Privacy Statement

Last Updated: April 1, 2022

Vital City Fund (“Vital City”), a fiscally sponsored project of the Fund for the City of New York (“Vital City,” “we,” “our,” and “us”), is committed to protecting your privacy.  This Privacy Statement (“Statement”) describes the information we collect through our website (“Site”), how we use and share it, and how you can make choices about our use of the information. 

By using our Site, you consent to this Statement.  We may amend this Statement from time to time, so please review it regularly.  By using our Site after we post an updated Statement (or we have given you other notice we may determine appropriate), you agree to the updated Statement. 

Information We Collect

Information You Provide to Us

You can browse our Site without submitting any personally-identifiable information (“Personal Information”).  We may collect Personal Information, such as your name, email address, and other information, when you voluntarily provide it to us. Below are the most common ways in which you may choose to provide your Personal Information:

• When you sign up to receive emails, newsletters, and other communications from us

• When you contact us to request information or assistance

Cookies; Google Analytics

Like many websites, our Site uses the Google Analytics web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., which is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.  Google Analytics uses tracking technologies, including cookies (which are small text files placed on your computer) to collect information to help analyze how visitors use our Site so that we can optimize our Site and give you a better experience.  The information (which may include IP address, browser type, time and date of visit, referring website, landing page, search terms, search results, web pages viewed, time spent on a web page, and links clicked) is transmitted to and stored by Google.  For information on how Google uses data from sites that share information with Google, see: (or other relevant URL that Google may provide from time to time). You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Site by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at this link:

We do not use information automatically collected by the Site to identify visitors individually but we reserve the right to do so in circumstances where we may deem it necessary in connection with legal process or to protect our rights or the rights of a third party as further described below.

How We Use Your Information

We or our service providers (“Service Providers”) may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:

• To send emails, newsletters, and other communications you requested from us; we may use Mailchimp to manage emails, and you can review their privacy policy concerning their use of user data at: (or other relevant URL that Mailchimp may provide from time to time)

• To respond to your inquiries and communicate with you concerning events and activities 

• To notify you about substantive changes to our privacy practices

• To detect, investigate, and protect against any activities that may violate our policies or the law and to establish, defend against, or enforce any related claims

How We Share Your Information

We do not rent or sell your Personal Information to any third parties.

We may share your Personal Information with our Service Providers that help us operate and provide services in connection with the Site.  

We also reserve the right to disclose and use Personal Information and other information in special circumstances, including to enforce this Statement or any other part of our Terms, to comply with legal process or law enforcement, to address actual or suspected illegal activity, to protect our property or rights, to protect the rights and safety of anyone, or for other reasons we determine in good faith are necessary, appropriate, or required by law.  If we ever merge with, are acquired by, otherwise consolidate with another organization, or enter into a related transaction, Personal Information may be transferred along with our other assets.  

Third-Party Web Sites 

Our Site may contain links to websites controlled by third parties, including social media platforms (“Third-Party Sites”).  We are not responsible for Third-Party Sites or their content, activities or privacy practices.  Any information you share or actions you take on Third-Party Sites are governed by their respective terms of use and privacy policies, which you should review carefully to learn about their practices.  By including links, we do not endorse or make any representation or warranty about the Third-Party Sites, their content, or any associated organization or activity.  


We use commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard your Personal Information, including such measures as encryption during transmission.  Of course, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide your Personal Information at your own risk.

Location of Servers and Transfer of Information

By using our Site and providing your Personal Information to us, you consent to transfer to the collection, storage, processing and use of your Personal Information both within and outside of the United States. 

Unsubscribe; Your Choices Regarding Our Use of Your Personal Information

If you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletter or other communications you may click an unsubscribe link or to review, update, correct, or remove your Personal Information or communicate your preferences, you may send an email to:  

Do Not Track (DNT) Requests

Some browsers have incorporated Do Not Track (“DNT”) preferences.  As there is not yet an industry-standard DNT protocol on how to interpret DNT signals, we do not honor DNT signals from browsers at this time.  However, you may refuse or delete cookies to prevent some tracking activities.


Our Site is directed at an adult audience and we do not knowingly collect information from children under age 13.  If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under age 13 may have provided personal information to our Site, please contact us at:

Contact Us

For any questions you may have about this Privacy Statement or our data practices please contact us at