New York Community Trust awards grants totaling $6.3 million

New York Community Trust awards grants totaling $6.3 million

The New York Community Trust has announced grants totaling $6.3 million to forty-two organizations in New York City. 

Grants were awarded in the areas of arts and culture, community development, the environment, education, jobs, health, human justice, youth development, technical assistance, and to advance young artists. Many of the grants will assist nonprofits working to help New Yorkers navigate the ongoing economic and health challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Recipients include the Citizens Housing and Planning Council of New York, which was awarded $90,000 to examine the city's housing policies in light of the pandemic's disproportionate impact on communities of color; CareMessage, which will receive $100,000 to expand its phone-based text messaging system; Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College, which was awarded $200,000 to boost the number of scholarship students in its emergency medical technician and paramedic training programs, with a focus on low-income residents of Queens; and the Billie Holiday Theatre, which will receive $750,000 over three years in support of the launch of the New York component of The Black Seed, a national initiative aimed at supporting  Black theater groups across the country.

Other recipients include the Andromeda Community Initiative, which was awarded $160,000 to boost recruitment efforts for its masonry restoration program; One Brooklyn Health System, which will receive $150,000 to coordinate the continued consolidation of three Brooklyn safety-net hospitals; the Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School, which was awarded $60,000  for the rebuilding of the nation's only comprehensive music school for blind and visually impaired students; Girl Be Heard Institute, which will receive $140,000 over two years for a program targeting teenage girls that combines theater and social activism; the Bloomingdale School of Music, which was awarded $90,000 to cover the cost of two-year fellowships for four young musicians; and the Healthier Products Coalition, which will receive  $120,000 in support of its efforts to boost demand for furniture and flooring products that meet stringent health and environment criteria. 

For a complete list of grant recipients, see the New York Community Trust website.

(Photo credit: Girls Be Heard)