You might be interested to know that the Queens Council on the Arts fosters the arts in Queens County. In my experience, where you read the word "foster", they're talking about money. In this case, I'm right. There is a funding program in place that serves both organizations, and individual artists who qualify.
The Queens Council on the Arts website has all the information you will need to submit an application to one of their grant programs. If you've never applied for a grant before, the council does offer some support and guidance disguised as an inconvenient prerequisite:
All new applicants are required to attend one of the application information sessions that are offered throughout Queens in July, August and September.
Applicants who have not applied to QCAF within the last two years and applicants who were recommended for technical assistance by QCA are likewise required to attend.