New York Community Trust Announces $5.6 Million in Third-Quarter Grants

The New York Community Trust has announced third-quarter grants totaling $5.6 million to nonprofit organizations working in a broad range of program areas, including education, health and human services, the arts, the environment, and special needs programs.

Grant recipients included the Center for Economic Opportunity, which was awarded $400,000 to enhance Project Rise, an education and paid internship program for unemployed young men and women; the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, which received $175,000 to help the Pare Lorentz Film Center create, disseminate, and promote educational films; the New York City Housing Authority, which was awarded $140,500 to expand a literacy program for fourth- and sixth-grade girls in eleven public housing projects; and MFY Legal Services, which received $120,000 for its Kinship Caregiver Law Project.

The trust also awarded $125,000 to the Community Health Care Association of New York State for its efforts to help develop a plan for new federally qualified health centers in areas that need them most; $100,000 to the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities to introduce and connect members of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network with local foundations; $92,500 to the New School for continued support of the Feet in Two Worlds program, which helps immigrant journalists and media outlets cross media platforms and expand their audiences and impact; and $75,000 to the Brooklyn Arts Council to provide folk arts instruction in four Brooklyn elementary schools.

For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the New York Community Trust Web site.

"Groups Get $5.6 Million in Competitive Grants From Trust." New York Community Trust Press Release 10/14/2011.