Welcome to the Mary Powell Foundation

A registered non-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to continuing the good works of a remarkable, selfless woman who took the initiative to become involved in her community and to fight for social justice.  Today, we continue to recognize and reward leaders of community service.

Our Mission

To support people, organizations and causes that exhibit the traits and ideals demonstrated by Mary Powell throughout her remarkable life. Selfless dedication to helping others, doing what is morally right, and taking the initiative to become involved in one’s community are the traits the MPF seeks to exhibit and support.

Our Mission

All Proceeds to Charity

An all-volunteer organization, 100% of donations are used to fulfill and expand the Foundation’s charitable mission; supporting our scholarship and award programs as well as our veterans music therapy sponsorships.

Our Programs

Our History

Our history begins with the selfless service of Mary Powell, a noted community volunteer in New York City who, despite the challenges of working, commuting and raising a family, set an example of initiative, perseverence and community engagement.

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A Guidestar Platinum Organization

The Mary Powell Foundation is recognized by Guidestar (now Candid) as a Platinum Level organization, the highest level possible for transparency.

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News & Events

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Black History Month

Black History Month

It has been too long coming, but the Pentagon recently issued a directive to the U.S. Military to proceed with plans to rename nine Army bases in six states and hundreds of other items whose names honor the Confederacy by the end of 2023. The directive is, perhaps, a...

2019 Century Tour

2019 Century Tour

Volunteers and participants at Brooklyn's Canarsie Pier during the 30th New York City Century Tour. Each year since 2014, The Mary Powell Foundation has supported this event and the underlying idea of Vision Zero*, a global project aimed at reducing fatalities and...

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