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6/15/11 - Sixty-Four Nonprofits Get $4.7 Million in Competitive Grants from The Trust

6/15/11, New York-The New York Community Trust, the largest private funder of City nonprofits, has made the following grants. The next round will be announced in October. Please contact Amy Wolf at (212) 686-0010 x234 to learn more about any grants below.

  • $50,000 to The Door - A Center of Alternatives, to help undocumented youth get permanent residency so that they can get financial aid for college and become legally employable.
  • $30,000 to Futures and Options, to add paid internships in media, accounting, and technology to a college readiness program for high-school students.
  • $125,000 to Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, for a career exploration program for girls attending low-performing middle schools in the Bronx.
  • $80,000 to Good Shepherd Services, to expand a program that helps disadvantaged Brooklyn and Bronx teens go to college or find jobs.
  • $75,000 to New York Academy of Medicine, to enhance a science and health career program for girls in middle schools.
  • $186,000 to Parsons The New School for Design, to help minority high-school and college students study design and build portfolios.
  • $120,000 to ReServe Elder Service, to use retirees to help students return to school after suspension or placements in foster care or homeless shelters.
  • $125,000 to Summer Matters, to preserve 31 summer and school-year programs for middle-school students operating in poor neighborhoods.
  • $100,000 to City Harvest, to make affordable, fresh produce more available in Melrose and Mt. Hope in the Bronx, Stapleton on Staten Island, Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn, and Manhattan's Washington Heights.
  • $100,000 to Center for Economic Opportunity, to expand an incentive-based cash award and social service program in the Bronx.
  • $25,000 to Kids in Distressed Situations, to distribute donated toys, clothing, and education materials to homeless children staying in shelters.
  • $50,000 to New York LawHelp Consortium, to provide online legal resources for poor New Yorkers and training to community groups and library staff on the use of its website,
  • $70,000 to Citizens Union Foundation of the City of New York, for the ReShape New York Campaign which advocates for a fair redistricting process with independent oversight.
  • $100,000 to Fiscal Policy Institute, to help the nonprofit sector understand City and State budgets.
  • $125,000 to Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, to support and coordinate an awards program promoting excellence in nonprofit management.
  • $100,000 to Abyssinian Development Corporation, to lengthen and restructure the school day at three central Harlem public schools.
  • $80,000 to Graduate Center of the City University of New York, to start a program for newly arrived immigrant high-school students who are illiterate in their native language.
  • $100,000 to Brooklyn Academy of Music, to strengthen small performing arts groups that are participating in a subsidized rental program for performance and rehearsal space.
  • $60,000 to Brooklyn Arts Exchange, for dance, theater, and performance art presentations.
  • $40,000 to Casita Maria, to support dance and theater performances in the South Bronx.
  • $60,000 to Center for Traditional Music and Dance, to preserve and present immigrant dance in the five boroughs.
  • $50,000 to Chen Dance Center, for an Asian dance center.
  • $40,000 to City Parks Foundation, for free dance and theater presentations in public parks throughout the five boroughs.
  • $50,000 to The Civilians, for an investigative theater in Brooklyn.
  • $25,000 to Dance/USA, to help inventory the City's dance community and publish a report on the needs of dancers and dance groups.
  • $50,000 to Foundation for Jewish Culture, to distribute a DVD of Nuremburg, a film produced by Pare Lorentz.
  • $40,000 to Gina Gibney Dance, for a modern dance company.
  • $60,000 to Harlem Stage, for dance, theater, and multi-disciplinary performances in Harlem.
  • $50,000 to Irondale Productions, to produce and present theater in downtown Brooklyn.
  • $60,000 to Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, for dance and theater presentations in Queens.
  • $40,000 to On Stage at Kingsborough, to support indoor and outdoor music, theater, and dance performances at Kingsborough Community College in south Brooklyn.
  • $60,000 to Kupferberg Center for the Arts, to support dance, theater, and literary arts at Queens College.
  • $50,000 to Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts, for dance and theater performances in the Bronx.
  • $50,000 to Ma-Yi Theater Company, to develop and produce plays about Asian-American experiences.
  • $30,000 to New Georges, for a theater that develops and produces new plays by women.
  • $40,000 to Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, to support an Asian-American theater.
  • $20,000 to Poetry Project Limited, for literary readings and performances.
  • $60,000 to Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre, to support a dance program in the five boroughs.
  • $30,000 to Sundog Theatre, for a Staten Island theater.
  • $50,000 to Symphony Space, for literary programs at a performing arts space.
  • $60,000 to Women's Project and Productions, for a theater dedicated to developing and producing new plays by and about women.
  • $65,000 to Urban Homesteading Assistance (U-HAB) and $65,000 to the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, for services and advocacy to prevent foreclosure of privately owned apartment buildings.
  • $40,000 to Center for New York City Neighborhoods, to support foreclosure-prevention policy analysis and advocacy.


  • $100,000 to EcoHealth Alliance, to study pathogens entering New York in illegally imported wildlife and wildlife products.
  • $140,000 to Mental Health Association of New York City, to develop and test protocols for integrating mental health services into primary care "medical homes."
  • $100,000 to North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Foundation, to expand a fitness and learning program in elementary schools that addresses space and time limitations by bringing short, fun, and educational video-led exercise routines into the classroom.
  • $50,000 to Basel Action Network, to stop our country's export of toxic electronic waste to nations with weaker regulations.
  • $100,000 to Center for Climate Strategies, to advance a cleaner, smarter national energy strategy.
  • $100,000 to Center for Working Families, for a statewide residential energy retrofit and jobs program.
  • $75,000 to Clean Production Action, for a partnership between businesses and nonprofit organizations to promote green chemistry.
  • $75,000 to Earthworks, to minimize the hazardous effects of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale region.
  • $75,000 to Multi-State Mercury Products Campaign, to phase out the use of mercury in consumer products such as thermostats and light bulbs.
  • $150,000 to New York State Gas Drilling Protection Project, to protect New York from damage caused by natural gas drilling.
  • $75,000 to State Alliance for Federal Reform of Chemicals Policy, to advocate for stronger state and federal chemical policies to prevent environmental contamination and protect public health.
  • $50,000 to TEDX, to provide scientific information to policymakers and environmentalists advocating for stronger regulations that make gas extraction safer.
  • $75,000 to Amida Care, to improve the care of people with AIDS who struggle with mental health problems, homelessness, and substance abuse.
  • $150,000 to VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, to upgrade Blindline, New York's information and referral hotline system the blind and visually impaired.
  • $60,000 to Adaptive Design Association, to make customized adaptive wheelchairs and other equipment for the disabled City children.

  • $75,000 to Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, to improve the training of nursing aides and home health aides serving frail elders.
  • $50,000 to Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, to help five of its member agencies in low-income communities deal with growing operations challenges.
  • $80,000 to Medicare Rights Center, to help elders understand and get the most out of Medicare.  
  • $50,000 to Selfhelp Community Services, to provide legal help to elders to resolve Medicaid and Medicare problems.
  • $150,000 to United Neighborhood Houses of New York, to help settlement houses adapt to reduced government funding, particularly for children and seniors.



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