New York Community Trust Awards $7.6 Million in Grants

The New York Community Trust has announced grants totaling $7.6 million to local nonprofits and charities in the areas of the arts, civic affairs, community development, education, the environment, health and human services, legal assistance, and medical research.

Recipients include Advocates for Children of New York, which was awarded $160,000 to help families of children with disabilities transition from early childhood services to preschool and kindergarten; the Noble Maritime Collection, which will receive $45,000 for a program that teaches students in grades 3-7 about the Robbins Reef Lighthouse near Staten Island; the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, which was awarded $180,000 to coordinate and strengthen anti-gang violence activities across the city; and the Osborne Association, which will receive $75,000 to turn the former Fulton prison in the Bronx into a reentry center that provides job training, education, and transitional housing to young people returning home to the borough after having been incarcerated.

NYCT also awarded $25,000 to Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America to help Native-American high school students prepare for college; $50,000 to the Intrepid Family of Foundations, which supports the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum on the Hudson River, to expand a weekend and summer science program for high school girls; $90,000 to the Harlem School of the Arts to provide two-year fellowships to ten performing arts students; and $75,000 to the New York Integrated Network for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to develop New York City's first managed-care organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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

"$7.6 Million in Grants Announced in Largest Round of 2014." New York Community Trust Press Release 10/07/2014.