New York Community Trust Awards $8.3 Million in Grants

New York Community Trust Awards $8.3 Million in Grants

The has announced fifty-two grants totaling $8.3 million in support of New York City organizations working in the areas of aging services, behavioral health, LGBTQ issues, education, immigrant rights, human services, workforce and youth development, arts and culture, community improvement/development, and the environment.

Recipients include the and , each of which was awarded $100,000 to expand and enhance a peer-education health program for older adults in the Bronx; the , which will receive $150,000 in support of its efforts to ensure that New Yorkers, especially those who are court-involved, get substance-abuse treatment in the wake of federal changes to health care; the , which was awarded $150,000 to study the barriers faced by transgender individuals in seeking employment or staying employed; , which will receive $1.25 million to expand an early reading program to all PK-2 classes in Community School District 7 in the Bronx; and the , which was awarded $80,000 in support of its efforts to protect the rights of immigrants threatened with detention and/or deportation.

In addition, the trust awarded $200,000 to Invest in Skills NY in support of the organization's advocacy efforts on behalf of additional investment in the state's workforce development system; $125,000 to to ensure rollout of the 2017 law; $160,000 to to develop and test an arts program that will make it easier for low-income families in New York City to access cultural institutions and activities; $125,000 to the in support of its efforts to help community groups adopt new anti-poverty ideas and track their results; and $100,000 to the in support of its efforts to oppose the rollback of federal climate change regulations.

The trust also awarded $125,000 to the for the eleventh year of the New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards program, which offers cash prizes and educational opportunities to nonprofits in the tri-state area.

"." New York Community Trust Press Release 02/05/2018.