2013 Winner

AVP-hof-13New York City Anti-Violence Project (www.avp.org) has a  Board empowered and empowering which believes that better decisions are made when partnering with the Executive Director.  It is a Board with a strong sense of support and urgency for its mission, and having taught itself to ask for money & support!

New York City Anti-Violence Project empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.


2013 Finalists

battery - hof13

Battery Dance Company performs on the world’s stages, teaches, presents, and advocates for the field of dance. Battery Dance Company is dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence and the availability of the Arts to everyone. An integral part of the fabric of New York City for 35 years, Battery supports the creative process; educates children in the New York City schools; enriches the general public through local programs and performances, national and international tours, and international arts exchange programs.



The mission of Good Shepherd Services is to surround at-risk New York City youth and their families with a web of support that promotes a safe passage to self-sufficiency.  To achieve their mission, they lead in the development of innovative youth development programs; provide quality, effective services that strengthen participants’ connections with family, school and community; and advocate on their behalf for broader change.


redhook - hof13

Red Hook Initiative believes that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. In partnership with community adults, they nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient, and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society.


sadienash - hof13

Sadie Nash Leadership Project was founded in 2001 to promote leadership and activism among young women. The program is designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their lives and in the world.  By increasing the participation of women in social, political, and economic decision-making, SNLP seeks to question and redefine the nature of leadership and to promote perspectives and practices that are cooperative, accountable, ethical, and effective.