Mission: A 501(c)(3), TriBeCa Native supports institutions that facilitate progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal & environmental issues in NYC
Geographic areas served: Lower Manhattan and the greater five boroughs of New York
Programs: The organization TriBeCa Native, Inc. creates grass roots initiatives that form a legacy to generate funds that in turn serve as a fundraising arm for programs that champion children with disabilities, employ the homeless and assist groups to help reverse climate change. Initiatives include research to publish a guide on TriBeCa's history and cultural institutions. The organization has developed programs like 'TriBeCa Trail': an established initiative of historical plaques erected of notible individuals who have contributed to the TriBeCa community and Manhattan's culture. 'TriBeCa Chocolate': an established trade marked initiative, replicating TriBeCa’s architecturally historical land marked building's in chocolate. The organization continues to grow and develope its programs and events to raise awareness of the local problems of urban decay and homeless and jobless persons in TriBeCa / lower Manhattan with your support.
TriBeCa Native, Inc. is an under the radar non-profit that that utilizes its donations not only to help specific individual groups in need but also creates traditions in our neighborhood that become the fabric of our community. The Tribeca film Festival and the Tribeca Trail initiatives champion renewal with creative and historical context: grounding our roots to grow exponentially.
I attended an event in TriBeCa: Culinary Masters Competition 2014- created by the Robb Report, the proceeds for this section of the competition went to TriBeCa Native, Inc. When I connected with the non-profit's founder, Nicole Bartelme, she informed me that TriBeCa Native's initiatives are the muscle that help move other organization's with a program arm forward with stipulated targeted donations.
Celebrated Chef Takazawa, who was flown in from Tokyo just for this event, prepared a multi-course innovative dining experience with intense ingredients of purity, techniques that made the food look like an edible Tiffany window, serious flavor whimsey with a scallop chips stamped with the words: I love New York - smokey scents that evoke being out at sea with something warm to eat - course after course of genius. I commend all the hard work that went into making such a perfect night of experience, learning and sharing.