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Collaborative Funds

To make a bigger impact on complex problems, we bring grantmakers together to pool knowledge and resources. These collaborative funds are listed below.

These funder groups periodically issue requests for proposals. Sometimes the RFP is closed, i.e., the RFP is mailed to a selected list of nonprofits who may respond, and others are posted for a general response.



The NYC AIDS Fund has successfully increased private funding to fight the AIDS epidemic and help community groups provide vital programs for people living with the disease and advocating on their behalf. It was recognized by Mayor Bloomberg for its "tremendous dedication to combating the spread of HIV/AIDS and for providing care to those affected by the disease.”>>



A project of the MacArthur Foundation and The New York Community Trust to help kids, teachers, scientists, and artists to design new and exciting ways to learn, create, and participate beyond the classroom>>



The Fund for New Citizens helps New York City immigrants.  Learn more»


The One Region Fund in The New York Community Trust advances and supports transportation planning and reform in the tri-state region. Learn more>> 

The New York City Workforce Development Fund
helps building a more effective system of employment services for job seekers in New York City. Learn more»


The Donors' Education Collaborative supports advocacy for public education reform in New York City. Learn more»
The Arts & Culture Research Fund supports cultural research that makes use of the New York State Cultural Data Project. Learn more»

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