“In the over thirty years since Mr. and Mrs. Samuels’ deaths, the overall goals of the Foundation have remained those of its founders. The Foundation has consistently supported the performing arts which remain a major focus of its grant making, and has devoted substantial resources to health and social service programs that will improve the lives of New Yorkers.”
Creative Aging Focus:
The Samuels Foundation is an early and continual funder of creative aging initiatives in NYC. They have supported major initiatives in the City’s public libraries and senior service organizations. Julio Urbina and Lauren Weisenfeld, the director and program officer, frequently advocate for creative aging programs across the country.