NYCT Awards $7.9 Million in First-Quarter Grants

The New York Community Trust has announced first-quarter grants totaling $7.9 million to forty-six nonprofits working in the areas of the arts, community development, education, the environment, health and human services, legal assistance, services for the elderly, and youth.

Recipients include the Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, which was awarded $200,000 to continue its advocacy for increasing the state's age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18; Evergreen: Your North Brooklyn Business Exchange, which will receive $60,000 to support the growth of Brooklyn specialty food manufacturers and their efforts to recruit and train local workers; the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, which was awarded $100,000 to help municipal sustainability directors connect to and attract funding from community foundations; and the New York City Cultural Agenda Fund, which will receive $200,000 for a funder collaborative that works to strengthen arts advocacy, cultural policy, and equity in New York City.

NYCT also awarded $120,000 to the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice to advocate for access to a quality, well-rounded education for all students in the city's hundred and thirty community schools; $120,000 to the Helen Keller International to expand a vision-screening program to homeless kids in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx; $100,000 to New York Lawyers for the Public Interest to help undocumented immigrants being treated for serious illnesses apply for immigration benefits and Medicaid; and $150,000 to Coordinated Behavioral Care to coordinate care for people with medical, mental health, and substance-abuse problems.

For a complete list of the trust's first-quarter grants, visit the NYCT website.