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8/16/13 - Trust announces changes to grant application process

Contact: Mary Gentile
(212) 686-0010 x554

The New York Community Trust announces changes to grant application process

New York, NY (Aug. 16, 2013) — In an effort to make its competitive grant process easier for applicants, The New York Community Trust has a new online proposal cover sheet and schedule of proposal review.

Beginning on August 16th, nonprofits planning to apply for a grant should follow the new instructions on The Trust website under Grant Seekers/How to Apply.

Here’s a summary of the instructions, which are intended to streamline the process.  


If you’ve recently submitted a proposal by regular mail, there is no need to fill out the new proposal cover sheet electronically. But if you are working on a submission now or in the future, please submit the proposal cover sheet at this link: 

Once you have filled out the cover sheet and submitted it online, you’ll need to print it and mail it with your full proposal within seven business days to:

Mary Gentile
The New York Community Trust
909 Third Avenue 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10022

You are encouraged to mail in your proposals at any time during the year.  Applications will be reviewed on the following schedule:

  • Submit by October 15, 2013 for a decision on or before April 30, 2014                                                
  • Submit by February 14, 2014 for a decision on or before October 30, 2014                                          
  • Submit by June 13, 2014 for a decision on or before December 31, 2014                                      
  • Submit by October 15, 2014 for a decision or before April 30, 2015   
Our grant guidelines haven’t changed. Please read them on our website or order hard copies before applying to make sure your program is a good fit. If, after reading these materials, you believe that your proposed project meets our criteria, start the application process by completing the new proposal cover sheet. These changes do not affect the grant application process of our divisions, Westchester Community Foundation and Long Island Community Foundation.

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Please note The Trust offices will be closed August 26 through September 2.



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