New York Community Trust Awards $5.6 Million

New York Community Trust Awards $5.6 Million

The New York Community Trust has announced grants totaling more than $5.6 million to fifty-four nonprofits working in the areas of the arts, community development, education, elder care, health and human services, legal services, and youth development. 

The grants include $280,000 to Advocates for Children of New York to help make public schools safe and effective for immigrant students, including those with disabilities; $70,000 to Manhattan Legal Services to help job seekers with criminal, bad credit, and child welfare histories benefit from legal protections; $150,000 to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance to establish an intergenerational community food program in Far Rockaway featuring local produce, hydroponics, and cooking demonstrations; $75,000 to Black Women's Blueprint to provide advocacy and clinical services to female victims of hate crimes; and $50,000 to Cardinal McCloskey Community Services to provide children in foster care with specialized educational services and clinical support designed to help them stay in the same school despite changes in residence.

Additional grants were awarded to PEN America, which will receive $150,000 to promote voices of aspiring and professional writers marginalized by their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status; the New York City Cultural Agenda Fund, which was awarded $250,000 to strengthen arts advocacy, cultural policy, and equity in New York City; the MinKown Center for Community Action, which will receive $100,000 in support of its efforts to increase voter participation among Asian-American New Yorkers; and the Environmental Grantmakers Association, which was awarded $80,000 in support of fellowships for graduate students of color hoping to work for and eventually lead an environmental organization.

"54 New Grants for Nonprofits Improving the Lives of New Yorkers and Others." New York Community Trust Press Release 04/12/2017.