New York Community Trust Awards $12.3 Million in June Grants

The New York Community Trust has announced June grants totaling $12.3 million in support of health, education, social services, arts and culture, and environmental organizations in New York City.

Recipients include Creative Arts Team, which was awarded $658,000 to help teachers use drama to improve the reading skills of K-2 students in District 30 in Queens; Power My Learning, which will receive $75,000 in support of a program that uses text messages, video, and other technology to involve parents in their children's math assignments; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, which was awarded $125,000 for a substance abuse treatment program for LGBTQ youth; City Harvest, which will receive $250,000 to boost access to healthy food in low-income New York City neighborhoods; and the Center for Employment Opportunities, which was awarded $125,000 to expand training and job counseling for former inmates.

In addition, the trust awarded $150,000 to the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy to create an African-centered curriculum and share it with other African-American arts groups in Brooklyn; $130,000 to Time in Children's Arts Initiative to expand an arts education program to schools with students affected by homelessness, domestic violence, or developmental disabilities; $100,000 to Futures and Options to expand an internship program for high school students in the city; $120,000 to the Human Services Council of New York City to establish rating systems for city and state human services contracting agencies; and $125,000 to the Health, Environment, Agriculture, and Labor (HEAL) Food Alliance in support of its efforts to advocate for a healthier and more sustainable national food system.

For a complete list of recipients, see the NYCT website.