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December 2014 Newsletter

QUICK VIEW | A Sampling of New Grants

Donors’ bequests help foster kids go to college, retired actors get health care, and public hospitals improve care. More about our 95 latest grants here>>

HOUSING FOR ALL: We’re giving $60,000 to New Economy Project to advocate for and create Community Land Trusts, starting with a pilot in East Harlem. Community Land Trusts are nonprofit owners and stewards of land that has residential buildings. They work with other organizations to provide permanent affordable housing for very low-income and homeless New Yorkers. Left: Detail of the Project’s logo by Eric Drooker

A STRONGER HARLEM: The $50,000 we gave last year to Union Settlement Association increased the size of the East Harlem Community Alliance by 330 percent. This network matches local job seekers with jobs, helps employees get child care and GED classes, and boosts the sale of local goods. Our new $50,000 grant expands this work. Left: A detail from a mosaic by Louis Delsarte on 125th Street. Photo by Wally Gobetz/ Creative Commons

EMPLOYER-LED JOB TRAINING: Through our New York City Workforce Development Fund, we’ve helped New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare as it assesses employer needs, then trains workers. In three years, 929 students have finished training and 601 have been placed in jobs or received higher wages. Our new $125,000 grant expands these programs. Right: A pharmacy tech class at Lehman College in the Bronx. Detail of photo by Ari Mintz/The Trust

ENERGY: The wind along the Atlantic Coast could generate as much electricity as 200 coal-fired power plants. These grants will help us decrease dependence on fossil fuels. Campaign for Atlantic Offshore Wind Power, an effort by four environmental groups, is spending $160,000 to bolster support for offshore wind power among businesses, public officials, and residents from Maine to the Carolinas. Clean Energy Group is using $75,000 from The Trust to find financing for offshore wind projects. And the University of Delaware will use our $100,000 grant to encourage states to work together to make offshore energy a reality.

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