The New York Community Trust has announced grants totaling $5.3 million to nonprofit organizations in New York City and across the country.
Grants were awarded in support of the arts, civic affairs, community development, education, the environment, health and human services, historic preservation, legal assistance, and medical research. Recipients include the New York Academy of Sciences, which was awarded $75,000 to use trained volunteers to teach science and computer courses in publicly funded afterschool programs; St. Ann's Warehouse, which will receive $100,000 to adapt the historic Tobacco Warehouse in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn for use as a theater; the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, which was awarded $150,000 to improve the quality of home care for the elderly by upgrading the skills of home health aides; and CancerCare, which will receive $750,000 for financial aid to needy cancer patients.
The trust also awarded $125,000 to the University Settlement Society of New York to help non-lawyers assist unrepresented tenants in navigating Brooklyn's housing court; $100,000 to the Vera Institute of Justice in support of the organization's efforts to improve the court system's handling of 16- and 17-year-old offenders; $200,000 to the Fund for New Citizens to assist immigrants and refugees in New York; and $75,000 to Door — A Center of Alternatives for legal assistance to undocumented young people.
For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the NYCT Web site.