NYCT Announces $4.3 Million in First-Quarter Grants

The New York Community Trust has announced grants totaling $4.3 million to thirty-eight nonprofits working in the areas of the arts, community development, education, the environment, health and human services, legal assistance, and youth programming.

Recipients include the Center for Anti-Violence Education, which was awarded $40,000 to expand an anger-management program for homeless young gay people and to train staff at five agencies in New York City; the Brooklyn-based East Williamsburg Valley Industrial Development Corporation, which will receive $60,000 in support of its efforts to develop specialty food manufacturing firms in the area and boost research and advocacy in the field; Coming Clean, in Brattleboro, Vermont, which will receive $75,000 to limit consumer exposure to toxic chemicals by organizing communities across the country to examine the safety of chemical facilities; and the New York City Change Capital Fund, which was awarded $100,000 to help community development groups implement innovative strategies aimed at reducing poverty.

The trust also awarded $100,000 to Taxpayers for Common Sense in Washington, D.C., in support of its efforts to protect vulnerable communities by pushing for federal disaster preparedness and response reform; $170,000 to Cool Culture to help the Brooklyn Museum, the Queens Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art develop early learning programs for poor families; $150,000 to the Student Success Network-NYC to help schools and youth development groups use survey data to improve how they teach problem-solving and social skills; and $150,000 to the Queens Economic Development Corporation for a contextual English language skills program for immigrants running or starting their own businesses.

For a complete list of the trust's fourth-quarter grant recipients, visit the NYCT website.