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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News & Events

Check Out What We've Been Up To!

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...

2019 HS YCD

HS YCD 2019

2015 High School for Youth & Community Development @ Erasmus Hall

Joel Reckley not only won this year’s Mary Powell Community Service Award and Scholarship at his HS, but he also qualified for the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award, Silver Level, by volunteering over 175 hours between the Brooklyn Library, where he...

2015 JHS Student Awards – Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association

The MPF and MMHCA teamed up again to award the Mary Powell Community Service Award and accompanying grants to two very deserving JHS students at Cunningham and Marine Park in Brooklyn.  At the MMHCA Civic Meeting, Sydni, a local Girl Scout and 3-year member of her...

2015 – President’s Volunteer Service Awards

The Mary Powell Foundation awarded eight President’s Volunteer Service Awards & Medallions (1 Gold and 1 Lifetime Award and 6 Group Member Awards) to a wonderful group of volunteers helping patients at the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C....

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