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.
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
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
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