The New York Community Trust

The New York Community Trust was founded in 1924 by the Vice President of the United States Mortgage and Trust Company, Frank J. Parsons, where 12 banks were invited to serve as part of the Trustees' Committee.

The trust focuses on giving grants in program areas including community development and environment; health and people with special needs; education, arts, and human justice; and children, youth, and families.

It has two divisions in Westchester and Long Island called Westchester Community Foundation and Long Island Community Foundation, respectively.

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Recent News from New York Community Trust

Why Is This Giant Community Foundation—and its Leader—So Controversial?
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Foundation Source, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, New York Community Trust

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation may be the most intriguing—and confusing—institution in philanthropy today. ..... to connecting these two worlds and called for a “new kind of...more

Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund establishes Northwell Health Visits Program and Scholarship ...
Foundation: New York Community Trust

This gift – one of the last grants that Amy Hagedorn made during her lifetime – is one of the largest The New York Community Trust – Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund has given to any single...more

Why Armed Guards Would Be Bad for Schools
Foundation: Citi Foundation , Milbank Memorial Fund, New York Community Trust

By Leigh Ross, Program Associate for the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust. What are digital badges, and why should we use them? In my last post , I explained the basic...more

Green City Force Prepares Youth for a Sustainable Future
Foundation: Citi Foundation , New York Community Trust

Major funding: ALLINBKLYN; AmeriCorps via The Corps Network; Anonymous; Arbor Brothers; Bank of America; Blessing Way Foundation; Brooklyn Community Foundation; Capital One; Celery Design...more

NYC Schools See Rise in Lockdown Incidents
Foundation: New York Community Trust

Comptroller Audit Shows NYC Department of Education Did Not Properly Report Hundreds of Violent ... Department of Education (DoE) is the largest school district in the country and serves about 1.1...more

What Is This Donors' Collaborative Doing to Shape K-12 Education in New York?
Foundation: Fordham Street Foundation, New York Community Trust, Schott Foundation for Public Education

It's hard to think of a community foundation with a longer, richer track record of playing well with others than the New York Community Trust (NYCT). It's long been an important hub of multi-funder...more

Grants/Program Associate
Foundation: New York Community Trust

Howard Gilman Foundation seeks Grants/Program...more

Graduate Student Fellowship
Foundation: New York Community Trust

ORGANIZATION: The New York Community Trust (The Trust), the community foundation for the New York area, is offering four fellowships for full-time graduate students. The Trust, established in 1924,...more

Small Victories in Affordable Housing?
Foundation: New York Community Trust

Let's acknowledge and celebrate the fact that incremental progress is possible, even in places where the magnitude and complexity of the housing crisis often makes it seem intractable and unsolvable....more

Proud moment: Local pride center gets $120000 to start internship program for LGBTQ youths
Foundation: New York Community Trust

“Brooklyn doesn't really have the service centers for gay and lesbian kids that Manhattan, or even Queens, has,” said Roderick Jenkins, a senior officer for the New York Community Trust's jobs...more

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