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Grants Newsletter | December 2017 

A mother fled violence abroad, but now faces deportation and needs legal help to avoid being separated from her children... A social worker, under pressure to help more clients with more problems, is overwhelmed... A woman wants to keep her nephew out of foster care but lacks money to raise him.

When you give to The Trust’s Annual Critical Needs Fund, we will combine your gift with others—thoughtfully—to support nonprofits that help neighbors like these. 


  • If you don’t have a fund here: Write a check to Community Funds Inc., 909 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022 with “Annual Fund/ Critical Needs” in the subject line. Include your contact information, and let us know if you’d like us to stay in touch.
  • If you have a donor-advised fund: Look for the Annual Fund tab on the MyNYCT portal, or call Bob Edgar at (212) 686-2564 and ask him to transfer a specific amount.

CASE STUDY | Our Annual Fund in Action

"My nephew Juan was brought to the U.S. when he was three. His parents could no longer care for him, so I took him in. A group called Mobilization for Justice helped me become his legal guardian and get him on a path to citizenship. Now he’s doing well and studying to be an electrician." —Yolanda Tello, the Bronx, seen here with Juan, left, and her daughter.

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