New York Community Trust Awards $8.7 Million in Grants

The New York Community Trust has announced grants totaling $8.7 million to eighty-four organizations working in the areas of the arts, community development, education, the environment, health, and workforce development.

Recipients include the New York Immigration Coalition, which was awarded $180,000 to inform undocumented immigrants about available health services, explain how policy changes might affect coverage for uninsured immigrants, and advocate for better systems and policies; INCLUDEnyc, which will receive $80,000 to help high school students with disabilities advocate for their educational needs; and Planned Parenthood of New York City, which was awarded $125,000 to expand reproductive health services for girls and young women at a new clinic in Long Island City.

The foundation also awarded grants to Girls Incorporated of New York City, which will receive $150,000 to improve the lives and academic performance of middle and high school girls in Brownsville and Bushwick in Brooklyn and Stapleton on Staten Island; the National Employment Law Project, which was awarded $75,000 to promote and monitor the city’s newly expanded Fair Chance Act, which prohibits many employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal convictions until after a job offer is made; New York Public Radio, which will receive $75,000 to produce news stories on how local policies affect income inequality; and the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, which was awarded $150,000 to plan the development of affordable spaces where artists can live and work.

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