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


Nonprofits fill census funding gap as federal government lags
Foundation: New York Community Trust

The fund, housed at the New York Community Trust, plans to pool contributions from organizations across the state and provide grants to...more

The Role of Philanthropy in Advancing Equity in the Arts
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Bush Foundation, New York Community Trust

Maurine Knighton, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Kerry McCarthy, vice president for philanthropic initiatives for The New York Community Trust, write how...more

The Role of Philanthropy in Advancing Equity in the Arts
Foundation: Bush Foundation, New York Community Trust

Those of us in philanthropy aren't typically in the business of making ... A 2017 study titled “Not Just Money: Equity Issues in Cultural Philanthropy,” ... of communities, and thus deserve...more

3 Ways to Optimize a Charitable Gift
Foundation: Denver Foundation, New York Community Trust

Jessica Hicks, an editorial fellow at Thrive Global, writes that giving shouldn't be a stressful experience. Hicks quotes Sarah Harrison, the vice president of philanthropic services at The Denver...more

Area non-profits reap benefits of Community Foundation funding
Foundation: New York Community Trust

ROUND OF APPAWS? — Cats and kittens relax and play in the cat room at Herkimer County Humane Society. The society is one of dozens...more

Cybersecurity Has Over 300000 Open Jobs — These Two Nonprofits Are Training Brooklynites To ...
Foundation: New York Community Trust

Here in Brooklyn, The New York Community Trust, the region's community foundation, is funding two national nonprofits — Per Scholas and...more

Who Will Be Counted in the US Census?
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, California Endowment, New York Community Trust

... The California Endowment, Ford, Joyce, Lumina, Mary Reynolds Babcock, New York Community Trust, Piton, Silicon Valley Community...more

SNF approves new grants topping 80 mln dollars
Foundation: New York Community Trust

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) approved 95 new grants totaling over 80 million dollars for projects or organizations that aim to...more

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Announces New Grants Totaling over $80 Million
Foundation: New York Community Trust

As announced previously, SNF paused the submission of new grant ... from elderly care, to the refugee crisis, to mental health, to racial...more

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