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April 2014 Grants Newsletter

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The full list of grants approved at the February board meeting can be found here>>

Joggers are familiar with Manhattan’s Waterfront Greenways and Central Park, but soon they’ll have a new route—14 scenic miles in Brooklyn. From Greenpoint to Bay Ridge, runners, bicyclists and pedestrians will have access to a landscaped path along the East River. Five miles of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway already have been completed, and a $50,000 grant from The Trust will help recruit businesses for an adopt-a-greenway program to help fund the rest of the route. Rendering by Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

The Center for Bronx Nonprofits, based at Hostos Community College, is using our $120,000 grant to train leaders of nonprofits such as Rocking the Boat, which teaches teenagers practical and academic skills through boat building and sailing.

The Gibney Dance Center in the Flatiron District offers hundreds of workshops every year to help domestic abuse survivors retake control of their lives. It also provides practice space and other resources to mid-career artists. Our $150,000 grant will help Gibney Dance lease an additional 36,000 square feet downtown and expand community outreach so small, artistic groups can rent affordable space to teach and practice dance. Photo by Whitney Browne

Brooklyn is home to craft beers, artisanal mayonnaise—even cold-brewed coffee by Grady’s. But trained workers are needed to make these products. With a $60,000 grant, East Williamsburg Valley Industrial Development Corporation will help connect Brooklyn’s specialty food businesses with workforce training. That way, local products will create more local jobs.

Two former barracks in the Fort Totten Historical District would make a great home for the Center for the Women of New York, but a colony of raccoons moved in first. The New York Landmarks Conservancy used funds from The Trust to remove the critters and clean the barracks so construction workers could finish the job. An additional $100,000 Trust grant helps the Conservancy repair other historic buildings caught in a pinch. Photo by Nicole Hensley / The Trust

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