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Your tax-deductible contribution to Street Lab directly supports our work in low-income communities. We’re grateful for your support.

Street Lab is a 501c3 nonprofit with a Platinum rating on Guidestar. 

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Street Lab
280 Nevins St Suite 2-9
Brooklyn NY 11217-4845

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A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or us at Street Lab, 280 Nevins St Ste 2-9, Brooklyn NY, 11217. You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at or (212) 416-8401.

Our Supporters


(* indicates early 2022 supporter)

Violet Donors ($5000+)
* Paul and Phoebe Bock Activism Fund
* Lisa Brown and Daniel Handler

Blue Donors ($2500+)
* Coombe Family Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
* Laura and Rob Fleder
* Judith and Marc Hilton
* Eileen J. Shields, in memory of Phoebe and Paul Bock
* Eileen J. Shields, in memory of Helen and Michael Shields
* Eileen J. Shields, in honor of Jane Bock
* Karen and Daniel Taylor
Joanne Witty

Green Donors ($1000+)
* Anonymous in honor of Anna and Peter Davol
* Tim Albright and Sarah Baker Charitable Gift Fund
Dick and Lynne Barnes Charitable Fund
* Susan P. Martin and Alan Belzer
* Ferriss and Willard Donham
* Andrea and Jared Eigerman
* Patricia Glazer
Meejin Yoon and Eric Höweler
Lee Moretti Fund
* Laurie Dornbrand and Bernard Lo
* Zara Mannan
* Jeannie Park
The Red and Grey Fund
The Scott Family Foundation

Yellow Donors ($500+)
* Anonymous
Matthew Aubin
* William Bancroft
* Paula Bock
Lesley Bodzy, in memory of Phoebe and Paul Bock
* The Pamela G. Chin Trust, in honor of Phoebe and Paul Bock
Jane Bock and John Chow
Anna Fleder Connolly
Sylvia and Mark Cord
* Angus Davol and Jason Casolari
Anna and Peter Davol
* Eloise Hirsch and Herb Elish on behalf of Laura Fleder
* Peter Frishauf and KC Rice
Patsy Glazer
Gail Gordon Fund
* Magdalena and Ken Gordon
* Betsy Gotbaum
* Ellie Hearne and Will Klebenov
Beatrice Liu
Ann and Michael Loeb
Susan Martin
* Maria Striar
Susan and Peter Straub
* The Ronald and Adele Tauber Foundation

Orange Donors ($250+)
Paula, Tao & Tia Bock, in honor of Paul and Phoebe Bock
* Polly Carpenter and George Perkins
Alexandra Ching
* Barbara L. Cohen
Douglas Eklund
* Samara and John Fangman
Laura Hansen
* Siri Striar and Francisco Hernández
* Richard Holt
Carey King
* Margaret Yee and Glenn Ikeda, in memory of Phoebe and Paul Bock
Ann and Michael Loeb
Stephin Merritt
* Alexandra Quinn
* Elizabeth Schmidt and Eric Liftin
* Beth and Eric Solie
* Lise and Myles Striar Charitable Fund
The Tomford Family
* Lisa M. Wong MD
Sen Li and John Woo
* Jessica Kaplan and Joseph Youcha

Red Donors ($100+)
* Matt Amory
* Artists and Fleas Chelsea Market Merchants
Susanne Beck
Gwendolyn Bock, in memory of Phoebe and Paul Bock
Kathy Li and Norman Bock
* Marlen Bodden
Markley Boyer
Marilyn Breslow
* Mariam Brillantes and David Bushman
* Stephanie S. Burkhartsmeyer
* Yuien Chin
Stewart Desmond
Sharon French and Harpreet Grewal
* Mary Sipp Green
Mrs. Joseph Hinkle
Brenden Hussey
* Alice Jelin Isenberg
Virginia M. Kee
* Nancy and John LeGates
Terry and Geoffrey Lewis
May Family Gift Fund
Sara and Charlie McCabe
M. Smith Family Fund
Linda Alix Merritt
* William Middleton
* Jennifer Nitzky
* Yukie Ohta
Kristin and Jeremy Osborn
Park Fund, in honor of Jane Bock
Perry Pong
* Nancy A Risser
* Laura Ryan and Peter Cavanagh
Sitara Sawh
* Nancy Schieffelin and Carl Brauer
Gemma Solimene, in memory of Phoebe and Paul Bock
* Sarina Tcherepnin and James Morris
*Shari and Robert Thurer
* Sally S. Vernon
Susan Wayne
Sandra and Barney Weinstein
* Pamela Ho and Randal Wong, in memory of Phoebe and Paul Bock
Stephanie Yee

Richard Blum, in memory of Phoebe and Paul Bock
Andrew Chow, in memory of Phoebe and Paul Bock
* Samuel Foley
Marina Metalios, in memory of Phoebe and Paul Bock
Theodore Mielczarek
* Richard Nash
Laura Petty
Sharon Roberts
Anthony Greig Roselli, Jr.
Estaban Salgado
Rica Takashima
* Sally Walther


NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Building Healthy Communities/Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety through the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Federal CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program, NYC Small Business Services Employee Retention Grant

Foundations and Corporations:

Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Clif Family Foundation, Con Edison, Deutsche Bank, J.M. Kaplan Fund, Lyft, NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund at The New York Community Trust, NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund at City Parks Foundation, Shippy Foundation, Spin, The Laura B. Vogler Foundation, West Harlem Development Corporation, WellMet Philanthropy

Founding Sponsors of PLAY


Founding Sponsors of WRITE

Lisa Brown and Daniel Handler

Founding Sponsors of SOLVE

Founding Sponsors of DRAW

Burning Man, Blick Art Materials, Betty Chen and Peter Coombe, Romy and David Cohen, Laura and Robert Fleder, Evgenia Peretz, Fabiola Salmán, SHoP, Karen and Daniel Taylor

Founding Sponsors of READ

Susanne Beck and Billy Parker, Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown, Leaves of Grass Fund, Sam and Esme Lee, Karen and Daniel Taylor

In-Kind Donations

3Dux/Design, Bill Bancroft Design, Blick Art Materials, Alex Ching, Buro Koray Duman, Design Across Scales Lab Cornell AAP, Empire Rent A Car, FileMaker Inc, Hannah Berkin-Harper—The Pratt Center for Community Development Taconic Fellowship, HBH Design, Inc., Herschel, HYPOTHEkids, Imagination Playground, Lawyers Alliance for New York, Lego Foundation, Magna-Tiles, Modern Tribe Software, Morrison & Foerster, LLP, NYC Department of Design and Construction Community and STEAM Initiatives, NYDesigns, NYC Department of Transportation, Open Architecture Collaborative New York, Notion, Pratt Institute, SYNLawn, Tableau Foundation, Texas A&M GeoServices, The Drawing Center, Wackystuff, Inc. makers of FlipBooKit

Book and other Program Materials Donors

826NYC, Asian American Arts Centre, BMW Guggenheim Lab, Karen Benke, Samantha Berger, Blast Books, Jane Bock, Yvonne Brown and Josh Goldfein, Alejandro Bruzzese, Barbara Buff, Candlewick Press, Veronica Chambers, China Institute, Jo Clark, Barbara Cohen – New York Bound Books, Sarah Crichton, Leslie and Sam Davol, Design Trust for Public Space, Kristy Di Cario, Will and Ferriss Donham, The Dornbrand-Lo Family, Abby Drucker, Feminist Press, The Fire!! Press, Furnace Press and Place in History, Joel Greenberg, Beth Greenwald, Chelsea Gunn, Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown, HarperCollins, Ethan Herschenfeld, Terry Hill, Imago USA, Yukiko Ishii, Island Press, Rossana Iturbide, Marni Katz, Embassy of Republic of Kazakhstan (Ambassador Erlan Idrissov), Alexandra Kepner, Karen Kulvin and family, T.J. Lee, Beatrice Liu, Yanyan Liu, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Ken McCarthy, Employees of Merkle, Inc, Amy Morilla and Family, James Morris, Museum of Chinese in America, Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, NYC Department of Transportation, New York Hall of Science, Jeffrey Oing, Adrienne Onofri, Christine O’Heron, Yukie Ohta, Kristin and Jeremy Osborn, Out Books on Wheels, Jeannie Park, Andrea and Kevin Pivnick, Penguin Random House, Monica Price, Progressive School of Long Island, Deb Putnoi, Reading Group Choices, Kathleen Salley, The Parkhill Willett Family, Ellie Ransom, Rosemary Rivera, Sesame Workshop, Lauren Salem and family, Carla Torres, Uprise Book Project, Lou-Anne Williams.

(In 1704, Isaac Newton noted in his book Optiks that a prism could disassemble white light into separate colors. We’ve borrowed this idea for our donor levels above.)


Our History

Our first pop-up reading room was built with the support of 250 individuals in August 2011 via Kickstarter. Thank you to our early supporters!

Founding Sponsors

Susanne Beck and Billy Parker, Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown, Leaves of Grass Fund, Sam and Esme Lee, Karen and Daniel Taylor

Founding Donors

Anonymous, Sarah Baker and Tim Albright, Sarah Anderson, Bernice Broyde, Susannah and Tommy Clark, Barbara L Cohen, Angus Davol and Jason Casolari, Anna and Peter Davol, Ferriss and Willard Donham, Martin Dunn, Andrea and Jared Eigerman, Stephanie and John Fan, Laura and Robert Fleder, Yvonne Brown and Josh Goldfein, Ken and Magda Gordon, Siri Striar and Francisco Hernández, David Kaiser, Elizabeth Schmidt and Eric Liftin, Laurie Dornbrand and Bernard Lo, Ann and Michael Loeb, Hope Nguyen, Allison and Craig Schlanger, Lise and Myles Striar, Adele and Ronald Tauber and Family, Duane Valz, The Venkatraman Family, Yun Soo and Adrian Vermeule.

