family Group of charitable funds is a philanthropic organization based in New York City. It provides grants to established 501(C)3 not for profit environmental and sustainability organizations.
Background[edit | edit source]
The original fund was created in 1992 by Judith and Norman Fields. In 2016 Ken Fields and Nikki Noya expanded the organization and began modernizing its presence by creating a website and launching social media and press release campaigns to raise awareness for its activities and partners.
The Noya Fields Family has specifically targeted the Environment and Civil Liberties for their primary efforts, as stated from their profile at the California Community Foundation website "The global population and our needs within society will only continue to grow and we need to develop a better way to live more harmoniously and sustainably within the limits of our natural resources. We believe very strongly in supporting and promoting the transition to 100% clean and renewable energy sources. Hand in hand with the environment, we still all inhabit the same planet. Basic human rights, the right to be equal among peers, to healthy living, to clean water, to free speech, to express ourselves, to decide what is best for ourselves are all inherent human rights."
Activities[edit | edit source]
The organizations has supported a range of activities throughout the years in education, the arts and health. Very recently it has begun focusing more on environmental issues. In March of 2017 the organization announced a grant to Grist.Org for their video fellowship. In May of 2017 Noya Fields announced another grant to Our Children's Trust in support of their Constitutional legal efforts to remedy climate change. In July of 2017 the organization provided grant to Swaleny for general support of their urban agricultural floating food forest.
Divestiture[edit | edit source]
In January of 2018, The Noya Fields Family Funds joined the growing movement of organizations, institutions and governments committed to divestiture from fossil fuels.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Inside Philanthropy: A Small, Progressive Family Funder Comes Out of its Shell
- The Noya Fields Family Funds California Community Foundation Profile Page
- Noya Fields Family Announces Grant To Grist Fellowship Program
- The Noya Fields Family Funds Provides Grant To Our Children's Trust In Support Of Constitutional Legal Efforts To Remedy Climate Change
- Noya Fields Family Provides Grant to Swale NY for General Program Support
- Noya Fields Family Charitable Funds to Join Fossil Fuel Divestiture Movement