NYCT Awards $7.9 Million in First-Quarter Grants

The 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 , which was awarded $200,000 to continue its advocacy for increasing the state's age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18; , which will receive $60,000 to support the growth of Brooklyn specialty food manufacturers and their efforts to recruit and train local workers; the , which was awarded $100,000 to help municipal sustainability directors connect to and attract funding from community foundations; and the , 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 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 to expand a vision-screening program to homeless kids in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx; $100,000 to to help undocumented immigrants being treated for serious illnesses apply for immigration benefits and Medicaid; and $150,000 to to coordinate care for people with medical, mental health, and substance-abuse problems.

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

"." New York Community Trust Press Release 02/10/2016.