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FAMILY BUSINESS: Hot Bread Kitchen’s culinary business incubator program, supported by The Trust, helps Beatrice Stegaru, who owns a jam-making company, Maya’s Jams, with her daughter and granddaughter. Photo by Christine Han Photography 

Grants Made from the 2015-2016 Annual Fund

Thanks to everyone who generously contributed to the 2015-2016 Annual Fund. Here are the grants we made with your help:


Critical Needs

  1. $60,000 to NYC Service to screen and recruit 100 young adults for 10-month paid service positions at various City agencies and host organizations.
  2. $100,000 to Mount Sinai Hospital to use technology to engage about 2,000 adolescents in East Harlem to monitor and seek medical interventions when needed.


  1. $100,000 to the Corporation for Supportive Housing targeted to improve housing referral and placement systems for the estimated 3,650 youth aging out of foster care, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems.
  2. $95,000 to Housing + Solutions to increase access to mental health services for homeless female veterans, offering educational and vocational assistance and providing access to benefits including affordable housing.
  3. $200,000 to Bowery Residents’ Committee to increase the supply of very low-income housing.


  1. $100,000 to Hot Bread Kitchen (a two-year grant) to expand a business incubator for 60 small food companies in the first year and 70 in the second, and to provide marketing, branding, sales training, and individual coaching to 50 better established companies in East Harlem.
  2. $100,000 to Phipps Neighborhoods to prepare 400 Bronx youth to meet the workforce needs of health care employers, with the hoped-for outcome that 75% of these will find employment or enroll in college.

Human Justice

  1. $90,000 to Brooklyn Community Bail Fund to share information about the effects of cash bail on low-income New Yorkers with the goal of detailing the effect that posting or not posting bail has on the outcomes of cases, recidivism rates, housing stability, and employment.
  2. $100,000 CUNY School of Law Foundation to provide legal help to Muslim New Yorkers targeted by law enforcement agencies for surveillance; and to run at least 20 know-your-rights workshops for mosques, Muslim student groups, and community organizations. 
For a complete list of grants made from the 2015-2016 Annual Fund, please contact Gay Young at (212) 686-2234.

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