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Early Grants Ease Hardship for New Yorkers


The Trust made $8 million in grants to 12 City nonprofits in February and March of 2009 to help needy New Yorkers who are being devastated by the recession. We’re impressed with what they’ve already accomplished—and they aren’t done yet. The nonprofits and the people they’ve helped as of the end of July are below.

Families Helped

Bridge Fund of New York ($1,000,000) has given $472,000 in cash to 490 households and provided counseling to stave off foreclosure and eviction.

Cancer Care ($850,000) has distributed $412,000 in financial aid to 1,143 needy people with cancer.

City Harvest ($275,000) has delivered 1.3 million pounds of food to 69 feeding programs throughout the City.

Citymeals-on-Wheels ($500,000) has provided 35,000 emergency meals to homebound New Yorkers.

Food Bank for New York City, Food for Survival ($1,500,000) has helped distribute 21 million pounds of food and $410,000 for equipment purchases to 74 feeding programs.

Legal Services NYC ($1,200,000) has opened 6000 new civil cases for low-income New Yorkers threatened with destitution by the recession.

New York City Financial Network Action Consortium ($560,000) has helped 21,000 working poor New Yorkers get $82 million in tax refunds and Earned Income Tax Credits.

United Neighborhood Houses of New York ($1,300,000) distributed its grant to all 36 settlement houses in the five boroughs to maintain critical services for poor New Yorkers of all ages.

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Nonprofits Strengthened

Cause Effective ($100,000) has run 24 workshops for 290 nonprofit employees to help them increase and broaden their donor bases.

Community Resource Exchange ($400,000) has helped 400 staff from 66 organizations serving poor communities improve their operations to survive the recession.

Lawyers Alliance for New York ($200,000) has provided 385 nonprofit staff at 39 agencies with workshops and consultations on business law topics, such as debt restructuring and asset transfers.

NYCharities.org ($100,000) helped 219 new agencies find 13,100 new online donors and raise $3.4 million.

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