The New York Community Trust, the largest private funder nonprofits in New York City, has announced second-quarter grants totaling $4.7 million to sixty-four nonprofit organizations.
The grants were awarded to local nonprofits working to help young people and struggling New Yorkers succeed; improve education; support the arts; expand health and wellness and environmental programs; advocate for more equitable foreclosure policies; and care for the sick, disabled, and elderly. Recipients include Parsons the New School for Design, which was awarded $186,000 help minority high school and college students study design and build their portfolios; the Mental Health Association of New York City, which received $140,000 to develop and test protocols for integrating mental health services into primary care "medical homes"; the Center for Working Families, which was awarded $100,000 for a statewide residential energy retrofit and jobs program; and the Medicare Rights Center, which received $80,000 to help the elderly better understand and take advantage of the federal Medicare program.
The trust also awarded $100,000 to City Harvest to make affordable, fresh produce more widely available in the five-borough region; $80,000 to the Graduate Center of the City University of New York to start a program for immigrant high school students who are illiterate in their native language; $60,000 to Women's Project and Productions for a theater dedicated to producing new plays by and about women; and $40,000 to the Center for New York City Neighborhoods for foreclosure-prevention policy analysis and advocacy. In addition, the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York received $125,000 to coordinate an awards program promoting excellence in nonprofit management.
For a complete list of second-quarter grant recipients, visit the New York Community Trust Web site.