New York Community Trust Awards $5.1 Million in Grants

The New York Community Trust has announced grants totaling $5.1 million to forty-two organizations working in the areas of the arts, community development, education, the environment, health, human services, rural communities, and workforce development.

Recipients include the Adaptive Design Association, which was awarded $140,000 to develop equipment that will help children with disabilities learn, socialize, and play more independently; Mentoring in Medicine, which will receive $144,000 to help prepare African-American and Latino college students for medical school with MCAT prep courses, seminars, and test fee assistance; Year Up, which was awarded $130,000 to increase the number of young women enrolled in technology training courses by providing child care and single-sex instruction in information technology, coding, and digital marketing; and the Actors Fund, which will receive $93,000 to expand social services for aging performers living in the Manhattan Plaza affordable housing complex.

The foundation also awarded a continuing support grant of $465,000 to Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York for a fellowship program that offers leadership development, management training, and networking opportunities to mid-level managers working at nonprofits funded by the trust; $100,000 to the Ecology Center in support of its efforts to reduce or phase out toxic chemicals in consumer products; $171,000 to Third Street Music School Settlement to provide four-year college scholarships for six promising music students; and $230,000 to the Kentucky Coalition in support of its efforts to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable, clean energy economy in Appalachia.

"Our donors have trusted us to get results on the problems they care about," said NYCT president Lorie Slutsky. "Their generosity helps nonprofits working to fix problems that aren't easy to fix."

For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the NYCT website.