Founding Contributors

Adam, Ravi Ahmad, Aimee, Alexandra, Lulu Almana, Matt Amory, Derek Attig, Samuel Baker, Casey Bauer, Nicholas Benson, Claudia Bernheim, Suzanne Besser, BibiAndFriendsTV, David Bither, Sheri Bjornson, Shantel Blakely, Jane Bock, Clara Bohrer, BookMortician, Nancy Schieffelin and Carl Brauer, Zana Briski, Nathan Brown, Kathleen Burlingame, Polly Carpenter, Tobias Carroll, Mairead Case, Laura Ryan and Peter Cavanagh, Betsy Cavanaugh, Benjamin Chabot-Hanowell, Chris Chambers-Ju, Arthur Chandler, Vincent Audette-Chapdelaine, Ksenia Cheinman, Amy Cheung, David Cicconi, Brian Clancy, Elizabeth and Robert Clark, Jennifer Clark, Carrie Cleary, Henri Clinch, John Cohen, Kathleen Comeau, Confusedcious, Eric Connally, Jennifer Cooke, Betty Chen and Peter Coombe, Garen Corbett, Mark and Sylvia Cord, Elaine Cory, Laura Costello, Gail Courtney, John Cramer, Elizabeth Currans, DJ Fusion – FuseBox Radio Broadcast, D.J. Trindle, Sophie de Rakoff, Stewart Desmond, Bill Dillon, Priscilla and Brett Donham, Deirdre Donohue, Aaron Dornbrand-Lo, Rainer Dunkel, Evan Didier, Owais Diyan, Meghan Dowell, Doug Eklund, Helen Elder, Elizabeth, Caterina Fake, Fiona, Nicole Fonsh, Tom Frawley, Freemecene, Anthony Fresina, Emma Straub and Mike Fusco, Elizabeth Gardner, Jurn Glazenburg, Claudia Gonson, Laurence Vanleynseele and Jared Green, Mary Sipp Green, Nick Green, Brian Greene, Sharon French and Harpreet Grewal, Alexa Hamilton, Michael Hearst, Eric Hellman, Barbara Herman, Linsey Herman, Orin Herskowitz, Nate Hill, Teresa Hill, Allie Hirsch, Jan Holmquist, Connie Coburn and James Houghton, Gil Hova, Robin Howson, Brenden Hussey, Isaac, Alice and Phillip Isenberg, Joahna Kuiper, Janet Jai, Erica Jablon, Joshua James, Jeannie, Ranti Junus, Karen Kaletka, Khoisan, Victor Kim, Kimberly Kinchen, Erin Kissane, Sam Klein, Sarah Pearce and Ivan Kreilkamp, Juliette LaMontagne, Jeffrey Lange, Nancy and John LeGates, Lenny, Terry and Geoffrey Lewis, Ursula Liang, Stephanie Lin, Beile Lindner, Darlaine Gardetto and Clarence Lo, Theresa Loong, Helen Luan, Pattie Maes, Ben Mahnke, Roxanne Marcil, Kevin J. Maroney, Jayson Mazziotti, Molly McInerney, Robert McInerney, Fran Mentch, William Middleton, Rebecca Miller, Susan Vincent Molinaro, Lee Moreau, Courtney Moy, Ursula Murphy, Mary-Liz Murray, Mark Nowotarski, Meaghan K O’Connor, Fiacre O’Duinn, Yukie Ohta, Kristin and Jeremy Osborn, Amber Pannell, Paul Parkhill, Katherine Perls, Tom Perrotta, Tom Petty, Plainclothes Tracy, Laura Wolf-Powers, Deborah Putnoi, Sheila Quinlan, Richard Rabinowitz, Red Trillium Press, Hallie Rehwaldt, Ann V. Reilly, Nancy A Risser, Chris Robison, Amy Stasuk Rocco, Rockhouse Mountain Productions, Roger, Susan and Malcolm Rogers, Charles Rothbart, Ashley Salzberry, Sally Schwarzlose, John Sell, Erik Selz, Gideon Fink Shapiro, Amy Sloper, Alexa Smith, Jill Smith, Helen Sobolik, Laurie Spivak, Alexandra Quinn and Mark Spolyar, Stephanie, Stephanie, Deb Steytler artist, Patrick Polski Stelmach, Ayres Stiles-Hall, Susan and Peter Straub, Maria Striar, Marie Sundström, Michael T, Leslie Tamaribuchi, Lisa Tauber, Leith ter Meulen, Martin Thörnkvist, Brian Thompson, Shari and Robert Thurer, Timmy, Tina, Alice Tinkley, Sharon Tomasulo, Sophia Tzeng, Sameer Vasta, Victoria, Kevin Walker, Sandy and Barney Weinstein, Jennifer D. Wells, Anita Wharton, Brian Willen, Rebecca Parkhill and Robert Willett, Mita Williams, Cheryl Wolf, John Woo, Noelle Wright, Paola Yanez, Corinne Zimmermann.