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FAMILY FIELD TRIP: A family uses a free Cool Culture pass to the Brooklyn Museum and participates in art-making workshops.
February 2016 Grants Newsletter

You’re Helping to Open Museum Doors 

When we announced our Annual Fund a little more than a year ago, we said it would give New Yorkers a chance to make New York a better place for everyone. 

It didn’t take long. Here’s one example: Thanks to our Annual Fund donors, as well as those who left permanent funds to The Trust, 14,000 kids and adults are being introduced to museums. We support Cool Culture, which offers free passes, group outings, and workshops to City families on tight budgets. 

“Many of these families live within walking distance of museums but had never entered before,” says Bob Edgar, The Trust’s vice president for donor relations.

This year, you can help improve life in New York, create and protect affordable housing, train job seekers, improve the criminal justice system, or respond to the City’s urgent problems. 

You can give to the Annual Fund, even if you don’t have a fund in The Trust.


  • Send a check to Community Funds, Inc. Our address is on the back cover. Please note on the check it’s for the Annual Fund. (You can specify if you’d like to support housing, jobs, justice, or critical needs.) 
  • Give through your donor-advised fund. Look for the Annual Fund tab on MyNYCT. Or call us, and we’ll transfer your gift. 
  • Contact Bob Edgar, (212) 686-2564, or Gay Young, (212) 686-2234. They can tell you about other options, including giving gifts of stock. 

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