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WHO WE ARE
Greyston Foundation is a national model for comprehensive community development. Recognized as a pioneer in “social enterprise,” Greyston uses entrepreneurship to solve the problems of the inner city and reduce reliance on external funding sources. Greyston programs reach 2,200 community members annually.
Greyston Bakery, the first of Greyston's enterprises, began in 1982. The Bakery is a for-profit business which has a double bottom line, meaning that we measure our success based on creating positive social impact as well as by generating a profit. At Greyston Bakery, “we don’t hire people to make brownies, we make brownies in order to hire people.”
Greyston Bakery recently became New York State's 1st Benefit Corporation, cementing our commitment to our double-bottom line.
30 Years of Greyston Making a Difference
This year at Greyston we celebrate our 30-year anniversary. Thirty successful years providing jobs, housing, childcare, health care and helping countless individuals on their path to a brighter future. We are proud of our proven track record and energized looking forward to a future of untold potential.
Click here to view Greyston's latest Annual Report and Strategic Plan.
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Celebrate Dudeism and Buddhism
Bernie Glassman, Greyston's Founder, and Jeff Bridges have joined together to write The Dude and the Zen Master. This book explores the meaning of life, laughter, the movies and trying to do good in a difficult world.
Available at Amazon.com