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4/10/12 - Trust Releases New Guidelines for Social Work Grantmaking

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Trust Releases New Guidelines for Social Work Grantmaking

Funding available nationwide to improve research, education, and practice

April 10, New York—The New York Community Trust, the City’s community foundation and one of the largest private funders of local nonprofits, has released guidelines for grants that aim to make the social work profession more effective in addressing systemic social problems by integrating education, research, and practice. We are interested in funding projects that:

  • Build an evidence base for social work intervention.
  • Innovate in the classroom and the field and connect training and research to communities.
  • Make macro practice a priority and improve training in policy, management, and leadership.
  • Support research that helps social workers improve practice and addresses larger social issues.
Academic institutions in New York City and nationwide, and nonprofits working with such institutions, are encouraged to apply.  We accept applications year round and will award grants in June and December.  Applications for consideration this December must be received by September 28, 2012.

“Our world is changing faster than the field, and services and policies are not keeping up,” says Pat White, Trust program director for children, youth, and families. “Drug addiction, lack of affordable housing, family violence, and diminishing job opportunities continue, but the situations and solutions have changed.”

In addition to the new program described above, we will continue to make grants to NYC nonprofits for projects that help poor families become more self-sufficient and preserve the safety of the most vulnerable children. For more information visit our grantmaking guidelines.

About The New York Community Trust
Through the generosity of New Yorkers past and present, The New York Community Trust makes grants for a range of charitable activity important to the well-being and vitality of our city. We’ve helped make donors’ charitable dreams come true since 1924.

Grants made from these funds meet the changing needs of children, youth, and families; aid in community development; improve the environment; promote health; assist people with special needs; and support education, arts, and human justice. The Trust ended 2011 with assets of more than $1.9 billion and made grants totaling $137 million.


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