New York Community Trust Announces $5.3 Million in Grants

The 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 , which was awarded $75,000 to use trained volunteers to teach science and computer courses in publicly funded afterschool programs; , which will receive $100,000 to adapt the historic Tobacco Warehouse in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn for use as a theater; the , which was awarded $150,000 to improve the quality of home care for the elderly by upgrading the skills of home health aides; and , which will receive $750,000 for financial aid to needy cancer patients.

The trust also awarded $125,000 to the to help non-lawyers assist unrepresented tenants in navigating Brooklyn's housing court; $100,000 to the 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 to assist immigrants and refugees in New York; and $75,000 to for legal assistance to undocumented young people.

For a complete list of , visit the NYCT Web site.

"." New York Community Trust Press Release 04/28/2014.