Program goals: to build and sustain strong communities and create economic opportunities for residents of low-income neighborhoods.
We support a mix of citywide and local community development activities as well as citywide technical assistance, policy research, and advocacy. We will give priority to projects that promote community participation.
Grants are made to projects that:
You may also consider applying for a grant through the Neighborhood Revitalization Program.
Important notice to grant-seekers: We’re developing a revised grantmaking strategy with our Board for the New York City and national environment grants program, and we won’t review any new proposals until April 2014. Please check this website in April for the revised grant strategy.
Our New York City program focuses on four urban environmental issues:
The Trust is fortunate to have the Henry Phillip Kraft Family Memorial Fund, whose purpose is to support environmental projects of national and international significance and supplements our local environmental grantmaking.
Grants from the Kraft Fund are made to:
Minimize climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through local, state, and regional commitments; through efforts by private businesses and institutions to increase sustainable practices; and through development of alternative energy sources and energy conservation.
Preserve biological diversity through habitat conservation by supporting the preservation and restoration of ocean, estuarine, coastal, and wetlands habitat; promoting land conservation and smart growth strategies; and altering destructive agricultural and industrial practices.
Reduce or eliminate toxins that are hazardous to human health by implementing clean production practices; adopting the precautionary principle; protecting drinking water quality; and conducting research to establish links between hazards and public health.
Internationally, we will support only U.S.-based organizations that are building the capacity of government, institutions, and nonprofits to protect biodiversity, improve environmental health, and reduce greenhouse gases around the world.
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Important notice to grant-seekers: We’re developing a new grantmaking strategy with our Board for the workforce development grants program, and we will review only a very limited number of new proposals until June 2014. Please watch this website in June for the new grant strategy.
Program goal: To improve the management capacity of nonprofits and strengthen the nonprofit sector.
Grants are made to:
Program goal: To ensure a representative political process and improve the functioning of government.
Encourage voting through projects that:
Make local and state government more accountable through projects that:
Promote civic literacy in children and civic learning for our newest citizens through projects that:
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Read about our national and international environmental grantmaking.
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