New York Community Trust Awards $12.3 Million in June Grants

The has announced June grants totaling $12.3 million in support of health, education, social services, arts and culture, and environmental organizations in New York City.

Recipients include , which was awarded $658,000 to help teachers use drama to improve the reading skills of K-2 students in District 30 in Queens; , which will receive $75,000 in support of a program that uses text messages, video, and other technology to involve parents in their children's math assignments; the , which was awarded $125,000 for a substance abuse treatment program for LGBTQ youth; , which will receive $250,000 to boost access to healthy food in low-income New York City neighborhoods; and the , which was awarded $125,000 to expand training and job counseling for former inmates.

In addition, the trust awarded $150,000 to the to create an African-centered curriculum and share it with other African-American arts groups in Brooklyn; $130,000 to to expand an arts education program to schools with students affected by homelessness, domestic violence, or developmental disabilities; $100,000 to to expand an internship program for high school students in the city; $120,000 to the to establish rating systems for city and state human services contracting agencies; and $125,000 to the in support of its efforts to advocate for a healthier and more sustainable national food system.

For a complete list of , see the NYCT website.

"." New York Community Trust Press Release 06/07/2017.