The New York Community Trust has announced grants totaling $4.7 million to nonprofit organizations in New York City and around the country.
Seventy-six grants were awarded in support of a broad range of programs, including initiatives in the arts, education, health and human services, and youth development. Recipients include JobsFirstNYC, which was awarded $200,000 in support of its new Young Adult Sectoral Employment Project; the Borough of Manhattan Community College Foundation, which received $150,000 to improve retention and graduation rates among minority students; the Sierra Club Foundation, which was awarded $100,000 in support of its Green Fleets campaign, an effort to persuade American companies nationwide to reduce the amount of oil they use; and the New York Immigration Coalition, which received $90,000 to ensure that New York State's health insurance exchange meets the needs of immigrants.
Using a gift of $200,000 from the Newman's Own Foundation, the trust also awarded grants to organizations working to rebuild from Superstorm Sandy. Nonprofits receiving awards include the Blanche Community Progress Day Care Center in Far Rockaway, Queens; the Hamilton-Madison House in the Two Bridges/Chinatown area of Manhattan; the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula; Rockaway Artists Alliance; Solid Rock Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Far Rockaway; and You Are Never Alone in Rockaway Park.
For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the New York Community Trust Web site.